Night watch : a novel of Discworld® / Terry Pratchett.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: Sam Vimes can't tell what kind of day he's having. One moment he's fighting a ruthless murderer on top of the library of the Unseen University. The next, he's thrown back in time. But, the city's on the brink of revolt, and that killer he was after in the future is with him here in the past, which is now the present. Now all Vimes has to do is figure out how to get back home--but first he has to change the outcome of a bloody rebellion.
    • ISBN:
      9780062307408
      0062307401
      9780613673426
      0613673425
    • Accession Number:
      ocn884968125
      884968125
    • Accession Number:
      fay.653526
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      PRATCHETT, T. Night watch : a novel of Discworld®. [s.l.] : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2014. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 22 ago. 2019.
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      Pratchett T. Night Watch : A Novel of Discworld®. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; 2014. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.653526. Accessed August 22, 2019.
    • APA:
      Pratchett, T. (2014). Night watch : a novel of Discworld®. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.653526
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      Pratchett, Terry. 2014. Night Watch : A Novel of Discworld®. A Novel of Discworld®. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.653526.
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      Pratchett, T. (2014) Night watch : a novel of Discworld®. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers (A novel of Discworld®). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.653526 (Accessed: 22 August 2019).
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      Pratchett, T 2014, Night watch : a novel of Discworld®, A novel of Discworld®, Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, viewed 22 August 2019, .
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      Pratchett, Terry. Night Watch : A Novel of Discworld®. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2014. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.653526.
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      Pratchett, Terry. Night Watch : A Novel of Discworld®. A Novel of Discworld®. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2014. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.653526.
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      Pratchett T. Night watch : a novel of Discworld® [Internet]. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; 2014 [cited 2019 Aug 22]. (A novel of Discworld®). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.653526

Reviews

Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 September 2002

Sam Vimes is living the good life. He's a duke, his lady wife is about to give birth to their first child, and he is no longer just a shoddy watch commander. Even so, he can't stop thinking about the good old days. He finds himself missing going on patrol, reading the streets, being part of the Watch rather than a nobleman who has to see the big picture. Suddenly, caught by a surge of occult energy, Vimes is back in the good old days. Somehow, they are less good than he remembered. And then he discovers he is responsible for the future: if he doesn't make history turn out the way he remembers it, he may never get home again. Quite aside from that predicament, a criminal mastermind, also whisked up by the occult energy, is making Vimes' future-building job significantly harder, and only Vimes knows what the fiend is capable of. On the positive side, Vimes does get to just be a copper again, which he rather enjoys. Discworld remains a place of punning, entertaining footnotes, and farce, in which Ankh-Morpork is still a great city. This time, though, the metropolis has a sense of its history and of the Right Thing to Do, which makes for something of a departure from the norm for many of the characters longtime Discworld readers know and love. Still, Pratchett has really developed the characters of the Watch, at least, since their early days in Guards! Guards! (1989), and it shows! ((Reviewed September 1, 2002)) Copyright 2002 Booklist Reviews

LJ Reviews 2002 November #2

A freak accident hurls Commander Sam Vines back into his own past, where he must assume a new identity and watch his younger self struggle to rise in the ranks of the City Watch of Ankh-Morpork while tracking down a dangerous criminal and finding a way to return to his own time. The 28th addition to Pratchett's "Discworld" series explores time travel and historical inevitability with cleverness and humor. The author's talent for comedy does not falter as he continues to set the standard for comic fantasy. A good choice, particularly where the series is popular. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

PW Reviews 2002 September #5

British author Pratchett's storytelling, a clever blend of Monty Pythonesque humor and Big Questions about morality and the workings of the universe, is in top form in his 28th novel in the phenomenally bestselling Discworld series (The Last Hero, etc.). Pragmatic Sam Vimes, Commander of Ankh-Morpork's City Watch, can't complain. He has a title, his wife is due to give birth to their first child any moment and he hasn't had to pound a beat in ages but that doesn't stop him from missing certain bits of his old life. Thank goodness there's work to be done. Vimes manages to corner a murderer, Carcer, on the library dome at Unseen University during a tremendous storm, only to be zapped back in time 30 years, to an Ankh-Morpork where the Watch is a joke, the ruling Patrician mad and the city on the verge of rebellion. Three decades earlier, a man named John Keel took over the Night Watch and taught young Sam Vimes how to be a good cop before dying in that rebellion. Unfortunately, in this version of the past, Carcer has killed Keel. The only way Vimes can hope to return home and ensure he has a future to return home to is to take on Keel's role. The author lightens Vimes's decidedly dark situation with glimpses into the origins of several of the more unique denizens of Ankh-Morpork. One comes away, as always, with the feeling that if Ankh-Morpork isn't a real place, it bloody well ought to be. (Nov. 12) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.