Night Watch: Adapted for the Stage (Modern Plays) (Paperback)

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If you're a Sci Fi/Fantasy or Mystery fan you may have heard of
Discworld and Terry Pratchett. Pratchett somehow manages to write
hilarious, engaging, wise, and thoroughly entertaining books which are
both perfect examples of their genre (noir mystery, sword and sorcery
fantasy, steampunk adventure) and sly, affectionate parodies of their
genre. Discworld can be intimidating to people new to the series, but
this book is an excellent entry point.

Night Watch is a time travel adventure starring Sam Vimes, our jaded
film-noir ish detective/ reluctant aristocrat hero. The story opens
as Sam and the vicious serial killer he is chasing are struck by magic
lighting and thrown 30 years into the past, on the eve of a bloody
street revolution. The plot gets complicated, the list of characters
grows, and Pratchett throws in lots and lots of extremely British
humor. Give it a try!

— Kristy C.

If you're a Sci Fi/Fantasy or Mystery fan you may have heard of

— Kristy C.

If you're a Sci Fi/Fantasy or Mystery fan you may have heard of

— Kristy C.


A new stage adaptation of one of Pratchett's best-selling novels

Set in Ankh-Morpork one of the most thoroughly imagined cities in fantasy, Night Watch is the story of Sam Vimes, running hero of the Guards sequence, who finds himself cast back in time to the Ankh-Morpork of his youth. With a psychopath from his own time rising in the vile ranks of the Cable Street Unmentionables complicating things, Vimes has to ensure that history takes its course so that he will have the right future to go back to, and to keep his younger self alive."One of the funniest English authors alive" (Independent)

About the Author

Terry Pratchett is one of the most popular authors writing today. He lives behind a keyboard in Wilt shire and says he 'doesn't want to get a life, because it feels as though he's trying to lead three already'. He was appointed OBE in 1998. He is the author of the phenomenally successful Discworld se ries and his trilogy for young readers, The Bromeliad, is scheduled to be adapted into a spectacular animated movie. His latest book, The Truth, is the 25th novel in the Discworld series.

Praise For…

"One of the funniest English authors alive."—Independent

Product Details
ISBN: 9780413774446
ISBN-10: 0413774449
Publisher: Methuen Drama
Publication Date: October 28th, 2004
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Modern Plays
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