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Monstrous Regiment (2003)

af Terry Pratchett

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Fantasy. Fiction. Humor (Fiction.) HTML:War has come to Discworldagain.

And, to no one's great surprise, the conflict centers around the small, insufferably arrogant, strictly fundamentalist duchy of Borogravia, which has long prided itself on its ability to beat up on its neighbors. This time, however, it's Borogravia that's getting its long-overdue comeuppance, which has left the country severely drained of young men.

Ever since her brother Paul marched off to battle a year ago, Polly Perks has been running The Duchess, her family's inn - even though the revered national deity, Nuggan, has decreed that female ownership of a business is an Abomination. To keep The Duchess in the family, Polly must find her missing sibling. So she cuts off her hair, dons masculine garb, and sets out to join him in this man's army.

Polly is afraid that someone will see through her disguise; a fear that proves groundless when the legendary Sergeant Jackrum accepts her without question. Or perhaps the sergeant is too desperate to discriminate - which would explain why a vampire, a troll, a zombie, a religious fanatic, and two uncommonly close "friends are also eagerly welcomed into the fighting fold. Soon, Polly finds herself wondering about the myriad peculiarities of her new brothers-in-arms. It would appear that Polly "Ozzer Perks is not the only grunt with a secret.

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  1. 71
    De små blå mænd : en fortælling fra Diskverden af Terry Pratchett (MyriadBooks)
    MyriadBooks: For middle-grade readers who like mouthy protagonists who ignore naysayers: Because if Tiffany (age 9) isn't going to get help from any adult, she'll solve this on her own.
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    Half-Witch af John Schoffstall (MyriadBooks)
    MyriadBooks: For rising YA readers who like smart mouths and smarter brains, because when Lizbet(age 14) finds God's advice lacking any sort of practical application, she kicks off her quest with a heist. From the cathedral.
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    Regiment of Women af Thomas Berger (bertilak)
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This book is sort of like Mulan except everyone is Mulan. Possibly my favourite Pratchett book (as sole author) and that is actually really saying something with his body of work ( )
  LadyLast | Jun 18, 2024 |
Polly's brother went off to war, as did all of the other men. Polly's determined to go find him and bring him home. But the only way to do this is to enlist. So she cuts off her hair, puts on some trousers, and becomes Oliver "Ozzer" Perks. And joins up in this man's army...And she's not the only one.

I went to a book signing and met Terry Pratchett when this book came out. I don't remember much of the speaking portion of the evening as I was wrangling a 4 year old at the time, but my memories of our interaction during the book signing are overwhelmingly positive. I didn't like the book very much at first but on my third read through it I caught some references I had missed before and liked it much better. I think the reference to a woman pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman pretending to be a man is my favorite quote of the book. ( )
  elorin | Jun 8, 2024 |
This tale of how Polly runs away to war to find her brother, becomes Oliver, learns a lot about life, and saves the world is a lovely one. It does occasionally suffer from 'that's not how you do feminism, Mr Pratchett', both with characters coming out with clangers [forgiveable] and the authorial voice making sweepingly *wrong* statements [no, I can't think of what it was, but I was cranky for a couple of days]. I read it out slowly to the kids (ages 11, 14, and 17), over several months (not always the same set of kids - it started as "the book we read while middlest is at dancing"), and there was often discussion about it at other times.

Like many of Pratchett's later books, it did feel like he had picked a set of topics to investigate in detail, and that here we had War! what is it good for!, women in the military, and a side order of how the laity handle religion when the pronouncements become incomprehensible. ( )
  fred_mouse | May 10, 2024 |
A departure from my usual fare, and one well worth taking. I asked a friend heading off to college to recommend her favorite writer. She handed me this book. BOOM!

I now understand the draw of Discworld, and I appreciate the social comment and satire that Pratchett fans enjoy and expect. And I'm trilled to have recommendations from younger readers when it leads to this much fun! A vampire. A werewolf. A troll. A few zombies. All called into service—to save the kingdom, or entertain, educate, and enlighten readers.

A rollicking end-of-summer read that kept me turning the pages. (If you're over 40, make friends with a few feminist teenagers.) ( )
  rebwaring | Aug 14, 2023 |
I really enjoyed this entry in the Discworld series though I found the humor to be less of the "laugh out loud" variety than some of the books. ( )
  leslie.98 | Jun 27, 2023 |
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Like all of Pratchett's best work, this book bridges its classical sources to the present day, bringing feminist and trans themes to light along with contemporary ideas about religious wars, militarism, mercantilism and geopolitics.

And all of that in a novel that flies along with such sprightliness that you'd never suspect it was pulling such heavy freight.
tilføjet af lampbane | RedigerBoing Boing, Cory Doctorow (Jan 5, 2015)
 
''Monstrous Regiment'' is most often spirited and shambolic, but it has some serious heft. Pratchett is on the side of those who make very little fuss, which means he gets to shiv those who do.
 

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The words "You heard me!" lined up to spring from Polly's tongue, but she hesitated. She told herself: it doesn't have to go this way. You don't have to let a pair of socks do the talking.
‘So where do [the Abominations] come from?’
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Fantasy. Fiction. Humor (Fiction.) HTML:War has come to Discworldagain.

And, to no one's great surprise, the conflict centers around the small, insufferably arrogant, strictly fundamentalist duchy of Borogravia, which has long prided itself on its ability to beat up on its neighbors. This time, however, it's Borogravia that's getting its long-overdue comeuppance, which has left the country severely drained of young men.

Ever since her brother Paul marched off to battle a year ago, Polly Perks has been running The Duchess, her family's inn - even though the revered national deity, Nuggan, has decreed that female ownership of a business is an Abomination. To keep The Duchess in the family, Polly must find her missing sibling. So she cuts off her hair, dons masculine garb, and sets out to join him in this man's army.

Polly is afraid that someone will see through her disguise; a fear that proves groundless when the legendary Sergeant Jackrum accepts her without question. Or perhaps the sergeant is too desperate to discriminate - which would explain why a vampire, a troll, a zombie, a religious fanatic, and two uncommonly close "friends are also eagerly welcomed into the fighting fold. Soon, Polly finds herself wondering about the myriad peculiarities of her new brothers-in-arms. It would appear that Polly "Ozzer Perks is not the only grunt with a secret.

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