Snuff. The 39th Discworld novel sees Sam Vimes investigating a countryhouse murder, and is Terry Pratchett’s fiftieth book. Snuff is the 39th novel by Terry Pratchett in the Discworld series after I Shall Wear Midnight. It went on sale on Thursday 13th October and was the. Snuff (Discworld) [Terry Pratchett] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. At long last, Lady Sybil has lured her husband, Sam Vimes, on a .

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When Snuff was published inSir Snuft was not long for this world he would shake hands with DEATH in and maybe he was already feeling the first wintry tendrils of cold creeping in.

Where, when you stop laughing, you’re stirred to think what it takes to make those defining choices, in the face of unkindly odds, or foolish thinking and acting. The story of Sam Vines being forced to take a vacation to the countryside with his wife only to find a foul plot unfolding there is well done and keeps the story moving. Vimes then notices a cellar in his house and enters it; surrounded by darkness he is able to communicate to the Summoning Dark. And his wife still won’t let him eat bacon sandwiches.

You learned to smell blood. Never in the field of coffee-making had so much of the stuff been sprayed so far and over so many. Pratchett’s genius, his absolutely bloody genius, is his ability to deal not only in the commonplace but to make it’s absurdities magical and to do so in such a way that as you are cracking up you are nodding your head.

Miss Beedle is the Adora Belle Dearheart of Snuff ; she teaches the goblins to read and discovers an immense musical talent among them.

The writing style is cobwebby complicated and repetitive to me. Order by newest oldest recommendations.

With the news of Terry Pratchett’s declining health, it feels as if each new Discworld novel could be his last. Here we also have the tiniest of crimes and the greatest, although interestingly, the greatest is an individual murder, not genocide of a species.

This is the best and most enjoyable Discworld book in quite some time, I think perhaps you have to go back to Thud! The second Discworld novel not to feature Death as a character. The narration seems to wonder off along with the story. 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 discworlx taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his diecworld before he finds his first corpse.


Perhaps my favorite part of this book, though, was that unlike every book Sir Terry has published since his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, it didn’t feel like a goodbye. Having always been a relatively slow reader, I’d need a good week to finish a page long novel. Terry Pratchett ‘s Discworld. There are always things rustling through the undergrowth, you can never be sure that someone isn’t hiding behind that hedge, and there are no streets.

Snuff by Terry Pratchett – review

I did get tears, sap that I am. But a nice long break could be good — Sam might finally learn the difference between a robin and a warbler. In my opinion Sir Terry Pratchett can do no wrong, and I know that his fans the world over will delight in diwcworld 39th novel in the Discworld saga.

Where you’re made to laugh at–and more importantly, with –the follies of thinking and acting of folks you’ve either encountered already or soon diwcworld. Jan 13, An Odd1 rated it it was ok. Goblins haven’t been touched upon very much in the Discworld series so far and Dnuff say Pratchett did a great job developing them in Snuff.

Snuff 32 11 Jul 07, Wnuff wasn’t enough to be a Duke? I grew up with these books, started reading them when I was 10, and it’s a bummer to realize that a cherished part of your life and a very influential one, at that- most of my writing is based on doing my best to rip him off, hahaha could be drawing to a close.

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Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second-hand typewriter. It felt a little like the pieces that were left over from Unseen Academicals. Indeed, he peruses it with relentless enthusiasm that drives his wife mad.

Then again, all the new characters in Snuff were rubbish. If I were Sir Terry, I would probably describe it as a Shortly after finishing this book, I djscworld a nap, and as I drifted off I had the thought that if I ever met Sir Terry, I very probably would fall to my knees and start crying and other things that would embarrass us both.


For a writer who began as a wry parodist, making you feel is an astonishing feat. While this bucolic location is appealing to Sybil, it’s appalling to Sam. Discworld Ankh-Morpork Other dimensions. 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 seasonI decided to give Snuff another shot and this time force myself through.

The hapless country copper Feeney was pointless and tiresome, Miss Beedle, the writer, added nothing to the proceedings, while every rich person discwold portrayed as a gormless twit.

A battle ensues between Vimes and Stratford and as Stratford is knocked out and discworldd up. Discworld 39th novel — 8th City Watch story.

This, of course, shuff only a minor thing but it did annoy me greatly. It is far from incidental that Sam Vimes is a good man, who actually actively wrestles with his consciousness, who is aware of the life he lives and what he means in it and who loves his wife. Vimes ability to see in the dark allows him to guide the boat to safety, and for this he is awarded the title ‘King of the River’.

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I hope the Alzheimer disorder does not worsen and deteriorate the quality, like Agatha Christie’s work suffered by her last. It is followed by Raising Steam. And his again he achieves the miracle of making you care about his creations. Yet in some ways, the story seems to call for that like say the ending of The Return of the King.


If I were Sir Terry, I would probably describe it as a twang and surround it with descriptors both profound and giggle-inducing at once. You need to login to do this. But I love his way with parody, punnery, and satire, in acceptable amounts.