Snuff A Novel of Discworld (Hardcover)
|Author: Terry Pratchett|
|"Pratchett . . . has a satirist''s instinct for the absurd and a cartoonist''s eye for the telling detail." --Daily Telegraph (London)|
"The purely funniest English writer since Wodehouse." --Washington Post Book World
Sam Vimes, watch commander of Ankh-Morpork, is at long last taking a much-needed (and well deserved) vacation. But, of course, this is Discworld(R), where nothing goes as planned--and before Vimes can even change his cardboard-soled boots for vacationer''s slippers, the gruff watch commander soon finds himself enmeshed in a fresh fiasco fraught with magic, cunning, daring, and (for the reader more than poor Vimes) endless hilarity. Did he really expect time off? As Vimes himself says in Feet of Clay, "there''s some magical creature called ''overtime, '' only no one''s even seen its footprints." Following the New York Times bestselling Unseen Academichals, Terry Pratchett delivers an enthralling new tale from a place of insuperable adventure: Discworld.
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The 39th entry in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, SNUFF recounts the tale of Commander Sam Vimes and his son, Young Sam, who are holidaying at Crundells, the ancestral estate of Vimes's wife, Lady Sybil. A classic "stranger comes to town" plot unfurls as Vimes discovers that the town harbors some sinister secrets. He comes to the aid of cave-dwelling goblins who have been enslaved by the nobleman Gravid Rust--son of Vimes's old nemesis Lord Ronald Rust--to work on his tobacco farms. Vimes finds an ally in the local constable Upshot, and they set off to defeat Rust and restore the citizenship and dignity of the goblins. Fans of the author's uniquely comic fantasy world will find all the usual earmarks of Pratchett's writing, in this story that hints at more serious themes about civil rights and the horrors of exploitation.