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by Terry Pratchett

  • ISBN: 0061050474
  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • ePub ver: 1436 kb
  • Fb2 ver: 1436 kb
  • Rating: 4.1 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 336
  • Publisher: Harper Voyager; 1st Edition edition (May 19, 1998)
  • Formats: mbr txt lrf docx
  • Category: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Action & Adventure
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In "Jingo" Terry Pratchett is actually waging a bitter and deeply sad one-man war against nationalism, racism, religious fundamentalism, territorialism and all kinds of nasty-ISMS invented by men and he does it the way he knows best: by making you laugh out loud and think! And there is no better way to do it, in my book anyway. I came to Terry Pratchett late which meant I have this lovely, long line of books to graze through. Pratchett's Discworld is just our world, but amplified by the presence of witches and wizards, and Death is a character, and a lovely old duffer with a charming, if prickly, granddaughter.

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The enemy might be even worse.

In the 21st Discworld novel, Discworld goes to war, with armies of sardines, warriors, fishermen, squid and at least one very camp follower. The enemy might be even worse. Neighbour. ah. People’d live for ages side by side, nodding at one another amicably on their way to work, and then some trivial thing would happen and someone would be having a garden fork removed from their ea.

Something new has come up between the Discworld's ancient rival cites of Ankh-Morpork and Al-Khali.

Literally

It's up island, rising out of Discworld's sea, uninhabited and claimed by both cities.

Under International Law this situation clearly falls under the ancient doctrine of Acquiris Quodcumque Rapis ("You Get What You Grab"). And everyone wants to grab. Besides, the Al-Khalians may have invented algebra, astronomy and alcohol, but hey don't have a word for lawyer, and how can you talk to people like that?

Since there's no basis for negotiation, it's down to the long-suffering Commander Vimes of the City Watch to deal with a crime as awful that there's no law against it.

It's called war.

Ankh-Morpork has been at peace for a century, and so has Al-Khali. But now there are people on both sides who think it's time to give was a chance, and will happily help it on its way with a few murders...

Modern war needs modern weapons. Unfortunately, Ankh-Morpork got rich making and selling them to Al-Khali. But it's just possible that salvation lies in the hands of the great inventive genius Leonard of Quirm, whose sketchbooks are filled with devices for killing people, flying through the air, and weighing cheese.

Maybe it's in his boat tat travels under water--Leonard calls it a "Going Under-The-Water-Safely Device", or "metal sinking fish thing" for short. (Just because he's an inventor doesn't mean he's good at naming stuff.) But this is carrying something else--a device that so powerful that it can finish any war.

But don't be alarmed. It's fantasy. It all happens on Discworld, where greed and ignorance influence human behavior, politicians pursue was for selfish ends, and perfectly ordinary people occasionally act like raving idiots.

A world, in short, totally unlike our own.

Comments (7)

Balhala
The first time I read the Night Watch series I read them in order. This time I'm reading them in reverse order, and seeing new connections. "Jingo" is about the foolishness of war, and takes its title from an old song: "We don't want to fight but by jingo if we do,We've got the ships, we've got the men, and got the money too!" It has hilarious moments: seeing Vetinary playing his shell game among the Klatchians is, as they say in tvtropes, a crowning moment of both awesome and funny. But it also has moments of almost unbearable poignancy, as when the Disorganizer reports on events from the alternative timeline down the other leg of the Trousers of Time. A similar idea is later used to heartbreaking effect in the book "Night Watch".

In "Jingo" we get to see our old friends from the watch show some surprising sides: Nobby as feminist is especially fun. And once again Sam Vimes tries to make sense of a world where sometimes the crimes are so big you can't arrest everyone involved. Or can you?
Knights from Bernin
I just love Terry. Every book is a gem. I am going to have to buy a full set to have at the beach for everyone to read. There is truly something for everyone in his books, and his writing is exemplary. While there is some violence it of the cartoon variety, and not meant to make anyone squirm, which personally, I can not abide in the least. (I am a wimp on that account). There are bon mots in every book -these are seriously quotable quotes, even if some of them are hysterically funny. This is entertainment, escapism, satire, and a serious read all wound up into one.

I miss, miss, miss him.
Funny duck
This item is the abridged version. That is not noted anywhere in the details and is a major disappointment as I was expecting to get the full, unabridged recording. Very disappointed in this purchase.
Hidden Winter
You're not likely coming to Discworld via Book 21, so I don't have to walk you through a lot of background. This is a one in the City Watch story line in which we get to learn more about Cpl. Nobbs' feminine side, and watch Cmdr. Vimes continue to struggle with the desire the do good police work despite being a member of the aristocracy.

That said, I put this in the lower third of Pratchett's Discworld books. As I've mentioned elsewhere, not everything can be "Small Gods." And even a slow Discworld book makes for a great night's reading. But this one never quite gelled for me in a narrative or pacing sense.
Vaua
Please note that the kindle version that the Amazon listing has defaulted to is a stage adaptation, a playscript, with a severely abridged plot. It is not the novel and should not be included on the page as an equivalency to the paperbacks/hardbacks which ARE the novel.

Note that there actually is a kindle version of the novel 'jingo' but you must search for it on the amazon site via google which direct links back to this page with the proper novel version of 'jingo' selected; do not refresh the page as that will reset to amazon's default selection of the playscript.

Amazon, if you are reading this: please remove the 'stage adaptation' (ASIN: B00F943AL8) from the novel's listing. Relist it separately and ensure to legally and properly credit the playwright Stephen Briggs as the author or co-author in the new listing.
Leceri
This is the 4th book in the Night Watch collection from the Discworld series and continues the saga of Vimes, Carrot, the Patrician, and the rest of the cast of vintage Pratchett caricatures. This time it's all about the idiocy of a typical war, in this case fighting over each side's claim to an island that arose out of the sea, which unbeknownst to the opposing parties is soon to sink back into the depths. The tale is rendered as only Terry Pratchett can, with outrageous puns and twist of phrase accompanied by evident jabs at current day norms of xenophobia and sheer idiocy. Another 5 star contribution to add to his astonishing collection.
HappyLove
The city watch novels started with Corporal Carrot being the center of the story, but Pratchett found his muse in Sam Vimes - who has several different titles, depending on where in the series you are, and how nice Lord Vetinari feels towards Vimes that week.

Jingo was written in 1997, when Pratchett was hitting his stride with the Disc and the world was less medieval and more Victorian. By this point, Pratchett was pulling in the real world and bringing it to wonderful parody by showing the hypocrisies inherent in the actions we take. He's able to ameliorate this by the fantasy tropes that the world is set in, but they are no less true because they take place on a flat world supported by four elephants on the back of a giant space turtle.

Jingo looks at the nature of conflict and self-definition and nationalism - who are we and what we do we stand for? The precipitating event is that an island rises in the circle sea, and is claimed by two competing powers, Ankh-Morpork and the city of Al-Khali.

There is palace intrigue, some derring-do, and lessons learned. In the end, we learn that those we go to war with are just like you and I, but perhaps it is the ones that lead us to war that we should be most wary of. Reading it felt odd, as if it was a response to the drumbeats that lead the Anglo countries to war in 2003, but it was written years in advance. It just goes to show that the will to power is universal, the only shame is that there was no Sam Vimes in Baghdad, ready to save the day.

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