[Terry Pratchett] Snuff author Terry Pratchett [flash fiction Book] TXT


  • Hardcover
  • 378
  • Snuff author Terry Pratchett
  • Terry Pratchett
  • English
  • 14 October 2017
  • 9780385619264

10 thoughts on “Snuff author Terry Pratchett

  1. 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

  2. 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 uest

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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 TreacheryI always forget how good Terry Pratchett is during

  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 threeuarters of a carat It's easi

  5. says:

    I reckoned that if I let them give me enough titles I'd eventually get one I could live withSamuel Vimes has lived to suffer the greatest possible indignity It is cruel and unfair and nobody seems to want to move a finger to help him He'd tried to negotiate and he'd tried to order the men to intervene to no avail Commander Vimes is going on holiday To the countryside For two weeksHis 6 year old son instantly takes to the Shire hell bent on

  6. says:

    I’m going out on a limb here and say that Sam Vimes is one of my favorite literary charactersAnd I don’t just mean in the Discworl

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    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 read

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    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

  9. says:

    Re read 082920Reading this in the light of race relations is rather enlightening It's a gentle treatment on simply

  10. says:

    This is the last adventure featuring Sam Vimes in the series And boy did Pratchett make it a good oneLord Vetinari is of the opinion that Vimes needs and deserves some vacation and sets Sybil up as if it was her idea Or was it Sybil who set Vetinari up You never know for sure with those two ;In the end it doesn't matter Vi

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Snuff author Terry Pratchett

S 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 forgivenBut not uite al 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 reason I found him frustrating He is in essence a workaholic There s nothing wrong with this I m one too But it bordered on ridiculous Perhaps that s the point I just found him a very frustrating and uite frankly as flat character There is nothing beyond him other than his job He is simply the commander of the city watch no matter wherever he goes or whoever he is with He goes on holiday and he is still doing his job He finds a crime trail after a game of fisticuffs and follows it up No no less Indeed he peruses it with relentless enthusiasm that drives his wife mad But he doesn t seem to get anywhere Well at least for a long while The narration seems to wonder off along with the story I just wasn t sure where a lot of it was going I really struggled to get into his investigation which I do think was because of Pratchett s writing that continuously seemed to venture away from the point Perhaps again that is the point of what he was doing But either way it made it really hard for me to follow the plot if this book A lot of it felt like perpetual ramblings Where is he going with this Pratchett goes on some awfully long winded tangents in the middle of his writing I found myself getting uite lost at some points and I just couldn t see the relevance of certain points which felt to me like a random train of thought shoved into the writing This made it difficult for me to focus on the main plot of the story Perhaps its Pratchett s style that I don t get on with or perhaps it is this particular novel that overwhelmed me I really don t know but the result of it is that I have no intention of picking up another book by this author in a long long time Suffice to say I really didn t enjoy this book The lack of chapters also contributed to this This of course is only a minor thing but it did annoy me greatly I like to finish reading at the end of a chapter and not in the middle of narrative I know this may sound silly but I simple cannot stop reading in the middle of a length of story I had to read beyond what I normally would to find what I though was an adeuate break within the story I real don t understand the authorial decision behind the lack of chapters To my mind it served no purpose and discouraged me further Overall this book was incredibly frustrating I didn t like aspects of Pratchett s writing or the structure of the book I do hope in the future when I eventually pick up another Pratchett book I don t have the same reaction because I really want to enjoy another one of his books A despondent two stars PS If from my review you think I should try a particular Discworld book then please don t hesitate to recommend I did really want to enjoy this book but couldn t If there is a Discworld book you think I ll get on with I will try it in time

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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 corp 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 TreacheryI always forget how good Terry Pratchett is during the year or years between new books To the outsider it would be easy to dismiss the Discworld books as silly fantasy novels While they are silly the Discworld books always deal with real issues as well In this case slavery and drugs Snuff raises uestions of what it means to be sentient human rights and the evils of looking the other way when something bad happens Pratchett s writing reminds me of PG Wodehouse s with each passing book I lost count of the clever lines I even noticed reference to Tombstone I don t think I m going to let you arrest me today Deadwood and Jane AustenThe characters are what drive the Discworld stories Good thing because they could easily degenerate into mindless silliness otherwise Sam Vimes and his relationships with his family and the people of Ramkim were what made the story Vimes pep talks with Feenie about what it means to be a copper his caring tolerance for his son s fascination with poo of all kinds and his feelings toward the goblins showed why Pratchett is than just a fantasy writerThe plot itself was pretty good A goblin is murdered while Sam Vimes is on vacation and he starts pulling at threads to find out why leading him to discover smuggling and corruption The disgusting religion of the goblins is explored and by the end society is changed Goblins haven t been touched upon very much in the Discworld series so far and I d say Pratchett did a great job developing them in SnuffI can t pretend this book was perfect though The last fifty pages dragged a bit That s about the only gripe I have actually It s the best Discworld book in years and if Pratchett doesn t manage to write another City Watch book it ll be a good way to end things

free read Snuff author Terry Pratchett

SeAnd 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 murderHe is out of his jurisdiction out of hi 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 threeuarters of a carat It s easily worth five stars I was often amused occasionally teary eyed and never bored


About the Author: Terry Pratchett

Born Terence David John 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 i