Guards Guards! Is a beautifully balenced book. I have to say barring all Witches I think it Sir Terry's best book. Beautifully written. Saying that Im a common bugger what do I know about litrature? I cant even Spill.
The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it. Sir Terry Pratchett.
Guards! Guards! is also very clever because although we'd seen Ankh-Morpork in previous books, Terry reintroduced it to us in this one and we saw it through the eyes of Carrot to who it was all brand new.