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by Terry Pratchett


FREE shipping on qualifying offers. 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.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. But for the commander of the City Watch.

Snuff is the 39th novel in the Discworld series, written by Terry Pratchett. It was published on 11 October 2011 in the United States, and 13 October 2011 in the United Kingdom. The book is the g novel in the United Kingdom since records began, having sold over 55,000 copies in the first three days. The book is the eighth City Watch story and is based largely around Commander Sir Sam Vimes. Pratchett emphasised that the word 'snuff' has "at least two meanings".

Part of Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. A moment’s distasteful thought will tell us that this could not be achieved by any creature, unless in possession of great wealth, considerable storage space and compliant neighbors

Part of Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. A moment’s distasteful thought will tell us that this could not be achieved by any creature, unless in possession of great wealth, considerable storage space and compliant neighbors. Therefore, in reality, most goblins observe the Unggue Had-what one might term the common and lax form of Unggue-which encompasses earwax, finger- and toenail clippings, and snot.

The Discworld is the fictional setting of Terry Pratchett’s most iconic series. All the Discworld novels take place on a flat, circular world which sits on the back of four elephants, which stand on the back of a giant star turtle. Although this world may look and sound completely different to our own, the Discworld novels explore a multitude of very human issues.

Snuff is Sir Terry Pratchett’s 50th novel. That’s a lot! It’s also the most recent foray into Discworld series, a Terry Pratchett has a way with words.

According to the writer of the best-selling crime novel ever to have been. Snuff is Sir Terry Pratchett’s 50th novel. Like the children’s entertainer with the balloons, he can take a familiar phrase and with a few deft twists create some new plaything better than all the contents of your party bag. To do that trick once or twice is good. To sustain it throughout a whole book is remarkable. To keep it fresh into the 39th volume of a series deserves a knighthood.

The 39th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, Snuff, sees Sam Vimes investigating a countryhouse murder. It is the 8th book in the City Watch series. Vimes is about to uncover the exception. Winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction. The jurisdiction of a good man extends to the end of the world. It is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse.

Vimes takes a holiday in Terry Pratchett's thirty-ninth Discworld adventure, featuring goblins, murders, and a dark supernatural alliance! More details.

Sir Terence David John Pratchett, OBE (28 April 1948 - 12th March 2015) was a British fantasy, Science fiction, and children's author. He was best known for his popular and long-running Discworld series of comic fantasy novels. Pratchett's first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971, and since his first Discworld novel (The Colour of Magic) was published in 1983, he has written two books a year on average

Snuff is entertaining, with all Pratchett's genius on display' Sunday ExpressThe Discworld is very much like .

Snuff is entertaining, with all Pratchett's genius on display' Sunday ExpressThe Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that i. .

Finished reading Terry Pratchett’s new book, Snuff. Snuff The Discworld Series: Book 39 . It is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse

Finished reading Terry Pratchett’s new book, Snuff. Utterly brilliant Snuff The Discworld Series: Book 39 . It is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse

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.

Jack
I've read enough of the Discworld series to come to know and love the writing style of Terry Pratchett. This book isn't it. I understand this was near the beginning of his disease which robbed him high and dry. This book just made me sad. It is full of anger, violence, bad language. Not that I need to be entertained with light hearted, clever british humor all the time, but honestly that is why I got hooked on the Discworld series. This was just not what I was expecting. I don't know what I was expecting, but reading this, I was shocked, and then saddened, and it made me very sympathetic to his struggles, and his own shock that he must have been experiencing as the disease chipped away at his faculties. I gave it 2 stars because it must have taken a great effort to grind this out (where the heck was his editor??). But if you think you want to read this because it will fall into that lovely madcap world of Discworld, you won't find that here.
Umi
A decent ending to the Sam Vimes series of Discworld novels, but you can tell that this is not Pratchett of old. The humor isn't as biting or sharp. Things feel sort of meandering. Bit too much emphasis on things that Pratchett of old would have brought in and out of story (such as the entire poo thing) and not gone back to over and over again. On the whole, it feels very much like he had a ghost writer helping him with the overall book, as it's feel is just different then classic Discworld.
Wenyost
Loved the book. I'm a Pratchett addict, so there's no way the uninitiated would understand: And this late in the Discworld series is not a place to start. Start with something fun like Going Postal; there was a movie done on this one. Sorry Terry is gone, but he wrote lots of books, 41 of them, for us to enjoy. The books deal with a flat earth - a disc, normal human beings, and then every form of witch, troll, vampire, and goblin that are portrayed as just normal "people" trying to get along with life.
Danrad
Sam Vimes, the head cop of Discworld's equivalent of the Big Apple, is overdue for a vacation. The book opens just as an intense campaign by Lady Sybil has borne fruit. Sam is forced to climb aboard a coach and head for the relaxing countryside, full of crickets, cows and unhealthy fresh air. Despite his fervent prayers, no emergency occurs to call him back to the city.

