Book Reviews of The Fifth Elephant (Discworld, Bk 24)

The Fifth Elephant (Discworld, Bk 24)
The Fifth Elephant - Discworld, Bk 24
Author: Terry Pratchett
ISBN-13: 9780061020407
ISBN-10: 0061020400
Publication Date: 4/1/2001
Pages: 389
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 147 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Fifth Elephant (Discworld, Bk 24) on + 29 more book reviews
Another great Discworld book. Vimes and some of the Nightwatch crew head to Uberworld to attend the crowning of the new Dwarf King. Sgt Colon is promoted and left in charge of the Watch in Ankh-Morpork. Interesting things happen in both places. You'll have to read the book to find out what those interesting things are. :-)
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Another slapstick comedy from the Pratchett pen. Even further out than the others!

From back cover: Everyone knows that the world is flat, and supported on the backs of four elephants. But weren't there supposed to be five? Indeed there were. So where is it?...
When duty calls. Commander Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork constabulary answers. Even when he doesn't want to. He's been "invited" to attend a royal function as both detective and diplomat. The one role he relishes; the other requires, well, ruby tights. Of course where cops (even those clad in tights) go, alas, crime follows. An attempted assassination and a theft soon lead to a desperate chase from the low halls of Discworld royalty to the legendary fat mines of Uberwald, where lard is found in underground seams along with tusks and teeth and other precious ivory artifacts. It's up to the dauntless Vimes -- bothered as usual by a familiar cast of Discworld inhabitants (you know, trolls, dwarfs, werewolves, vampires and such) -- to solve the puzzle of the missing pachyderm. Which of course he does. After all, solving mysteries is his job.
reviewed The Fifth Elephant (Discworld, Bk 24) on + 241 more book reviews
Once again Pratchett has turned Disc-world on its ear.
(lit & fig.)

Death feature's closely with Sam Vime's, thats all I'm going to
say...Anymore would be a spoiler. Another fine Mess Pratchett
has gotten his characters into, and they behave exactly as expected
under circumstances which are not normally something they would have
gotten into..

If you read Pratchett, if you like Sam Vime's This book is
a must read.
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Read this Book!!!!
reviewed The Fifth Elephant (Discworld, Bk 24) on
Really enjoyed this, and I've not read any Discworld books. This story stood really well on its own - I didn't realize it was even part of a series till someone told me. The characters are very well defined and amusing. It's a great vacation book!
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DiscWorld novels are tasty mind-candy.
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I took this book to the library to read during my volunteer shift and got stern looks from the librarians and patrons for laughing out loud several times. I love fantasy that can laugh at itself.