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Polly becomes Private Oliver Perks, who is on a quest to find her older brother, who's recently MIA in one of the innumerable wars the tiny nation of Borogravia has a habit of starting with its neighbors. This peevish tendency has all but expended Borogravia's ranks of cannon fodder. Whether Sergeant Jackrum knows her secret or not, he can't afford to be choosy, as Perks and her/his comrades are among the last able-bodied recruits left in Borogravia. This collection of misfits includes the aforementioned vampire (reformed and off the blood, thank you), troll, and macabre Igor, who is only too happy to sew you a new leg if you aren't too particular about previous ownership. Off to war, Polly/Oliver learns that having a pair of, um, socks is a good way to open up doors in this man's army.
For those who haven't made this underrated author's acquaintance, Monstrous Regiment is as good a place to start as any. Readers will encounter Pratchett's subtle and disarming wit, his trademark footnoted asides along with a not-too-shabby tale of honor, courage, and duty in the face of absurd circumstances. --Jeremy Pugh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Characters that you care about and the plot moves along.
I highly recommend reading "Monstrous Regiment" but I don't think it should be the very first volume of the Discworld series a new fan picks up.
You're left trying to figure out how Pratchett's going to have them succeed personally but have them lose group-wise.
It's Pratchett being weird and comparatively glum. But it's good all the same.Published 4 days ago by Cheetah Dan
Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett gives us another beautiful ability to take an old story arch, pick it up, shake it and give it a new twist that makes you laugh while reading... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Michael
Definitely not up to Terry Pratchett's normal level of inventiveness. No surprises and fewer chuckles.Published 17 days ago by Bonnie Milani
What can I say, I love Terry Pratchett. This one was more of a commentary on the lack of infrastructure for the assistance of community members, and who usually does wind up doing... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Pat
Neat shift in Pratchett's typical track.Neat surprises. Very good book.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Typical Terry Pratchett! And that means great, funny, thoughtful, with an amazingly energetic and brilliant amount and quality of prose. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Carolyn Earle Billingsley