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Snuff: A Discworld Novel
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on November 28, 2011
I was wondering if Pterry's battle with Alzheimer's meant his writing wouldn't be up to snuff. Happily, I can report that Pratchett is writing as well as he ever did.

Snuff takes place outside Ankh-Morpork, at Lady Sybil's "country place" (some place! hundreds of servants!). Young Sam is now seven years old, and takes a prominent part in the book, in the process developing a profound interest in poo; and there is the usual cast of villains, good guys, clowns, and so on. Pratchett even comes up with yet another race, the goblins, to incorporate into his multi-species world.

I was especially pleased to spot one of Pratchett's endless in-jokes: a very fat woman, a member of the Ankh-Morpork Watch, a woman with a big heart. Named "Precious", I'm sure in tribute to Alexander McCall Smith's Precious Ramotswe, the chief character in the Number One Ladies Detective Agency series.

Anyway, a good read. Pratchett lovers, go to it!
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on November 19, 2014
I love all of terry pratchett's disc world i'v got 18 of the series so far and look forward to get more. I find them so funny and one of the characters in the book I love to read about is a wizard name Rincewind he is so funny i love hes catch phrase " Bugger it". makes me laugh so hard. so if you love corn yet funny humor you'll love this series of books and Piers anthony ,Xanth series it's as funny as disc world series so get it lol.
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on August 10, 2014
Pratchett continues to keep us enthralled with colourful characters, great humour and an amazing knowledge of history, myth and culture that he tinkers with just enough to make us feel clever that we guess what he is referencing.
In 39 novels he has never once disappointed and the Discworld's favourite copper continues to save the day while always making it home to read a bedtime story to his son. Looking forward to reading #40.
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on January 29, 2013
textbook discworld adventuring, i have been readnig discworld since i was a nipper and sir terry never disappoints. sam vimes is one of my favourite characters so this book was a winner from the cover. also whets the appetite for this upsoming discworld tv series The Watch.
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on December 16, 2013
It's a bit weaker compared to the other Night's Watch books, but still an entertaining experience. 90% of the story takes place outside of Anhk-Morpork, so if you're only into Discworld for the city, you may want to skip this one.
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on November 13, 2013
Yet another entertaining and fun Discworld book. Sam Vimes is one of my favourite Discworld characters and it was a pleasant change to see him handle crime outside of the city of Anhk Morpork
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on March 26, 2014
You can't go wrong with Pratchett and Vimes put together. This book was plain fun. I love his entire series, and was grateful to have yet another addition in which to dive.
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on May 26, 2013
Like all of Terry Pratchett's books, I learned more about our own culture than Discworld's in the end. I cannot speak highly enough of this latest installment.
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on April 13, 2015
The book arrived in great shape, so important as it was a gift.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 5, 2012
really discouraged with snuff, have all of the discworld novels and this is not a pratchett. It is his idea and the start is pratchett writing but as you turn the pages its less of pratchett's writing and more of someone that has no idea of how to write or at least how to write like pratchett. If you are a true Pratchett fan you might find this book very hard to read it is lacking his insights and wittiness and basically everything that makes the discworld pratchett's and his books a blast to read. After this book im not really expecting another book written by pratchett.
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