The Undertaking was using the dwarf mine from thud. the mine was spread throughout the city and the dwarves had even laid rails. but i think only Dr. Cruses knew about the Via Cloaca, Until Detritus and Cuddy fell into it. i haven't heard mention of it since though.
and yeah, Mr Bent was the only one who was mistaken for a vamp. gets in before dawn, leaves after dark, anal about numbers, tall, thin, lives at Mrs Cake's, etc etc.
raisindot wrote:it suffers from a plot that recycles too many of the plot devices Pterry used to far better effect in Going Postal. The Lavishes aren't particularly compelling villains, and certainly don't hold a candle to Reacher Gilt.
So, you are complaining that it copies GP, but then complain that it doesn't?
Personally i think the base similarities was the whole point. Vetinari WANTED moist to do what he did in GP. he wanted the banking system to be redone, he wanted paper money like the Agetians, he even kept pushing moist toward it. talking about how they were so light, that they were a defacto currency. he mentions this both in GP and again at the begining of MM. there is an internal logic to it all.
Honestly though the similarities are superficial. they really aren't the same books.
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