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[PDF / Epub] ⚣ Snuff (Discworld, #39; City Watch #8)  ✈ Terry Pratchett – Gasengineersinglasgow.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 378 pages
  • Snuff (Discworld, #39; City Watch #8)
  • Terry Pratchett
  • English
  • 11 September 2017
  • 038561926X

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


About the Author: Terry Pratchett

Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second hand typewriter His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second hand typewriter His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in 1983 In 1987, he turned to writing full time There are over 40 books in the Discworld series, of which four are written for children The first of these, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal A non Discworld book, Good Omens, his 1990 collaboration with Neil Gaiman, has been a longtime bestseller and was reissued in hardcover by William Morrow in early 2006 it is also available as a mass market paperback Harper Torch, 2006 and trade paperback Harper Paperbacks, 2006 In 2008, Harper Children s published Terry s standalone non Discworld YA novel, Nation Terry published Snuff in October 2011 Regarded as one of the most significant contemporary English language satirists, Pratchett has won numerous literary awards, was named an Officer of the British Empire for services to literature in 1998, and has received honorary doctorates from the University of Warwick in 1999, the University of Portsmouth in 2001, the University of Bath in 2003, the University of Bristol in 2004, Buckinghamshire New University in 2008, the University of Dublin in 2008, Bradford University in 2009, the University of Winchester in 2009, and The Open University in 2013 for his contribution to Public Service.In Dec of 2007, Pratchett disclosed that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer s disease On 18 Feb, 2009, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.He was awarded the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award in 2010.Sir Terry Pratchett passed away on 12th March 2015


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...

  2. says:

    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...

  3. says:

    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...

  7. says:

    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...

  8. says:

    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 ...

  9. says:

    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...

  10. says:

    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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