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Snuff by Terry Pratchett
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Jun 18, 12

bookshelves: fantasy, humor, sci-fi
Read in June, 2012

I love to listen to these books on CD. I wish the whole set was available at my library! Sam Vimes is at it again, enforcing the law and taking names. I haven't listened to any of these books in order but I find the ones where the focus is on Sam or the police force to be the most entertaining. Well, not necessarily, I guess. I also liked the bank one and the post office one. :)

Book Description
Publication Date: October 11, 2011 | Series: Discworld Novels (Book 39)

For nearly three decades, Terry Pratchett has enthralled millions of fans worldwide with his irreverent, wonderfully funny satires set in the fabulously imaginative Discworld, a universe remarkably similar to our own. From sports to religion, politics to education, science to capitalism, and everything in between, Pratchett has skewered sacred cows with both laughter and wisdom, and exposed our warts, foibles, and eccentricities in a unique, entertaining, and ultimately serious way.

At long last, Lady Sybil has lured her husband, Sam Vimes, on a well-deserved holiday away from the crime and grime of Ankh-Morpork. But for the commander of the City Watch, a vacation in the country is anything but relaxing. The balls, the teas, the muck—not to mention all that fresh air and birdsong—are more than a bit taxing on a cynical city-born and -bred copper.

Yet a policeman will find a crime anywhere if he decides to look hard enough, and it’s not long before a body is discovered, and Sam—out of his jurisdiction, out of his element, and out of bacon sandwiches (thanks to his well-meaning wife)—must rely on his instincts, guile, and street smarts to see justice done. As he sets off on the chase, though, he must remember to watch where he steps. . . . This is the countryside, after all, and the streets most definitely are not paved with gold.

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