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Book Reviews of Monstrous Regiment (Discworld, Bk 31)

Monstrous Regiment (Discworld, Bk 31)
Monstrous Regiment - Discworld, Bk 31
Author: Terry Pratchett
ISBN-13: 9780060013165
ISBN-10: 0060013168
Publication Date: 9/1/2004
Pages: 405
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 167 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Lelopit avatar reviewed Monstrous Regiment (Discworld, Bk 31) on + 273 more book reviews
very funny
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I've been reading Terry Pratchett books ever since Colour of Magic was released. I would not consider this his best work, however it is still entertaining and pretty much what you would expect. With this book Pratchett is definitely making a social commentary on the sexes in the workplace. It may just be me but it seems as though he's using more of his recent novels to make social statements and observations. And he does it quite well. If you're a fan of his books you'll enjoy this one.
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Marvelous! It was a great satire of war, peace, and gender stereotypes.
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A book in the Discword series. Not as humorous as some of his earlier books, this one tackles issues of sex discrimination in an oblique way. An OK read, but not one of my favorites.
lieslmareth avatar reviewed Monstrous Regiment (Discworld, Bk 31) on + 3 more book reviews
A young lass named Polly Perks, concerned about her brother who went off to fight in the war a year ago, decides to go find him .... by becoming Private Oliver Perks. Her regiment includes an Igor, a vampire, a troll, and various other boys with secrets of their own.
sschenk avatar reviewed Monstrous Regiment (Discworld, Bk 31) on + 9 more book reviews
Not my favorite of the Discworld novels, but still highly enjoyable. Polly Perks joins the Borogravia army to find her brother and bring him home. Since it is an Abomination unto Nuggan for women to be in the army or wear men's clothes, she pretends to be a man to join. Along with her little troop of "brothers", Perks learns what it really means to be a soldier and proves her worth to her commanders and country,
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I've read just about every book Terry Pratchett has written. In my opinion this is quite possibly his finest work.
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I sometimes think there are two Terry Pratchetts. One is the always joking, laugh-a-minute Pratchett and the other is the more serious and thoughtful Pratchett. Both sides are welcome and entertainin and Monstrous Regiment is definitely from the pen of the later. It's the story of Polly Perks who, disguised as Oliver Perks, joins the Borogravian army at the tail end of a hopeless war. What unfolds is a story that investigates the absurdity of war, sexism, fundamentalist religion and nationalism all the while extolling the virtues of heroism, camaraderie and the importance of an extra pair of socks. I truly believe that it is one of Pratchett's finest additions to the DiscwWorld serious.
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The Discworld novels are pretty much mind candy. Amusing, entertaining, but they won't change your life. A fine diversion.
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Terry Pratchett hasn't let me down yet. A wonderful stand-alone masterpiece.
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