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Snuff (Discworld, #39; City Watch #8) According To The Writer Of The Best Selling Crime Novel Ever To Have Been Published In The City Of Ankh Morpork, 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.And Commander Sam Vimes Of The Ankh Morpork City Watch Is On Holiday In The Pleasant And Innocent Countryside, But Not For Him A Mere Body In The Wardrobe There Are Many, Many Bodies And An Ancient Crime Terrible Than Murder.He Is Out Of His Jurisdiction, Out Of His Depth, Out Of Bacon Sandwiches, And Occasionally Snookered And Out Of His Mind, But Never Out Of Guile Where There Is A Crime There Must Be A Finding, There Must Be A Chase And There Must Be A Punishment They Say That In The End All Sins Are Forgiven.But Not Quite All


10 thoughts on “Snuff (Discworld, #39; City Watch #8)

  1. says:

    We saw Terry Pratchett at Town Hall Tuesday He s frail compared to the man I saw at Kane Hall back in the 1990s, but still sharp He took questions, and one, predictably enough, was which of his characters he was most like In my heart I know it s Rincewind, he said, grinning But then he continued in athoughtful vein Twice I ve kneeled in front of the Queen and she s swished a very large sword over my head and fortunately, she s missed every time When I stood up a knight, a ferrier, We saw Terry Pratchett at Town Hall Tuesday He s frail compared to the man I saw at Kane Hall back in the 1990s, but still sharp He took questions, and one, predictably enough, was which of his characters he was most like In my...


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    Terry Pratchett has a way with words 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.Snuff is Sir Terry Pratchett s 50th novel That...


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    Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh Morpork City Watch and his wife Sybil take Young Sam and go on vacation to Sybil s ancestral lands in the country Fortunately for the Commander, crime soon rears its ugly head and he soon finds himself ensnared in a web of lies, smuggling, and murder Can Vimes get to the bottom of things before he finds himself at the bottom of the river known as Old Treachery I always forget how good Terry Pratchett is during the year or years between new books To the outsider Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh Morpork City Watch and his wife Sybil take Young Sam and go on vacation to Sybil s ancestral lands in the country Fortunately for the Commander, crime soon rears its ugly head and he soon finds himself ensnared in a web of lies, smuggling, and murder Can Vimes get to the bottom o...


  4. says:

    Enjoyed it immensely Not the best Discworld book I ve read But whinging about this not being the Best Pratchett Book Evar is sort of like complaining that the diamond ring you ve been given is only three quarters of a carat It s easily worth five stars I...


  5. says:

    This is my first Discworld novel and it may be my last Well, at least for a long while Previously I ve read Pratchett s Nation, which I really enjoyed This, however, just didn t do it for me It is overflowing with so much humour that I thought it was too obvious and, at times, redundant I did like the protagonist when I began reading, but towards the end I well and truly had had enough of him The protagonist is very annoyingI understand that the main crux of the character is the ...


  6. says:

    I bought Snuff when it first came out in 2011, not realising then, like everyone else, that it was going to be the final City Watch book I sadly abandoned it long before the end anyway, sensing that it wasn t any good But, having recently read an excellent Discworld short story reminding me of my love for Terry Pratchett, as well as seasonal nostalgia new Discworld books used to be cannily published during the Christmas season , I decided to give Snuff another shot and this time force myself I bought Snuff when it first came out in 2011, not realising then, like everyone else, that it was going to be the final City Watch book I sadly abandoned it long before the end anyway, sensing that it wasn t any good But, having recently read an excellent Discworld short story reminding me of my love for Terry Pratchett, as well as seasonal nostalgia new Discworld books used to be cannily published during the Christmas season , I decided to give Snuff another shot and this time force myself t...


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    4 Favourite Read of 2012Little crimes breed big crimes You smile at little crimes and then big crimes blow your head offThere was a PC game released back when a PC was still a relevant piece of computing technology going by the name of Discworld Noir, I only played it a little while before my machine gave up the ghost but I suspect that even a Discworld title called noir was not as dark at its heart as this novel.There s still an awful lot of humour to contend with but Sam Vimes is up aga 4 Favourite Read of 2012Little crimes breed big crimes You smile at little crimes and then big crimes blow your head offThere was a PC game released back when a PC was still a relevant piece of computing technology going by the name of Discworld Noir, I only played it a little while before my machine gave up the ghost but I suspect that even a Discworld title called noir was not as dark at its heart as this novel.There s still an awful lot of humour to contend with but Sam Vimes is up against a darkness blacker than he s ever experienced before, both in terms of the case he stumbles upon on his vacation and the internal struggle of a good man trying not to do bad things The fact that he is a famous detective only serves to highlight the noir qualities at hands...


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    Okay it s Pratchett, so the fact that it s good is a given.And yet I think Pratchett has overmined the seam of oppressed species shows that they are as human as you or I.And I thought so when I read Unseen Academicals so to see him retread this ground again is a little disappointing There is also some very clunky writing and a lot of characterization that seems very at odds with previous books I found it hard not to read without thinking constantly about Pratchett s illness and wonderi Okay it s Pratchett, so the fact that it s good is a given.And yet I think Pratchett has overmined ...


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    Pratchett s latest induced a fair few laughs, but felt structurally weak, even a tad disjointed While Vimes still upholds the position of one of my favorite Discworld characters ever, his role was a tad overdone in an almost superhuman ish fashion, which makes it harder to identify with the rugged, stubborn cob character I originally fell in love with The whole Goblin rights issue seemed also like an infirmer repetition of Unseen Academicals acceptance of Orcs, topped with one of the most uni Pratchett s latest induced a fair few laughs, but felt structurally weak, even a tad disjointed While Vimes still upholds the position of one of my favorite Discworld characters ever, his role was a ta...


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    I m going out on a limb here and say that Sam Vimes is one of my favorite literary characters.And I don t just mean in the Discworld Terry Pratchett has created a great many wonderful players in his series, most notably Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Og.No, I m going all in Tolkien s Gandalf Harper Lee s Atticus Finch Sam Spade, Conan, Tarzan, Heinlein s Jubal Harshaw, Paul Atreides Sam Vimes is in this list Up on a literary character mountain top.Pra...


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