Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett
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War has come to Discworld ... again.

And, to no one's great surprise, the conflict centers around the small, arrogantly fundamentalist duchy of Borogravia, which has long prided itself on its unrelenting aggressiveness. A year ago, Polly Perks's brother marched off to battle, and Polly's willing to resort to drastic measures to find him. So she cuts off her hair, dons masculine garb, and -- aided by a well-placed pair of socks -- sets out to join this man's army. Since a nation in such dire need of cannon fodder can't afford to be too picky, Polly is eagerly welcomed into the fighting fold—along with a vampire, a troll, an Igor, a religious fanatic, and two uncommonly close "friends." It would appear that Polly "Ozzer" Perks isn't the only grunt with a secret. But duty calls, the battlefield beckons. And now is the time for all good ... er ... "men" to come to the aid of their country.

 

About Terry Pratchett

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Terry Pratchett is one of the world's most popular authors. He is the winner of numerous literary prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, and he was awarded a knighthood in recognition of his services to literature. Pratchett lives in England.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 380 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, War, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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They made war, in fact, because the sun came up.” The “Monstrous” regiment in question is a band of Borogravian recruits marching off to the front line, unaware that the war has pretty much already been lost.

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This is of course an Abomination Unto Nuggan, but Polly is nothing if not resourceful and with the quiet help of someone who whispers helpfully from behind a wall when she's relieving herself in the privy that a carefully placed pair of socks might fool the casual onlooker, Polly becomes Oliver P...

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The cast includes the "by the rules" moron who gets screechy at any hint of thought on the part of the recruits, a lieutenant who's never been in battle, but has read lots of books on the subject (and insists on eating what the men eat - scubbo - er, well, it's boiling water, and, if you're lucky...

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The popularity of Discworld was such that in 1987 Pratchett gave up thoughts of mundane journalism, or even being a press officer for nuclear power plants, to settle full-time on Discworld.

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With over 30 books in the Discworld series (Monstrous Regiment is the 31st) , it can be a daunting task deciding which book to start with.

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