Snuff: A Novel of Discworld

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Harper Collins, Oct 11, 2011 - Fiction - 480 pages
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“Pratchett . . . has a satirist's instinct for the absurd and a cartoonist's eye for the telling detail."
—Daily Telegraph (London)

“The purely funniest English writer since Wodehouse.”
—Washington Post Book World

Sam Vimes, watch commander of Ankh-Morpork, is at long last taking a much-needed (and well deserved) vacation. But, of course, this is Discworld®, where nothing goes as planned—and before Vimes can even change his cardboard-soled boots for vacationer’s slippers, the gruff watch commander soon finds himself enmeshed in a fresh fiasco fraught with magic, cunning, daring, and (for the reader more than for poor Vimes) endless hilarity. Did he really expect time off? As Vimes himself says in Feet of Clay, “there’s some magical creature called ‘overtime,’ only no one’s even seen its footprints.” Following the New York Times bestselling Unseen Academichals, Terry Pratchett delivers an enthralling new tale from a place of insuperable adventure: Discworld.

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User Review  - SueinCyprus - LibraryThing

It took me five weeks to finish this, reading just a section or two each evening. It didn't really grab me at first, but Pratchett is always readable, and I found myself really quite involved as the ... Read full review

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User Review  - sharoncville3579 - LibraryThing

So very good! Pratchett's take on English "cozy" estate murder mysteries combined with a hard look at racism and slavery. Not a combination you see every day, but he pulls it off wonderfully. Sam Vimes and his continuing adventures... Read full review

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Sir Terry Pratchett, OBE, was the author of more than 70 books, including the internationally bestselling Discworld series of novels. His books have been adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. In January 2009, Pratchett was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his services to literature. Sir Terry, who lived in England, died in March 2015 at the age of 66.

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