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  • Author:
    Nigel Planer,Terry Pratchett
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    0753105195
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    978-0753105191
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    Isis Audio Books; Unabridged edition (September 1, 1999)
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Feet of Clay is a fantasy novel by British writer Terry Pratchett, the nineteenth book in the Discworld series, published in 1996

Feet of Clay is a fantasy novel by British writer Terry Pratchett, the nineteenth book in the Discworld series, published in 1996. The story follows the members of the City Watch, as they attempt to solve murders apparently committed by a golem, as well as the unusual poisoning of the Patrician, Lord Vetinari

Terry Pratchett (Author), Nigel Planer (Narrator). Feet of Clay was both another solid entry to the Watch series and an amazing and subtle treatise on personal responsibility, to one's self and one's peers

Terry Pratchett (Author), Nigel Planer (Narrator). Book 19 of 41 in the Discworld Series. Feet of Clay was both another solid entry to the Watch series and an amazing and subtle treatise on personal responsibility, to one's self and one's peers. My takeaway from the main storyline concerning golems was that you cannot be aware of the suffering of others and consider yourself to be truly self-aware.

A Novel of Discworld®. But it wasn’t like the usual lumpen clay things that you occasionally saw. This one gleamed like a newly polished statue, perfect down to the detailing of the clothes. It reminded him of one of the old pictures of the city’s kings, all haughty stance and imperious haircut.

Part of Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. He’s alive, sir. He’s just made of clay, Vimes. Aren’t we all, sir? According to them pamphlets Constable Visit keeps handing out. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32. From the shadows there was a rumble like a distant thunderstorm. The vampire looked from the golem to Vimes. Anyway, he thinks he’s alive, and that’s good enough for me. The Patrician waved a hand towards the stairs and his office full of paper. Nevertheless, Commander, I’ve had no less than nine missives from leading religious figures declaring that he is an abomination.

Terry Pratchett, ever the clever turn of phrase artist, is here in rare form.

Terry Pratchett, ever the clever turn of phrase artist, is here in rare form. This is literally chock full of puns, clichés, similes, metaphors and enough droll word play to make Nabokov choke a chicken. Once again, Nigel Planer brought to life a diverse cast of impossible characters and I‘m already sad to know that he won‘t narrate all of them. I love the paperbacks with their funny covers but the audiobooks give the entire thing an additional flair.

Written by Terry Pratchett, Audiobook narrated by Nigel Planer. Sci Fi Books Sci Fi Novels Audio Books Comic Books Science Fiction Books Pulp Fiction Fiction Stories Fiction Writing Pulp Magazine.

Feet of Clay is the 19th book in Sir Terry Pratchett's Discworld, and the 3rd book in the City Watch Series. Pratchett's spectacular inventiveness makes the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction.

Narrated by Nigel Planer. If it's just a thing, how can it commit murder? A sword is a thing' - he drew his own sword. You're getting the VIP treatment! With the purchase of Kobo VIP Membership, you're getting 10% off and 2x Kobo Super Points on eligible items. Your Shopping Cart is empty. There are currently no items in your Shopping Cart.

Электронная книга "Feet of Clay: A Novel of Discworld", Terry Pratchett. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Feet of Clay: A Novel of Discworld" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. Collected together for the first time are seven full-cast BBC Radio dramatisations of Terry Pratchett’s novels, with star-studded casts including Martin Jarvis, Sheila Hancock, Anton Lesser, Philip Jackson, Alex Jennings and Mark Heap.

There's a werewolf with the pre-lunar tension in Ankh-Morpork. And a dwarf with attitude and a golem who's begun to think for itself. But for Commander Vimes, Head of Ankh-Morpork City Watch, that's only the start...There's treason in the air. A crime has happened. He's not only got to find out whodunit, but howdunit too. He's not even sure what they dun. But soon as he knows what the questions are, he's going to want some answers.

MilsoN
I'm a huge Terry Pratchett fan(RIP, Terry. We'll see you hubwards), so it comes as no surprise that I knew that he could pull off a whodunnit like no one else in the business. And boy, does he.

The Night watch series is truly one of a kind...We have Sam Vimes, the most noble ignoble you'll ever hope to meet. His Sgt, Fred Colon, who has a distrust of foreigners unlike anything you've seen this side of the Mississippi. Corporal Cecil Wormsborough St. John "Nobby" Nobbs, who has to carry a card around stating that he is, in fact, human. Corporal Carrot Ironfoundersson, a 6'5" dwarf. Cheery Littlebottom, the first dwarf to identify as female (she even wears lipstick, much to Vimes' confusion). Corporal Detritus, full-time troll, part time genius, All-time battering ram. Angua, part-time werewolf. And a few zombies. Gnomes. And just about everything else that might roam around the disc(save Vampires).

