Why did I read this book? I have heard on the internets that T.P. is one funny guy. Are you websters on the rock?
This book is the newest one in a long series, but I didn't feel lost in the story. There are all manners of magical creatures, like dwarves and vampires, as well as humans. There are lords, ladies and cops. Oh and a lot of bad, BAD jokes. The plot is not really worth relating here, but I will release this tantalizing tidbit-- it involves a role-playing game. Way to pander to the nerds Pratchett!
Another incredibly annoying thing about this story is the rough-and-tumble main character is always reflecting on his relationship with his wife, by saying things like: "it's a woman thing" or "it's a wife thing." So fucking boring! None of the relations between these magical creatures are more than thinly-veiled cliches about human interaction and relationships. The humor is the "gentle," Lake Woebegone-style type- in other words, dumb as hell.
Plus, the characters keep saying "going postal." Is it the early 90s? I realize that this phrase has some kind of meaning in the series, but come the fuck on.
Don't read this, even if you have to spend a lot of time in the bathroom. Am I missing something here?