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Fiction - Fantasy - ISBN: 0708992102, 0385409958

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Excellent

“Historic fact or Myth?”

published 09/03/2010

A very entertaining read

Not to everybody's taste.

A retrospective look at the 24th Discworld book as I seem to have difficulty in settling into newly written and published books. I seem to return to older favourites and still enjoy them. There is a myth on the Discworld that at one time there were five elephants holding the disc and that one...

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Excellent

Excellent characters, the jokes are sharp and the ...

The dialogue in the opening few pages is a bit woo...

I have to admit that I had been a little disappointed with the last couple of Discworld offerings - somehow the formula had gone a bit stale, and books such as 'Hogfather' did not make me laugh or think quite as much as previous titles. However, in 'The Fifth Elephant', Pratchett has returned to...

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Excellent

Fast-paced action, one of the best plot-driven Dis...

Um... er... ah... it ends? Is that a disadvantage...

Fast-paced action, quite possibly the best plot in a Discworld novel without sacrificing humour The only possible con is that it should be longer! You just don't want it to end! Everyone knows that the Discworld is being carried through space and time by four elephants on top of a giant sea...

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Good

Terry Pratchett and a Discworld novel

Too many Discworld novels

Pratchett is really funny and his humour is fairly spot on, pertaining to life in general despite living on another planet himself. While he is not my favourite author, I understand why people like him so much. There is a certain mainstream cultism about him that appeals. I have read a few of his...

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“the fifth elephant”

published 17/07/2010

terry pratchett's humor

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The fifth Elephant is the 24th novel in the Discworld a series written by Terry Pratchett. For those who have not read any of the books from the series. The Discworld is believed to be carried on top of a giant turtle called Great A Tuin who has on top of him four giant Elephants who carry the...

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Super

“good but not great...”

published 12/07/2000

a good strong pratchett book. better than some but...

Slightly lighter than usual. may appeal to younger...

The "Fifth Elephant" is rather straightforward as pratchett's go. There's the usual heir apparent to the throne, and his werewolf girlfriend. There's an ancient, rock-hard scone that dwarf-kings sit upon. There's a guy killed by being pushed into a vat of rubber. And there's a small, witty...

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Excellent

Weel written, hilarious

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I have read a few of Pratchet's discworld novels before but this is by far the best. For the uninitiated, Pratchet has written a series of novels set in a mythical world called discworld. This is populated by humans, trolls, dwarfs, werewolves, vampires, gnomes, witches, wizzards etc. The world...

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Excellent

Favourite characters are resurrected

Not long enough

As a Discworld addict (for which I'm blaming an old friend of mine who got me started on this strange and wonderful world), I was really looking forward to reading this book. Thankfully, I wasn't disappointed when I finally got the chance! One of my favourite characters features, Sam Vimes, the...

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Excellent

“Can Pratchett Get Any Better”

published 02/02/2001

One of his best Discworld Novels

The book had to end

The Fifth Elephant is another classic from Terry Pratchett. This is one of the latest Discworld novels and Sam Vimes (Chief of the Ankh Morpork Watch) is back along with all of the other regulars. Captain Carrot, Sergeant Colon, Nobby, Detritus, Cheery, Gaspode, Reg Shoe and Angua. Even DEATH...

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Excellent

“a fabulous book”

published 15/01/2001

Superb story

not many

After recieving the tape of "The Fifth Elephant" for christmas I have found that this is by far the best of Terry Pratchetts master pieces yet. It is a mixture of action, murder and politics, which are all put down to Commander Vimes. Combined with chases by werewolves, angry dwarves and vampires...

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Excellent

Extremely witty, Fast reading and morish.

you need to have started reading the discworld ser...

Sitting crammed behind his little writing desk in Hertforshire has given the great Mr. Pratchett all the imagination and twisted ideas that he needs to write a series of books on a flat world supported on the back of four giant elephants which themselves stand on the back of Great a'tuin, the...

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