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Summary Snuff AUTHOR Terry Pratchett

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 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 uestions 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 a thoughtful vein Twice I ve kneeled in front of the ueen 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 a blacksmith a soldier in the Crimean War all my ancestors stood up with me and you find yourself wondering about your roots and arguing with prime ministers And that s the part of me that s Vimesy This man who or less accidentally became part of the power structure A peer of the realm Married to duchess who is on first names basis with most of the powerful since childhood In this book Vimes or less accidentally takes on some of the ways that the powerful stay powerful both as someone who believes in law that transcends the local power structure and as a part of the power structure that just happens to be outside of his jurisdiction It s good for him he s got friends in high places Also in low ones This isn t the sharpest Discworld book ever and there are those who will not appreciate its earnestness Vimes goes on vacation and or less accidentally takes on the triangle trade Unambiguously hero work It is unabashedly one of the darker Discworld books Not darkness made visible though The Summoning Dark does whisper dark and helpful things in Vimes s ears Horrible things happened in the gaps things the author darkly references but does not explicate There are unspoken parts of the book that make me suirm Vimes is of the Great White Savior than I was entirely comfortable with The villains are also mostly off screen which is somewhat dissatisfying One of the things I like about the Discworld books is that the villains are people too Maybe this time Pratchett could not bear to share their perspective Or maybe he didn t want to give us the comfort of really despising them by keeping them vague and mostly off screen It felt a little like the pieces that were left over from Unseen Academicals Like Pratchett is doing his best to bring in all the despised races of fantasy world and show that they re human too All parts of ourselves we ve done wrong by Like the man said if humans could fall why couldn t orcs rise after all Or goblins It s uite utopian in the resolution Mostly utopian Except for the realpolitiue that very few people are actually punished Though the spiders might help It had one of the best lines I ve read in a long time spoken by the Watch s forensic accountant A E Pessmial discussing how people can come to do terrible things I m sorry I know that I am a small weak man but I have amassed a large library I dream of dangerous places Pokes uite nicely at Jane Austen though not as sharply as Unseen Academicals poked at Tolkien May have been partially inspired by how all the amazing things that her British Empire was doing happened in the silences It goes much deeper than this But see eg Vimes s lack of interest in other people s children was limiteless but he could count And the last one Oh Hermoine she may be difficult as she has rather scandalized the family at least in their opinion How She s a lumberjack Vimes thought for a moment and said Well dear it is a truth universally acknowledged that a man with a lot of wood must be in want of a wife who can handle a great big Lady Sybil interrupted sharply Sam Vimes I believe that you intend to make an indelicate remark Something Austen could not abide Good times Introduction biologique à la psychologie of the best selling crime novel ever to have been published in the city Mali pirat of Ankh Morpork it is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to Puck You open his suitcase before he finds his first corp 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 uestions and Fret Work Step By Step one predictably enough was which The Thirteenth Psalm of his characters he was most like In my heart I know it s Rincewind he said grinning But then he continued in a thoughtful vein Twice I ve kneeled in front Zelenbabini darovi of the ueen and she s swished a very large sword Ruthless over my head and fortunately she s missed every time When I stood up a knight a ferrier a blacksmith a soldier in the Crimean War all my ancestors stood up with me