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Book Review: Feet of Clay

Feet of Clay (novel)

Feet of Clay (novel) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett. Feet of clay is a biblical reference  to a dream that Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon had, which was interpreted by the prophet Daniel. Basically the dream means that there is a weakness or a flaw in an admired character. The plot thickens as a priest and a baker have been murdered. Lord Vetinari is being slowly poisoned, and the Watch is called in to solve the case, and provide protection. The grey men behind the scenes are looking for a malleable King to replace the Patrician. Commander Vimes goes back to his roots, and is not so pleased with what he sees.  Nobby Nobs is elevated,  much to his distress. The Golems, mindless, clay figures who must have a master, are becoming a menace, and the population is fearful. While the Golems are unable to hurt humans there are suspicions that they are involved in the murders. There are clues to be found but as Vimes says,’they only serve to muck up an investigation.’ The Watch are becoming more egalitarian every day. Lady dwarfs led by Corporal Cheri Littlebottom are starting  to come out of the closet, and wear make up, earrings, and weld high heels onto their boots. The Discworld comes alive once more.


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