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Pratchett in fine form
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!