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Postby Daniel_the_Danny_boy » Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:46 am

Hello everyone. Could anyone please tell me, which books does sam vimes of the watch appear in.
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Postby poohbcarrot » Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:04 am

Hi Danny

Here are the books in chronological order:

Guards Guards
Men at arms
Feet of clay
Jingo
Fifth elephant
Night watch
Thud

He also makes cameo appearence is Monstrous regiment and The Truth.
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Postby Beth » Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:34 am

He also makes cameo appearence is Monstrous regiment


His cameo in Monstrous Regiment is really more than a cameo. I find his role in MR quite deliciously satisfying in a very Vimesy way. :)
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Postby MattK » Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:43 am

Doesn't he show up very briefly in Going Postal, too? And how could you forget "Where's My Cow?" pooh? :)
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Postby poohbcarrot » Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:07 am

When I say "cameo", I mean he's not one of the central characters in the book.

I'm re-reading Going Postal at the moment but don't recall him appearing in the book, whereas I do remember Carrot and Angua appearing. But I could be wrong, as usual. :lol:

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As for "Where's my cow?", I could forget that very easily, because I wasn't very impressed by it. If you'll excuse the puns, I thought it was a "cash cow", designed to "milk" Discworld fans.

I would also class Discworld stamps, the Unseen University leather bound editions, and probably (but I hope I'm wrong) the forthcoming football trading cards, as similar. Fair enough, because Discworld is a business designed to make money and if people want to buy these items, good luck to them. I personally would like Sir Pterry to earn as much money as he possible can, but it doesn't mean I approve of, or would buy everything Discworld-ly.

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Postby Beth » Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:32 am

Why would anyone shoot you down in flames? I think everyone is welcome and entitled to an opinion of their own. I kind of like Where's My Cow. Shows you something about my maturity maybe. :)

Also since the assorted Discworld related books have been brought up I am looking to purchase all three Discworld Companions if anyone has them and are selling.
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Postby poohbcarrot » Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:46 am

I'm not complaining about all Discworld related products, mainly the ones I mentioned. The Discworld companions are very useful, likewise the diaries.

I bet that before Christmas, some of the football trading cards will be selling on ebay for $50 each.

(If I'd posted that comment about the stamps on the CA site I would have been lynched!) :lol:
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:42 am

Welcome to the site Danny! :D

Vimes part in The Truth is interesting because we see him very much from someone else's point of view.
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:56 am

I very much liked Vimes in the Truth as well.

Brace yourselves if you are sitting on a chair with poor back support... :wink:

I agree with Pooh on the merchandising front, but maybe not entirely for the same reason. I have a mildish problem with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and so I purposely don't look at the stamps or other 'collectibles' else I'd be a lot poorer than I already am. The housemate 'discovered' Pins long before Stanley graced the page (1993 in Orlando in fact - I loath Disney with a passion sometimes...) and has spent a small fortune on them - that's also eBay though - don't start me on that. :x Ditto the Lego figures as well which is why I haven't really posted in that thread :roll:
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:11 am

Where's My Cow is a book you might read once or twice, but apart from that it's a book to own as part of a Pratchett collection. It's like 'Wit and Wisdom' - bless her heart, Sharlene got me a copy and it's part of my collection, but it's not something I'm likely to read. I'd rather read the books. :D
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Postby Beth » Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:49 am

Agreed on Wit and Wisdom. Good to have but I don't enjoy reading it.

I have a mildish problem with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and so I purposely don't look at the stamps or other 'collectibles' else I'd be a lot poorer than I already am.


Me too! :shock:
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Postby chris.ph » Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:50 pm

welcome to the site danny :)
and look what you started with one little question :lol: :lol:
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Postby Lady Vetinari » Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:02 pm

I haven't read Where's My Cow but I still want to read it ... I agree slightly with Pooh :o ! But doesn't stop me from wanting to buy it ... like Jan I get a bit obsessive over certain things. :lol: ! I don't want everything Discworldy either - but I'd like a Nightwatch pyjama set to wear in bed ... :twisted:
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:19 pm

< but I'd like a Nightwatch pyjama set to wear in bed ... >

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Postby Lady Vetinari » Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:27 pm

There isn't I don't think I would just like one with the Watch on the front and Quis Custodiet ... you know ancient AnkhMorporkian for Who Watches The Watchmen....
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