But where there's a policeman, there will be crime; and a big policeman will find a big crime...and Sam can't help but sense that he's making the country folk nervous.

SNUFF is the latest Sam Vimes novel in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. I have loved Sam Vimes from his first appearance in GUARDS GUARDS and therefore it's with a heavy heart I give this book four and not five stars.

If you are a diehard Discworld fan, don't let this review stop you from getting this book. Pratchett still serves up a dynamite plot and some of the scenes, particularly Sam with his family, show a deft comedic touch. There's so much here that is still good that it is a treat not to be missed.

By the same token, I wouldn't recommend this book to someone unfamiliar with Pratchett's genius. The first is what happened to Sam Vimes in the previous book THUD!. ********<spoiler alert for previous book>********** In THUD, Sam goes toe-to-toe with a supernatural entity known as the Summoning Dark which has an affinity for the worst side of Sam's own personality. In defeating the Dark, Sam locks up his own most evil impulses. The problem with a conflict of this nature is that afterwards, the author has a tough act to follow. Any ordinary criminal or conflict is an anticlimax. So it is here. None of the schemes or criminals in SNUFF is really tough for Sam Vimes. This book lacks the urgency of NIGHTWATCH, THE FIFTH ELEPHANT or JINGO -- those books show Sam Vimes and Pratchett at their best.

The main reason this book disturbs me is that the author's style has changed. The tight, neat, CRISP and memorable style of classic Pratchett has turned spongy. Some sentences, even whole paragraphs, lack clarity and meaning. One stops and reads them over and realizes the author is talking around what he means to say without quite finding it. Despite the fact that this plot cries out for tight, driving construction, the author's prose meanders and loses urgency. I hate to see this...Pratchett is my favorite author and Discworld my favorite fantasy location. For 28 years I've enjoyed Pratchett's deft satiric take on the modern world. I've been inspired by his heroic struggle against the early onset Alzheimer's that he was diagnosed with in 2007. Lately, he has been using speech recognition software or dictation to continue writing; I think that might be a factor in the changes that are apparent in his prose. I think diehard fans will enjoy all time we can spend with Sam Vimes and the other great characters of Discworld. Pratchett's still great fun to read and the character's are very funny. Here Pratchett returns to the theme that what we call "subhuman" might be more human than we think: a very poignant theme which echoes UNSEEN ACADEMICALS. Nothing wrong with the way Pratchett thinks; he still sees more clearly than 100% of politicians.
Malojurus
Ok, there are worse things. But look, I tried to read a little at a time (good luck). I tried to read it slowly (that worked a little). But sooner or later, the book ends, and then you will have to wait for the next one. It's not so bad rereading most of the Discworld books, but really, Mr. Pratchett, would you please try to write/release two books at a time??? :-)

Seriously, this may not have been his funniest book, but it was pretty damn funny. Infact, Snuff may rank as one of my all time favorites. As I mentioned above, I really couldn't put it down. This book stars most of the Watch characters and is all about Vimes and a lot about his butler. Vimes goes on "vacation," and falls into a big pile of everything from racism, to mob mentality, etc.....and he even saves a wonderful fanny! Ha!!! I never saw that comming. Snuff is more than a novel, it tells a story, but also gives you some lessons, and perhaps, for some, a different outlook. I can't see how someone cannot enjoy this book. It's really just awesome. Note the writing is a little different than some of the others in the series and the comedy is really different, but still, I laughed outloud in the doctors many times....but alas, as I mentioned, I was hoping this book would last through all of my radiation and chemo, but it looks like I will be rereading it and then going back to other DW books to keep me going......and I suspect, after I reread Snuff, I might come back and rank it my all-time favorite DW novel.

For anyone who might be listening, this would be great on DVD!!! Ehem. Hint, hint.

I should also add that if you are new to the series, I think that it is still an easy read. There is enough information that you will get to know the characters, and that is one of things I like best about TP's writing. He really does develop the characters well, and you really do get to know them. So much so, that sometimes you might feel something is a little out of character, but I did not feel that here. Everyone was spot on. Another great job by Mr. Pratchett.....and for personally, it could not have come at a better time!
Snuff (Discworld) ebook
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Terry Pratchett
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