Snuff by Terry Pratchett
A Novel of Discworld (Discworld Novels)

71%

16 Critic Reviews

A treat no fan of Discworld—and there are boatloads of them—will want to miss.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

“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®, 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 for 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.

Discworld® is a registered trademark.

 

About Terry Pratchett

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Terry Pratchett is one of the world's most popular authors. He is the winner of numerous literary prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, and he was awarded a knighthood in recognition of his services to literature. Pratchett lives in England.
 
Published October 11, 2011 by Harper. 423 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Snuff
All: 16 | Positive: 10 | Negative: 6

Kirkus

Good
on Sep 15 2011

A treat no fan of Discworld—and there are boatloads of them—will want to miss.

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Guardian

Excellent
on Oct 21 2011

Pratchett is a master storyteller. He is endlessly inventive...

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Aug 15 2011

...Vimes takes on a fiendish murderer as well as the case for (in)human rights and social justice in this lively outing...

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Blog Critics

Good
on Aug 30 2011

Snuff is a very solid entry into the discworld oeuvre and if you are a fan at al...it should not be missed.

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NY Journal of Books

Excellent
on Oct 11 2011

Powerful and unpredictable, this is Terry Pratchett’s masterpiece. When we look back at all the Discworld books he has given us, this is the one we will remember him for.

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AV Club

Below average
on Oct 26 2011

...his typically crisp sense of pacing is a little off—the promising fish-out-of-water scenario of Vimes-in-Austenland is abruptly dropped, only to resurface toward the end, by which time it seems to belong in a different book.

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Pajiba

Above average

His humour is becoming predicable for someone who has read all 39 Discworld novels.

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Tor

Excellent
on Oct 11 2011

...Snuff is a fun addition to the Discworld series that introduces interesting new characters and concepts to the already rich world.

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Express

Above average
on Oct 16 2011

The main weakness in Snuff is that its hero is so familiar to us that the story lacks tension. We know Commander Vimes will come through.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Good
on Oct 17 2011

Snuff, the 39th installment in the wildly popular Discworld series, proves that the author hasn't lost his touch.

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Boing Boing

Excellent
on Oct 10 2011

...a Pratchett novel that has all the things you want from Discworld: compassion, humor, smarts, and action.

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London Evening Standard

Good
on Oct 20 2011

...Vimes...feels as if he has acquired more indestructibility, more elaborated superlative Vimes-ish-ness, than can be kept in harmoniously plausible balance with his setting.

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Socialist Review

Good

... Pratchett has constantly tried to "de-Tolkienise" fantasy literature - to reconnect fantasy novels with the social reality that has spawned them.

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Escape Pod

Below average
on Nov 05 2011

...are...subtopics that really could have their own book, or at least their own primary subplot, but they seemed unnecessary...

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Ideomancer

Below average
on Dec 01 2011

... for a more irregular reader of Sir Terry, or one coming to his work for the first time, it is not a stellar choice. Much to my regret, I can only recommend it in a qualified, half-hearted sort of way.

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http://bestfantasybooks.com

Below average

...the book is missing a lot of the traits traditionally associated with Pratchett novels: there is a distinct absence of magic and only rather mild and predictable humour.

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