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Publisher Description

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.

Hailed as the “purely funniest English writer since Wodehouse” (Washington Post Book World), with a “satirist’s instinct for the absurd and a cartoonist’s eye for the telling detail” (Daily Telegraph, London), Terry Pratchett offers a novel of crime, class, prejudice, and punishment that shows this master at his dazzling best.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2011
October 11
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
480
Pages
PUBLISHER
Harper
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
2.2
MB

Customer Reviews

@jerwood ,

Great Book, Appalling Typos

I have only just started to read Snuff, but I can tell already that it's yet another strong Pratchett showing. What is NOT strong is the quality of this digital version. It seems that every other page has a pair of words without a space. The publisher, Apple, or whoever is responsible should be embarrassed. Mr. Pratchett's prose deserves better.

Amdyn ,

Bad formatting

I have only read the sample, but will not buy the ebook version. Whoever did the proof reading missed a number of words which join together. Just because it is an ebook does not mean I don't expect quality. None of Pratchett's paper books had this level of error in them.

The book itself seems good, which is what I have based my star review on.

UrsulaV ,

Dreadful formatting

It's Pratchett, so of course the quality of the writing goes without saying. I highly suggest buying the print version, though, or even seeing if the Kindle version is better formatted, because this is one of the most glaringly awful formatting jobs I've ever waded through, hands down. Typos every page, sometimes every paragraph. The makers of the e-version should be ashamed to do this to a good book.

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