|Plot Summary of Thud!|
The anniversary of the battle of Kloom Valley, where the dwarves ambushed the trolls or the trolls ambushed the dwarves depending on whom one asks, is looming and animosities between the dwarves and the trolls are at an all-time high. Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch has enough headaches about the looming conflict when an important dwarf turns up dead with all evidence pointing at the trolls. The apparent assassination is threatening to spark an all-out war between the dwarves and the trolls in the very streets of Ankh-Morpork!
Besides the threat of war, Vimes has paperwork piling up like mountains waiting for him while the Patrician, Lord Vetinari, makes certain political decisions Vimes is NOT happy about. Namely, having a VAMPIRE assigned to the Watch and a government inspector breathing down Vimes' neck and watching every single move he makes. Policework aside, Vimes must also keep to his foremost duty of getting home at 6 o'clock sharp every night to read "Where's My Cow?" to his son, young Sam.
This synopsis report prepared by Eugenia Huang
|Chapter Analysis of Thud!|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- humorous or laughable
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Spying & Investigations
What is main char. doing?
- unraveling a conspiracy
Political power play
- preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
If enemy is a group...
- political faction
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a primitive/fantasy society
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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