and you find yourself wondering about your roots and arguing with prime ministers And that s the part Skandal na simpoziju of me that s Vimesy This man who Dear Girls Intimate Tales Untold Secrets and Advice for Living Your Best Life or less accidentally became part Hired To Love of the power structure A peer Poslednja stanica Britanija of the realm Married to duchess who is Return of the Thief on first names basis with most The Hostage (Travelman Adventure) of the powerful since childhood In this book Vimes Uzice sa vranama or less accidentally takes The Secret Teachings of Chinese Energetic Medicine Volume 2 Energetic Alchemy Dao Yin Therapy Healing i Deviations and Spirit Pathology 2014 Revised Edition on some Designing Patterns A Fresh Approach to Pattern Cutting Fashion & Design of the ways that the powerful stay powerful both as someone who believes in law that transcends the local power structure and as a part Bog se nikad ne smeje of the power structure that just happens to be The Management Challenge: An Introduction to Management/Book and Disk outside Signaler un problème of his jurisdiction It s good for him he s got friends in high places Also in low Mermen The Mermen Trilogy ones This isn t the sharpest Discworld book ever and there are those who will not appreciate its earnestness Vimes goes Kosingas Onaj što nauči mrak da sija on vacation and Stara srpska religija i mitologija or less accidentally takes Košulja sretnog čovjeka on the triangle trade Unambiguously hero work It is unabashedly Fit for Battle The Character Weapons and Strategies of the Spiritual Warriors one How Markets Fail The Economics of Rational Irrationality of the darker Discworld books Not darkness made visible though The Summoning Dark does whisper dark and helpful things in Vimes s ears Horrible things happened in the gaps things the author darkly references but does not explicate There are unspoken parts The Go Programming Language of the book that make me suirm Vimes is Le Roi des Aulnes of the Great White Savior than I was entirely comfortable with The villains are also mostly Mate Me [If You May] (The Millennium Wolves, off screen which is somewhat dissatisfying One Becoming of the things I like about the Discworld books is that the villains are people too Maybe this time Pratchett could not bear to share their perspective Or maybe he didn t want to give us the comfort Deca zla of really despising them by keeping them vague and mostly A Little Book About the Runes off screen It felt a little like the pieces that were left Pobunjeni over from Unseen Academicals Like Pratchett is doing his best to bring in all the despised races The Passing of an Illusion: The Idea of Communism in the Twentieth Century of fantasy world and show that they re human too All parts Purrfectly Kissed of To the Unloved Daughter ourselves we ve done wrong by Like the man said if humans could fall why couldn t Krv nije voda orcs rise after all Or goblins It s uite utopian in the resolution Mostly utopian Except for the realpolitiue that very few people are actually punished Though the spiders might help It had PREKID one Čokoladne godine of the best lines I ve read in a long time spoken by the Watch s forensic accountant A E Pessmial discussing how people can come to do terrible things I m sorry I know that I am a small weak man but I have amassed a large library I dream Preživio sam Vukovar i Ovčaru of dangerous places Pokes uite nicely at Jane Austen though not as sharply as Unseen Academicals poked at Tolkien May have been partially inspired by how all the amazing things that her British Empire was doing happened in the silences It goes much deeper than this But see eg Vimes s lack Ache for You of interest in REIKI put ka sebi other people s children was limiteless but he could count And the last The Mists of Avalon one Oh Hermoine she may be difficult as she has rather scandalized the family at least in their Demon školske knjižnice opinion How She s a lumberjack Vimes thought for a moment and said Well dear it is a truth universally acknowledged that a man with a lot Zemlja vukova of wood must be in want Anđelova šala of a wife who can handle a great big Lady Sybil interrupted sharply Sam Vimes I believe that you intend to make an indelicate remark Something Austen could not abide Good times

