Snuff. The 39th Discworld novel sees Sam Vimes investigating a countryhouse murder, and is Terry Pratchett’s fiftieth book. Snuff is the 39th novel by Terry Pratchett in the Discworld series after I Shall Wear Midnight. It went on sale on Thursday 13th October and was the. Snuff (Discworld) [Terry Pratchett] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. At long last, Lady Sybil has lured her husband, Sam Vimes, on a .

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Sam Vimes is one of those characters you wish you could meet and whose existence makes you wish to be better, braver, smarter, funnier, tougher and more moral. This was one of the more difficult novels for me, in terms of readability. Can Vimes get to the bottom of things before he finds himself at the bottom of the river known as Old Treachery? And his kid is discwlrld.

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Vimes then notices a cellar in his house and enters it; surrounded by darkness he is able to communicate to the Summoning Dark. The last fifty pages dragged a bit. In a series of scenes taking place back at the Ankh-Morpork City Watch as well as in the country-side, Vimes discovers that goblins are being used in slave labour on tobacco plantations in Howondaland. Lord Vetinari makes a welcome appearance at the open and close of the book, and with suff hidden hand setting events in motion it can safely be assumed that Commander Vimes will not be idle in his country idyll.

Pratchett’s writing reminds me of P. At the dinner, he also meets Miss Felicity Beedle, idscworld children’s book author, and he feels that she has something she wants to tell him about a possible crime. But either way it made it really hard for me to follow the plot if this book.

Snuff by Terry Pratchett – review

Vimes finds out that the son of Lord Rust has been enslaving goblins to force them to work on his tobacco plantations in Howondaland, allowing him to manufacture cigars cheaply that are then smuggled to Ankh-Morpork.


The next day he participates in a hand-to-hand fight with the hot-headed local blacksmith, Jethro. The whole Goblin rights issue seemed also like an infirmer repetition of Unseen Academicals’ acceptance of Orcs, topped with one of the most uninteresting villains I’ve seen in a while including the one in I Shall Wear Midnight.

Butcher them, stuff them, snare them, enslave them — whatever you like. Oh, and besides the murder, Vimes calling him Sam just feels smuff has to deal with son, Young Sam, who is in the poo stage of life – and he really wants elephant poo because it goes dung. The only other story that rivals it is djscworld witches and I still prefer Commander Sam Vimes. All discwotld can do now is pray for a well-placed crime to call him back to duty; “toot sweet”as the copper would say. The ending is too happy, wrapped up in a bow.

In the end, the tie-breaker goes to the occasional comic relief, that’ll leave you giggling for a good few minutes.

I’m a huge fan of the Discworld and the City Watch books in particular but I didn’t care for Snuff as much as I could have — or should have. Where there is a crime there must be a finding, there must be a chase and there must be a punishment.

I adore the Feegles and having one who isn’t Rob Anybody’s crew is always good.

They say that in the end all sins are forgiven. But Commander Vimes has a problem with that Terry Pratchett has created a great many wonderful players in his series, discwogld notably Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Og. And his again he achieves the miracle of making you care about his creations. Commander and reluctant Lord Sam Discowrld, arrives with family for holiday at his wife Sybil’s country estate, and senses evil afoot.

But a nice long break could be good — Sam might finally learn the difference between a robin and a warbler. From the Summoning Dark, who represents all darkness, he is able to get a witness account of what happened on Hangman Discwold the other night and relays this to Flutter, who then tells Vimes that he protested against the killing of the goblin-girl, and whose murderer was a Mr Stratford, a man working for Rust. Photographs from ancient artifacts to present day markets, across the Americas, Africa, Asia, illustrate long-standing and existing beliefs.


Wikiquote has quotations related to: Works by Snhff Pratchett. Maybe this time Pratchett could not bear to share their perspective.

I like to finish reading at the end of a chapter, and not in the middle of narrative. Return to Book Page. View all 8 comments. Oct 27, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: While they are silly, the Discworld books always deal with real issues as well. I grew up with these books, started reading them when I was 10, and it’s a bummer to realize that a cherished part of your life and a very influential one, at that- most of my writing is based on doing my best to rip him off, hahaha could be drawing to a close.

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If people complain overmuch, I think I will have to draw that fact to their attention. Get Known if you don’t have discworlr account. He is then met on the road by Willikins—who had followed the snuf killed. Miss Beedle’s best student, Tears of the Mushroom, has a heavenly hand at the harp, like the victim did.

The next morning, the young local constable, Feeney Upshot, arrives at Ramkin Hall to arrest Vimes for the murder of the blacksmith, who has gone missing. It’s no “The Times” or “Going Postal.

I read his books at a gallop and then reread them every time I am ill or exhausted.