Monday, 18 March 2013

Review of Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett


Title: Monstrous Regiment
Author: Terry Pratchett
Rating: 4/5


Set in the strange world of Borogravia where living is practically an abomination, this tells the tale of Polly Perks as she disguises herself as young Oliver (socks and all) to get into the army to find her brother. Simple, right? Pfft, I should know better than to expect that from a Pratchett book by now. ^_^
The regiment in question soon fills up with some unexpected wannabe soldiers: a coffee-drinking vampire, a troll and an Igor, alongside the more normal, though no less disturbing, folk. And off they all tramp to be geared up and trained, only there's bugger all gear and training will be on the front line, which apparently isn't much of a front line. There's also the question of who knew Polly's secret and didn't rat her out.
It was certainly an interesting read, but a touch draggy after the previous books. Probably would've liked it more if I hadn't already read Night Watch.

2 comments:

  1. You know, there's a similar set of books (though the motivation is different) called Phule's Company by Robert Asprin. Good stuff,and certainly full of weird.

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    1. I did not know. Will have to look it up.

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