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For nearly three decades, Terry Pratchett has enthralled millions of fans worldwide with his irreverent, wonderfully funny satires set in the fabulously imaginative Discworld, a universe remarkably similar to our own. From sports to religion, politics to education, science to capitalism, and everything in between, Pratchett has skewered sacred cows with both laughter and wisdom, and exposed our warts, foibles, and eccentricities in a unique, entertaining, and ultimately serious way.

At long last, Lady Sybil has lured her husband, Sam Vimes, on a well-deserved holiday away from the crime and grime of Ankh-Morpork. But for the commander of the City Watch, a vacation in the country is anything but relaxing. The balls, the teas, the muck — not to mention all that fresh air and birdsong — are more than a bit taxing on a cynical city-born and -bred copper.

Yet a policeman will find a crime anywhere if he decides to look hard enough, and it’s not long before a body is discovered, and Sam — out of his jurisdiction, out of his element, and out of bacon sandwiches (thanks to his well-meaning wife) — must rely on his instincts, guile, and street smarts to see justice done. As he sets off on the chase, though, he must remember to watch where he steps. . . . This is the countryside, after all, and the streets most definitely are not paved with gold.

Hailed as the “purely funniest English writer since Wodehouse” (Washington Post Book World), with a “satirist’s instinct for the absurd and a cartoonist’s eye for the telling detail” (Daily Telegraph, London), Terry Pratchett offers a novel of crime, class, prejudice, and punishment that shows this master at his dazzling best.

Review:

"Pratchett's 39th Discworld novel (after 2010's I Shall Wear Midnight) brings back fan favorite Sam Vimes, the cynical yet extraordinarily honorable Ankh-Morpork City Watch commander also known (if unenthusiastically) as His Grace Sir Samuel, the Duke of Ankh. Vimes faces an onerous task: two weeks off in the country at his wife's family estate. It's not the thought of spending time with his beloved Sybil or precocious six-year-old Young Sam that bothers him; it's just that a copper can't stop being a copper. Fortunately, even in this conservative hamlet, there's plenty of skullduggery to investigate, beginning with the brutal murder of a goblin girl. With the help of untried local constable Feeney Upshot and gentleman's gentleman Willikens, Vimes takes on a fiendish murderer as well as the case for (in)human rights and social justice in this lively outing, complete with sly shout-outs to Jane Austen and gritty police procedurals." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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"[Snuff is a] lively outing, complete with sly shout-outs to Jane Austen and gritty police procedurals." Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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"A triumphant effort." The Independent on Sunday

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"Thirty-seven books in and... Discworld is still going strong...and doing so with undimmed, triumphant exuberance." The Guardian

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"In short, this is as busy and as daft as any other Discworld yarn, which means it is the quintessence of daft. Nobody writes fantasy funnier than Pratchett." Booklist

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"Series followers will delight in this latest entry....Pratchett's fun, irreverent-seeming story line masks a larger discussion of social inequalities and the courage it takes to stand up for the voiceless." Library Journal

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"The humor is sharp and the characters are charming, and the plight of the goblins creates moments of genuine pathos that are the highlight of the book." Tor.com

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"Brilliantly complex." The Straits Times

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"In the history of comic fantasy, Mr. Pratchett has no equals for invention or for range. " Wall Street Journal

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"Funny, of course, but with plenty of hard edges; and, along with the excellent lessons in practical police work, genuine sympathy for the ordinary copper's lot....A treat no fan of Discworld — and there are boatloads of them — will want to miss." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

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 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 Academicals, Terry Pratchett delivers an enthralling new tale from a place of insuperable adventure: Discworld.

Discworld® is a registered trademark.

About the Author

Sir Terry Pratchett is one of the world’s most popular authors. his novels about the fantastical flat planet Discworld have sold more than 65 million copies, and in 2009 he was knighted for “services to literature.”

Sir Terry’s highly praised novels for children have won such honors as the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book prize for Young Adult Literature, a Printz Honor, and Britain’s prestigious Carnegie Medal.

He lives in England with his wife and many cats.

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Bludnok, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Bludnok)
Enthralling - one of Sir Terry's best! - not only read it right through but listened to the audio book as well! Drama, pathos and plenty of Sir Terry's humour. The latest in the Commander Vimes books adding insight to the character and introducing us to another of the Disc's species. Loved it and glad I have both the book and the audio file to enjoy again - each time finding another gem that might have passed me by in earlier readings!
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Chuck Childers, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Chuck Childers)
As all of Discworld books, this is excellent. While the book can be read on its own, previous Discworld books, particularly any involving Commander Vimes and the City Watch would inform the goings on. Fun, funny and in places a bit sad.
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Bludnok, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Bludnok)
The latest of the watch series - a bit darker than some but still full of humour one of the most involving of Sir Terry's books. A self contained story that links across the other Discworld novels. Full of little 'asides' and 'twists' that add to the tale and keep the interest going. I have both read the book and listen to the audio version and now I have treated myself to an ebook version. Not the best book to get one started on the Discworld books but once you are 'hooked' a very good read!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780062011848
Author:
Pratchett, Terry
Publisher:
Harper
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.25 in 22.8 oz

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Product details 416 pages Harper - English 9780062011848 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Pratchett's 39th Discworld novel (after 2010's I Shall Wear Midnight) brings back fan favorite Sam Vimes, the cynical yet extraordinarily honorable Ankh-Morpork City Watch commander also known (if unenthusiastically) as His Grace Sir Samuel, the Duke of Ankh. Vimes faces an onerous task: two weeks off in the country at his wife's family estate. It's not the thought of spending time with his beloved Sybil or precocious six-year-old Young Sam that bothers him; it's just that a copper can't stop being a copper. Fortunately, even in this conservative hamlet, there's plenty of skullduggery to investigate, beginning with the brutal murder of a goblin girl. With the help of untried local constable Feeney Upshot and gentleman's gentleman Willikens, Vimes takes on a fiendish murderer as well as the case for (in)human rights and social justice in this lively outing, complete with sly shout-outs to Jane Austen and gritty police procedurals." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "[Snuff is a] lively outing, complete with sly shout-outs to Jane Austen and gritty police procedurals."
"Review" by , "A triumphant effort."
"Review" by , "Thirty-seven books in and... Discworld is still going strong...and doing so with undimmed, triumphant exuberance."
"Review" by , "In short, this is as busy and as daft as any other Discworld yarn, which means it is the quintessence of daft. Nobody writes fantasy funnier than Pratchett."
"Review" by , "Series followers will delight in this latest entry....Pratchett's fun, irreverent-seeming story line masks a larger discussion of social inequalities and the courage it takes to stand up for the voiceless."
"Review" by , "The humor is sharp and the characters are charming, and the plight of the goblins creates moments of genuine pathos that are the highlight of the book."
"Review" by , "Brilliantly complex."
"Review" by , "In the history of comic fantasy, Mr. Pratchett has no equals for invention or for range. "
"Review" by , "Funny, of course, but with plenty of hard edges; and, along with the excellent lessons in practical police work, genuine sympathy for the ordinary copper's lot....A treat no fan of Discworld — and there are boatloads of them — will want to miss."
"Synopsis" by , 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 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 Academicals, Terry Pratchett delivers an enthralling new tale from a place of insuperable adventure: Discworld.

Discworld® is a registered trademark.

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