Friday, 17 February 2012

Review of Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett

Title: Feet of Clay
Author: Terry Pratchett
Rating: 4/5


Heraldry, Clay and Murders abound in this story. Trust me, they’re all connected.
The golems were an interesting bunch, certainly when it comes to Dolhf, and I love the transformation Cheery went through over the course of the story.
Of course, with murders come clues and they were ... well, to be fair, some were a little odd at first. Vague enough to actually have me wondering how they got to where they got to from such information (yes, I peeked at the end and was puzzled until I reached where they’d solved it all).

Though I enjoyed it, I’ve two niggles about this one. Firstly there’s the descriptions of the heralds themselves. I got all muddled in having three (or was it four?) being described one after the other. Maybe it was due to the late night I read that particular piece. Even so, thank goodness there’s a page in the front with the pictures.
Secondly it’s Angua. More precisely her insistence that something must eventually go wrong with her relationship and she’ll have to leave. So she always seemed all geared up to go. I never feel settled enough in the character to fully enjoy reading some her scenes. She just rubs me the wrong way.


Random Fact: Not sure if it’s a quirk of my issue or across all of the versions, but at least two places have ‘d’ spelt ‘cl’ and there’s one ‘aíter’.
Weirdness.

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