Review: Guards! Guards! (Discworld Book 8 of 53ish)

Guards! Guards!  - Terry Pratchett

This book was cute, but it felt pretty average to me.  The story didn’t bore me, but it didn’t really absorb me either.  I liked the characters, but I didn’t feel invested in them. Part of the problem may be that I’d just finished one of the most enjoyable books I’ve read in a long time, so I was harder to please.  Mostly I just felt like there wasn’t that much to the story, but it was a very quick read.


I thought this book was a little less humorous than the previous Discworld books.  It did still have humor, and I laughed, but not as much as with the other books.  Maybe some of it went over my head.  I did enjoy the parodies of various fantasy tropes such as evil cults, dragon physics, and prophesied heirs (or "airs").  I also really liked the character of Vetinari.  He was interesting, and I hope he’ll show up more in future books.