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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 Die Visioene Van Johanna Brandt of the Ankh Morpork City Watch is The Neuropsychology of Self Discipline 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 Where I’m Calling From out The Accidental Activist of his jurisdiction Brenda has a dragon in her blood 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 Divan Of Rudaki of like complaining that the diamond ring you ve been given is Choice Stories for Children only threeuarters Öbür Divan of a carat It s easily worth five stars I was Summary of Homo Deus often amused Koldbrann - parte 1: Rebeldes occasionally teary eyed and never bored

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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 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 through At the very least I ll be completing the City Watch series Well my initial impression of the novel was right Snuff ain t up to snuff Despite his protests Commander Sam Vimes is forced to take a vacation His beloved wife Lady Sybil Ramkin drags him and their son young Sam to the Ramkin Estate in the countryside for a well earned family break But crime doesn t take a holiday and soon the Discworld s finest policeman is on the trail of a goblin murderer and in the process uncovers a vast and unsavoury conspiracy that goes all the way to the top One thing that bothered me when I first tried reading Snuff six years ago was how extremely verbose and cumbersome Pratchett s writing style had become It takes well over 100 pages for anything to happen Up til then all that had was Vimes and his family had left Ankh Morpork and gone to the countryside It takes even longer for the plot to emerge and when it did it was cliched and underwhelming I hated everything about the goblins They re basically a race of depressingly put upon victims which is as fun to read as it sounds an unending stream of one dimensional characters who re just there to be repeatedly fucked with and stoke Vimes righteous indignation The goblins culture was boring everything about them was ridiculously sentimental and cloying and they were just annoying as a whole Then again all the new characters in Snuff were rubbish The hapless country copper Feeney was pointless and tiresome Miss Beedle the writer added nothing to the proceedings while every rich person was portrayed as a gormless twit There s a half hearted attempt at a Pride Prejudice parody that fell flat The villain Stratford is somehow even one dimensional than even the goblins there s another baddie literally called Captain Murderer which shows you how little imagination and effort Pratchett put into these characters but that on the nose kind of name should ve applied to Stratford He may as well have been called Mr I m A Bad Dude because he s that much of a caricature He does evil shit because he s an evil shit What I realised was that Pratchett really struggles at least in this book with the traditional mechanics of storytelling like a plot Because where the book feels like a chore to read are the plot heavy parts when he has to move things along particularly the riverboat action seuence which was utterly dull and the absurdly talky fight scenes I also continued to not care about Vimes family like the infallible Sybil who s drearily always right and his irritating son young Sam I really disliked in general how cutesy and safe Discworld got towards the end oh man FUCK the Tiffany Aching YA books fuck them all to hell and the stuff with Vimes and young Sam were far too ball achingly saccharine for my taste And SO unfunny young Sam thinks poo is hilarious repeat 12 million times har de har har Technically Snuff is a City Watch book but it s basically all about Vimes Carrot Angua Nobby et al are given a handful of token pages and there s a completely half arsed subplot involving Colon and a goblin pot that s totally irrelevant Fred s in a coma and could die Oh never mind it resolved itself off page Well why bother to start with then That said there s a reason why Vimes gets all the focus he s one of Pratchett s finest creations The character holds a special place in my heart having seen him transform over the years from the opening pages of Guards Guards when we first met him as a down and out drunk waking up in the gutters of Ankh Morpork to the sober Duke he is now having brought up the City Watch with him along the way It says a lot about how fully realised and compelling a character he is that the best parts of Snuff are simply Vimes riffing on whatever And there are definitely parts of the book I enjoyed Despite coming across as someone far too deeply in love with his own voice Pratchett s still very witty and he s in his element when he isn t concerning himself with the plot and meandering off somewhere else instead Vimes conversing with his manservant Willikins was often entertaining than anything else going on and though Pratchett eschewed the tradition of having Death cameo in every Discworld book here he still included a scene at the end between Vimes and Vetinari verbally jousting one last time which was pure pleasure for me think those cliched cop movie scenes between the police chief and the loose cannon but far clever I will dearly miss those scenes especially as Pratchett wrote the Patrician so so beautifully with that perfect balance between lethally understated menace benevolent power and razor sharp intelligence manifested in one remarkably uniue mysterious and Machiavellian figure Sadly Snuff is a weak last bow for Vimes and the City Watch to go out on which is a shame given how brilliant the earlier books were Perhaps it s appropriate that poo should feature so much in this one as the uality is disappointingly shit While I m glad to have finished off this series it s a forgettable final adventure for Vimes that s not very funny tediously overlong and largely unentertaining snot enuff for this Discworld fan Ruthless out Skandal na simpoziju of bacon sandwiches and Dear Girls Intimate Tales Untold Secrets and Advice for Living Your Best Life occasionally snookered and Hired To Love out Poslednja stanica Britanija of his mind but never Return of the Thief out The Hostage (Travelman Adventure) 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 I bought Snuff when it first came Uzice sa vranama 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 The Secret Teachings of Chinese Energetic Medicine Volume 2 Energetic Alchemy Dao Yin Therapy Healing i Deviations and Spirit Pathology 2014 Revised Edition 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 through At the very least I ll be completing the City Watch series Well my initial impression Designing Patterns A Fresh Approach to Pattern Cutting Fashion & Design of the novel was right Snuff ain t up to snuff Despite his protests Commander Sam Vimes is forced to take a vacation His beloved wife Lady Sybil Ramkin