S1E21 - Jingo

War comes to the Disc. Not one of those normal everyday skirmishes, but a traditional one. With Politics. And Racism. And stuck in the middle of it is our favorite suspicious bastard, Sir Samuel Vimes. Special Guest: The Internet's Scott Paladin!

2 years ago

While Jingo is broadly classified as a Guards book, it really is the beginning of a series of Sam Vimes books with the Watch in orbit around him. There's also a LOT of our favorite carnivorous flamingo, The Patrician himself. There's submarine action, a plot head-fake that would be at home in film noir or Tom Clancy, and lots and lots of politics.

It also marks an inflection point in Discworld novels, at least to those of us very familiar with them. Sam very much finds who he will be in the back half of the Discworld library in this book, and much of the commentary that happens around the plot is clearly Sir Terry rethinking some of his earlier easy stereotypes.

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