|Plot Summary of Men At Arms|
Captain Samuel Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is planning on retiring from the watch for good, because he's going to mary Lady Sybil Ramkin and become a gentleman. Unfortunately, he must go back on duty, because an unlicensed assasin is traveling around with a dangerous new weapon, a device called a "gonne", and several people have been murdered by it
Meanwhile, his fellow watchman Captain Carrot Ironfounderson falls in love with werewolf Constable Angua, both of whom are aiding Carrot in his search for the murderer, Gaspode the talking dog providing them with some clues.
It later turns out that the person behind the murderers isn't behind the murders at all. The gonne is in fact making him do all the horrible things he has done, and it is up to Samuel Vimes to destroy the weapon for good.
This synopsis report prepared by Steve Arthur
|Chapter Analysis of Men At Arms|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- humorous or laughable
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Spying & Investigations
What is main char. doing?
- finding a killer (criminal)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- Domed/Underground City
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a primitive/fantasy society
- humans in a contemporary society
- neutral aliens
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
Sex in book?
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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