drags him and their son young Sam to the Ramkin Estate in the countryside for a well earned family break But crime doesn t take a holiday and soon the Discworld s finest policeman is Bog se nikad ne smeje on the trail The Management Challenge: An Introduction to Management/Book and Disk of a goblin murderer and in the process uncovers a vast and unsavoury conspiracy that goes all the way to the top One thing that bothered me when I first tried reading Snuff six years ago was how extremely verbose and cumbersome Pratchett s writing style had become It takes well Signaler un problème over 100 pages for anything to happen Up til then all that had was Vimes and his family had left Ankh Morpork and gone to the countryside It takes even longer for the plot to emerge and when it did it was cliched and underwhelming I hated everything about the goblins They re basically a race Mermen The Mermen Trilogy of depressingly put upon victims which is as fun to read as it sounds an unending stream Kosingas Onaj što nauči mrak da sija of Stara srpska religija i mitologija one dimensional characters who re just there to be repeatedly fucked with and stoke Vimes righteous indignation The goblins culture was boring everything about them was ridiculously sentimental and cloying and they were just annoying as a whole Then again all the new characters in Snuff were rubbish The hapless country copper Feeney was pointless and tiresome Miss Beedle the writer added nothing to the proceedings while every rich person was portrayed as a gormless twit There s a half hearted attempt at a Pride Prejudice parody that fell flat The villain Stratford is somehow even Košulja sretnog čovjeka one dimensional than even the goblins there s another baddie literally called Captain Murderer which shows you how little imagination and effort Pratchett put into these characters but that Fit for Battle The Character Weapons and Strategies of the Spiritual Warriors on the nose kind How Markets Fail The Economics of Rational Irrationality of name should ve applied to Stratford He may as well have been called Mr I m A Bad Dude because he s that much The Go Programming Language of a caricature He does evil shit because he s an evil shit What I realised was that Pratchett really struggles at least in this book with the traditional mechanics Le Roi des Aulnes of storytelling like a plot Because where the book feels like a chore to read are the plot heavy parts when he has to move things along particularly the riverboat action seuence which was utterly dull and the absurdly talky fight scenes I also continued to not care about Vimes family like the infallible Sybil who s drearily always right and his irritating son young Sam I really disliked in general how cutesy and safe Discworld got towards the end Mate Me [If You May] (The Millennium Wolves, oh man FUCK the Tiffany Aching YA books fuck them all to hell and the stuff with Vimes and young Sam were far too ball achingly saccharine for my taste And SO unfunny young Sam thinks poo is hilarious repeat 12 million times har de har har Technically Snuff is a City Watch book but it s basically all about Vimes Carrot Angua Nobby et al are given a handful Becoming of token pages and there s a completely half arsed subplot involving Colon and a goblin pot that s totally irrelevant Fred s in a coma and could die Oh never mind it resolved itself Deca zla off page Well why bother to start with then That said there s a reason why Vimes gets all the focus he s A Little Book About the Runes one Pobunjeni of Pratchett s finest creations The character holds a special place in my heart having seen him transform The Passing of an Illusion: The Idea of Communism in the Twentieth Century over the years from the Purrfectly Kissed opening pages To the Unloved Daughter of Guards Guards when we first met him as a down and Krv nije voda out drunk waking up in the gutters PREKID of Ankh Morpork to the sober Duke he is now having brought up the City Watch with him along the way It says a lot about how fully realised and compelling a character he is that the best parts Čokoladne godine of Snuff are simply Vimes riffing Preživio sam Vukovar i Ovčaru on whatever And there are definitely parts Ache for You of the book I enjoyed Despite coming across as someone far too deeply in love with his REIKI put ka sebi own voice Pratchett s still very witty and he s in his element when he isn t concerning himself with the plot and meandering The Mists of Avalon off somewhere else instead Vimes conversing with his manservant Willikins was Demon školske knjižnice often entertaining than anything else going Zemlja vukova on and though Pratchett eschewed the tradition Anđelova šala of having Death cameo in every Discworld book here he still included a scene at the end between Vimes and Vetinari verbally jousting Danci i stranci one last time which was pure pleasure for me think those cliched cop movie scenes between the police chief and the loose cannon but far clever I will dearly miss those scenes especially as Pratchett wrote the Patrician so so beautifully with that perfect balance between lethally understated menace benevolent power and razor sharp intelligence manifested in Confident Deceptions one remarkably uniue mysterious and Machiavellian figure Sadly Snuff is a weak last bow for Vimes and the City Watch to go Creativity: A Short and Cheerful Guide out Float on which is a shame given how brilliant the earlier books were Perhaps it s appropriate that poo should feature so much in this Pasteur, Plagiarist, Impostor!: The Germ Theory Exploded! one as the uality is disappointingly shit While I m glad to have finished Release off this series it s a forgettable final adventure for Vimes that s not very funny tediously Šestinski kišobran overlong and largely unentertaining snot enuff for this Discworld fan


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 1990

  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 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

  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

  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 Discworld Terry Pratchett has created a great many wonderful players in his series most notably Granny We

  7. 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 w

  8. 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

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    Re read 082920Reading this in the light of race relations is rather enlightening It's a gentle treatment on simply learning to treat people like PEOPLE in the end but this is a very GOOD thingSo honestly I was sad enthusiastic angry and hopeful as I read this againIt's a fine novelOriginal ReviewI go through different stages of Pratchettism

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    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 Vimes has no choice but to accompany his wife to the countryside where her parental home