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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

It is rare and splendid event when an author is elevated from the underground into the international literary establishment. In the case of England's best-known and best-loved modern satirist, that event has been long overdue.

Terry Pratchett's profoundly irreverent Discworld novels satirize and celebrate every aspect of life, modern and ancient, sacred and profane. Consistent number-one bestsellers in England, they have garnered him a secure position in the pantheon of humor along with Mark Twain, Douglas Adams, Matt Groening, and Jonathan Swift.

Even so distinguished an author as A. S. Byatt has sung his praises, calling Pratchett's intricate and delightful fictional Discworld "more complicated and satisfying than Oz."

His latest satiric triumph, Carpe Jugulum, involves an exclusive royal snafu that leads to comic mayhem. In a fit of enlightenment democracy and ebullient goodwill, King Verence invites Uberwald's undead, the Magpyrs, into Lancre to celebrate the birth of his daughter. But once ensconced within the castle, these wine-drinking, garlic-eating, sun-loving modern vampires have no intention of leaving. Ever.

Only an uneasy alliance between a nervous young priest and the argumentative local witches can save the country from being taken over by people with a cultivated bloodlust and bad taste in silk waistcoats. For them, there's only one way to fight.

Go for the throat, or as the vampyres themselves say...Carpe Jugulum

Review:

"Another sidesplitting Discworld adventure from the undisputed emperor of philosophical slapstick....Pratchett knows what makes people tick and how to make them laugh. And how." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Pratchett lampoons everything from Christian superstition to Swiss Army knives here, proving that the fantasy satire of Discworld 'still ate'nt dead.'" Publishers Weekly

Review:

"This, the 23rd book in the series, is a marvelous send-up of old horror movies, from the shambling, pieced-together, lisping servant Igor to the torch-wielding mobs." School Library Journal

Review:

"Once again, in his twenty-third Discworld novel, Pratchett is wildly inventive and consistently funny, and would be a big name if he did not toil in the science fiction/fantasy genre." VOYA

Review:

"As always, Pratchett manages to make all of this look incredibly easy. Carpe Jugulum is just the thing to cheer you up on a dreary winter day." Don D'Ammassa, Science Fiction Chronicle

Review:

"[E]nough bloody fun for everyone. So, sit back and enjoy poignant parody master Terry Pratchett's rollicking adventure..." KLIATT

Review:

"The funniest parodist working in the field today, period." New York Review of Science Fiction

Review:

"A brilliant story-teller with a sense of humour...whose infectious fun completely engulfs you....The Dickens of the twentieth century." Mail on Sunday (London)

Review:

"Consistently, inventively mad...wild and wonderful!" Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine

Review:

"If I were making my list of Best Books of the Twentieth Century, Terry Pratchett's would be most of them." Elizabeth Peters

Synopsis:

More from Prachett's satiric Discworld series. King Verence makes a big mistake by inviting vampires into Lancre to celebrate the birth of his daughter. Once inside the castle, the Magpyrs have no intention of ever leaving. Only an uneasy alliance between a nervous young priest and the argumentative local witches can save the country from being overrun.

About the Author

Terry Pratchett is one of the most popular living authors in the world. His first story was published when he was thirteen, and his first full-length book when he was twenty. He worked as a journalist to support the writing habit, but gave up the day job when the success of his books meant that it was costing him money to go to work. Prachett's acclaimed novels are bestsellers in the U.S. and the United Kingdom and have sold more than twenty-one million copies worldwide. He lives in England, where he writes all the time. (It's his hobby as well.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061020391
Author:
Pratchett, Terry
Publisher:
HarperTorch
Author:
by Terry Pratchett
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - Series
Subject:
Discworld (Imaginary place)
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Discworld
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Series Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Series:
Discworld Novels (Paperback)
Series Volume:
23
Publication Date:
August 1, 2000
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
11 x 9 x 0.375 in 17.78 oz

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Product details 400 pages HarperTorch - English 9780061020391 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Another sidesplitting Discworld adventure from the undisputed emperor of philosophical slapstick....Pratchett knows what makes people tick and how to make them laugh. And how."
"Review" by , "Pratchett lampoons everything from Christian superstition to Swiss Army knives here, proving that the fantasy satire of Discworld 'still ate'nt dead.'"
"Review" by , "This, the 23rd book in the series, is a marvelous send-up of old horror movies, from the shambling, pieced-together, lisping servant Igor to the torch-wielding mobs."
"Review" by , "Once again, in his twenty-third Discworld novel, Pratchett is wildly inventive and consistently funny, and would be a big name if he did not toil in the science fiction/fantasy genre."
"Review" by , "As always, Pratchett manages to make all of this look incredibly easy. Carpe Jugulum is just the thing to cheer you up on a dreary winter day."
"Review" by , "[E]nough bloody fun for everyone. So, sit back and enjoy poignant parody master Terry Pratchett's rollicking adventure..."
"Review" by , "The funniest parodist working in the field today, period."
"Review" by , "A brilliant story-teller with a sense of humour...whose infectious fun completely engulfs you....The Dickens of the twentieth century."
"Review" by , "Consistently, inventively mad...wild and wonderful!"
"Review" by , "If I were making my list of Best Books of the Twentieth Century, Terry Pratchett's would be most of them."
"Synopsis" by , More from Prachett's satiric Discworld series. King Verence makes a big mistake by inviting vampires into Lancre to celebrate the birth of his daughter. Once inside the castle, the Magpyrs have no intention of ever leaving. Only an uneasy alliance between a nervous young priest and the argumentative local witches can save the country from being overrun.
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