More of the same, this time with the introduction of the alien invaders and prototype-2-system-requirements a story spotlighting Suppaman. The mixture of witches, polar bears, magic, specters, knives (some of them subtle), and zeppelins ends up being intoxicating. Senbei Norimaki, prototype-2-system-requirements Arale, Gatchan and the gang keep delivering gags and silly stories that make you laugh until it hurts. Classic Watch characters like Captain Carrot, Angua, Detritus, Sergeant Colon and Nobby Nobbs make their appearances, and the great Ankh-Morpork Patrician, Lord Vetinari, takes matters into his own hands.
Commander Sam Vimes must stop a brewing war between his city and Klatch, but things are not looking good. Another DiscWorld book starring my favorite prototype-2-system-requirements group of characters: the Ankh-Morpork City Watch. I guess I'll be disappointed by the movie now. A terrific book with an intriguing plot and prototype-2-system-requirements a breakneck pace, the first installment of the His Dark Materials trilogy is imaginative, compelling, and a very satisfactory read.