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Snuff: A Novel of Discworld by Terry Pratchett
Cover Artist: Paul  Kidby
Review by Paul Haggerty
Harper Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780062011848
Date: 11 October 2011 List Price $25.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK

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Despite being a disk (or disc if you're from Great Britain), sitting on the backs of four elephants, all riding on the back of a giant turtle, and swimming through the vastness of space; despite being a land filled with all forms of magic and fantastical creatures; despite all this, Terry Pratchett's Discworld is a place remarkably similar to our own. Both have average people trying to get by, politicians of questionable honesty, rich people who think they are above the law, and hardworking policemen, trying to keep the peace as best they can, even when the laws are sometimes silent on the issue.

From official release/information:

Product Description: "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 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.

(Source: Harper)

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