It starts out with a man being mummified in a vat of latex used to make...well, "male contraceptives", let's say. And it just gets more insane from there. You never know where the book is going, and that's awesome. It keeps the pages turning, and the laughs coming.
Camper
Feet of Clay was both another solid entry to the Watch series and an amazing and subtle treatise on personal responsibility, to one's self and one's peers. My takeaway from the main storyline concerning golems was that you cannot be aware of the suffering of others and consider yourself to be truly self-aware. I really appreciate how multi-dimensional the characters of the Discworld books are. Someone who might be a villain or is perceived that way at the beginning of a book becomes an ally by the end, and while the villains can be a little one-dimensional they are still well-written. I spent a long time being aware of the Discworld books and not reading them, and I wish I had tried them earlier in my life. They are always a delight, for the most part full of comedy, vivid descriptions, action, and engaging characters. Vimes, Carrot, Angua, Cheri, Detritus, Sgt. Colon and Nobby are all in top form, especially the latter.
Brakree
It is interesting to see how golems evolve from Pratchett's Discworld novel, "Feet of Clay" (1996), where they are speechless slaves of clay, to "Going Postal" (2004) where a well-educated but humorless golem serves as body guard and lecturer-in-morals to the new Post Master. This is where it all begins...

Commander Sir Samuel Vimes, of Ankh-Morpork's Night Watch pays a visit to the Dragon King of Arms at the urging of his new wife, who thinks Sam needs his own coat-of-arms now that he's been knighted. Unfortunately, one of Sam's ancestors was a regicide so his descendent is denied an armorial bearing by the College of Heralds. He does learn that one of his watchmen is actually the Earl of Ankh: the inimitable Corporal Nobbs, who is forced to carry around a piece of paper signed by Ankh-Morpork's Patrician certifying that he's really human.

Well, this is a bit of a come-down for Sir Sam, but he's got more important matters on his mind, including the murders of two harmless old men. One of them was beaten to death by a loaf of Dwarf bread. His body was discovered by Captain Carrot and Corporal Angua, the only werewolf in the Night Watch, when they visited the Dwarf Bread Museum on their day off.

The only link between the two corpses is a trace of white clay at both murder scenes.

Subplots zigzag every which-way through "Feet of Clay." Corporal 'Earl of Ankh' Nobbs is being courted by a group of well, nobs who haven't given up on the notion that Ankh-Morpork should be ruled by a king. Captain Carrot, hereditary king of Ankh-Morpork who wisely refused the crown in "Men at Arms," is busy tracking murderers and emancipating golems. Sargeant Colon is about to retire if he lives through a trip through the sewers with Wee Mad Arthur. Corporal Angua helps a new dwarf recruit come to terms with her yen to wear lipstick.

Death, who has at least a walk-on role in all the Discworld fantasies is still working on his sense of humor: "I AM DEATH, NOT TAXES. I TURN UP ONLY ONCE."

If this sounds confusing, it isn't. It's brilliant. All of the story lines tie together according to character. I don't know how Pratchett digs through the sewers and stockyards of Ankh-Morpork, and rubs together a monarchist plot with a bit of animated clay to create such a gem.

I think he must use magic.
Cha
I do not believe in grade inflation and I don't think I have ever rated a book as a 5 before. Even so, I would actually give this one a 7 if I could. If you haven't read any Terry Pratchett, those of us who have will drag you to your first book like converts who love their new religion. And, once you read a book, you too will be converted. But don't worry, we are not a demanding group; all you must do is read as much Pratchett as you like. It doesn't matter in what order you read them. It won't be our fault if you loose your job because you stay home reading all the time. I've read a lot of books by a lot of authors and there is no one close to Terry Pratchett for a good time. If you are not a fantasy fan, don't worry. I'm not either; my teenage son converted me. Once you accept the context that there are wizards and trolls and dwarfs and other creatures around, Discworld, the planet that Pratchett has created, is just like Earth, with the very same kinds of people, regardless of their race, or maybe I mean species. This particular book involves an uprising of the Golems, ancient pottery people which are treated like slaves, and a mystery for the head of the police, Sam Vimes, one of my favorite characters. While Agua and Captain Carrot try to straighten out the Golems, Sam is trying, with little success, to protect Vetinari, who is kind of a benevolent dictator. It's unbelievably funny, in that dry, understated, British way. You absolutely cannot go wrong with a Pratchett Discworld book, and this is a great one to start with.