Review: Snuff

Snuff by Terry Pratchett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another Discworld title devoured in very short order. Why can’t I control myself when it comes to these books? You’d think I’d read them slowly, savouring every page, especially since I am always overshadowed by the dread that *this* will be the last one. But, no. I start reading, and I cannot stop until I get to the end. I guess it speaks to the author’s consummate skill. And my lack of willpower.
Snuff is another Discworld novel featuring Sam Vimes as its main character. As much as I pretty much love all the Discworld characters, Vimes is right up there near the top of the list. And while Vimes may try to take an (enforced) holiday, crime does not, as he soon finds out to his ever-so-carefully-concealed relief. As usual, there are layers and meanings to this story beyond the storyline itself, and Pratchett makes us think as well as enjoy a well-told tale.
At the end of this edition of the book are excerpts from two other books; Dodger, a (gasp) non-Discworld novel, and The Long Earth, a collaboration with Stephen Baxter, both of which are definitely going on my Christmas list this year.

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