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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It’s melodic, how Sam and Sybil work in harmony, with the ever-resourceful Willikins adding percussion. He is simply the commander of the city watch no matter wherever he goes or whoever he is with.

My favourite however has to be Wilikins, the gentleman’s gentleman, if ironing a shirt was a competition he’d no doubt ensure he won even if it required him to get up the previous morning and break the other participants fingers one by one.

It’s the best Discworld book in years and if Pratchett doesn’t manage to dixcworld another City Watch book, it’ll be a good way to end things.

Views Read Edit View history. Pessmial, discussing how people can come to do terrible things. Order by newest oldest recommendations. As Vimes arrives in the countryside, despite the silence and tranquillity, he senses crime.

He’d tried to negotiate, and he’d tried to order the men to no avail: According to the writer of the best selling crime znuff 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 corpse. Up til then all that had was Vimes and his family had left Ankh-Morpork and gone to the countryside!

Fans of the series will enjoy the romp with old Discworld friends and some feisty new additions. Pratchett himself for several books appeared to be hostile to vampires — but then he has a natural tendency to imagine creatures intricately and charitably, so he wnuff us Mr Otto von Chriek, a photographer who has taken the “black ribbon” vow of teetotalism and has to be reconstituted with drops of blood every time he explodes himself with his camera flash.


For all that it’s readable, Snuff is also a sad book for me in many ways.

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Feet of Clay Review of the 4th book: After Vimes wins the fight, he arranges to meet with Jethro at Dead Man’s Copse on Hangman Hill at midnight, as Jethro has something to tell Vimes about the mistreatment of goblins. And Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is on holiday in the pleasant and innocent countrysid 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 corpse.

Dreamers come and go But the dream’s forever The rest of the discworld books after that are great reads. For other uses, see Snuff disambiguation. And Vimes is of course leading the discworrld for greater equality.

Snuff (Discworld, #39; City Watch #8) by Terry Pratchett

This book made me sad. 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 ending is too happy, wrapped up in a bow. If you haven’t visited any of Pratchett’s books, go and visit them now.

View all 11 comments. It’s the last thing that Vimes wants: Also in low ones. I hated everything about the goblins. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

And there are definitely parts of the book I enjoyed. The character holds a special place in my heart having seen him transform over the years from the opening pages of Guards! I found it hard not to read without thinking constantly about Pratchett’s illness and wonderi Okay it’s Pratchett, so the fact that it’s good is a given. In the early books, Captain Vimes was capable of easy “speciesism” at the expense of the dwarves and trolls, gargoyles and zombies who make up the Watch. Oct 24, Heidi Cullinan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Published Ddiscworld 13th by Doubleday UK first published Preceded in the series overall by Unseen Academicalsand in the Watch series by Thud!


Snuff by Terry Pratchett – review

To ask other readers questions about Snuffplease sign up. Join my 3-emails-a-year newsletter Prizes FreeContent. And I hope you get your wish to meet your end on your terms and not that discwlrld your disease. Vimes ventures further in the cave in search of the blacksmith, but he instead finds Miss Beedle, who spends her spare time here in the cave teaching goblin girls how to read and communicate with humans. There are over 40 books in the Discworld series, of which four are written for children.

Vimes and Upshot secretly board the boat just as a thunder storm arrives, making the discworle pitch-black and the river laden with debris and deadly.

We get all the womping discworls storytelling Pratchett is master of, in a whodunit with dastardly deeds, musical heroines, most of the Watch, a wild chase scene on a river aptly named Old Treachery and an intriguing new look at Willikins, Vimes’ gentleman’s gentleman.

He finds a crime trail, after a game of fisticuffs, and follows it up. Sam Discwolrd and his relationships with his family and the people of Ramkim were what made the story.

And his wife Sybil won’t stop till she changes the world for goblins, one “note” at a time. The character who does that in Snuff is Willikins, the Vimes’s butler, who when he first appeared was stiff and very formal, trying to shave Vimes, who forbade him.