June 16, 2016

A Discworld Novel. Author: Terry Pratchett.


According to the writer of the best-selling crime novel ever to have been published in the city of Ankh-Morpork, it is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse. And Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is on holiday in the pleasant and innocent countryside, but not for him a mere body in the wardrobe. There are many, many bodies and an ancient crime more terrible than murder. He is out of his jurisdiction, out of his depth, out of bacon sandwiches, and occasionally snookered and out of his mind, but never out of guile. Where there is a crime there must be a finding, there must be a chase and there must be a punishment. They say that in the end all sins are forgiven. But not quite all… (Goodreads summary.)

Content Review:

Sexual content: There are statues of near-naked men and women decorating a mansion. A lady explains that maids are forbidden to even look at high-ranking guests because of previous unfortunate incidents when they were overawed by the privileges of hot-blooded young male visitors.

Language: 49 bloody, 47 d***, 18 derogatory terms, 17 hell, 6 scatological terms

Violence: Two men brawl. Characters find a beheaded body. One character punches another in the stomach. Character recounts seeing man throw an ax at his dog and cut off its back legs. Narrative of how goblins were slaughtered in the past. Character finds a dying goblin, puts it out of its misery.

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