Discworld Reading Club #19: Feet of Clay

A new month, a new Discworld thread…

The books covered so far:

1. The Colour of Magic
2. The Light Fantastic
3. Equal Rites
4. Mort
5. Sourcery
6. Wyrd Sisters
7. Pyramids
8. Guards! Guards!
9. Eric
10. Moving Pictures
11. Reaper Man
12. Witches Abroad
13. Small Gods
14. Lords and Ladies
15. Men at Arms
16. Soul Music
17. Interesting Times
18. Maskerade

I liked the twist about the candles being poisoned, and Cheery Littlebottom is one of my favourite characters of the series, and the parody of the Blackberry / PDA was hilarious (“Bingeley bingeley beep!”).

Also, I want my own specially-made Discworld coat of arms :slight_smile:

Just finished re-reading this a few weeks ago (for some reason I was on a “City Guards” reading kick). I thought it would be tough to top Men-At-Arms, but Feet of Clay was a deft blend of comedy, insight, and intrigue. I’m certainly not much of a detective, as I didn’t clue in to how the poisoning plot until it was all spelled out for me. Cheery and Dorfl are great additions to the Watch, though I’m a little upset Cpl. Littlebottom didn’t go with “Cheri” in the subsequent books.

Ditto with the “didn’t figure it out until Vimes laid it out.” I really liked that aspect of the book. Usually I have a handle on the mystery by the end of the third chapter or so. Pterry doesn’t write in chapters, so the book was a puzzle to the end. The golems were a nice addition to Ankh-Morpork. Plus, it has the Dwarven Battle Cry., which I have adopted as my own.

“Today is a good day for Somebody Else to die!” :smiley:

“Just because someone’s a member of an ethnic minority doesn’t mean they’re not a nasty small-minded little jerk […]”

A great Asimov Robot story, that hasn’t got any Asimov or any Robots.