Monstrous Regiment (Discworld, #31; Industrial Revolution, #3)

By Terry Pratchett

Rating: 2 stars

Polly Perks cuts off her hair, learns to pick her nose and fart in public and goes to join the army to try and find her missing brother. In the regiment, she finds a vampire, a troll and the army’s best sergeant. And hilarity ensues.

Actually, no it didn’t. I didn’t find this book particularly engaging. There were few, if any, laugh out loud moments, and even bits that made you smile to yourself were thin on the ground. The sparkle was missing from the writing, I didn’t find the plucky heroine particularly interesting or to have much character, and the message seemed mixed: war is bad, but after living through it, when your country needs you, you should jump back into it. Eh?

I wouldn’t bother with this one.

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Year of publication: 2003

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