[ Advance Review ] Snuff by Terry Pratchett

Snuff by Terry Pratchett

Release date: October 11, 2011

Snuff is Terry Pratchett’s 39th Discworld novel. In it, we go back to one of my favorite characters. After decades of loyal service, Watch Commander Samuel Vimes is putting down his badge and riding out of the great and dingy city of Ankh-Morpork. His wife, Sybil, has put her foot down. The time had come…for Vimes to take a vacation.

“There was no point in arguing with Sybil, because even if you thought that you’d won, it would turn out, by some magic unavailable to husbands, that you had, in fact, been totally misinformed.”

But on his country estate, Vimes finds a field soaked in blood, loses a blacksmith, and encounters a storyteller with a secret past. Now he must face creeping goblins, dark conspiracies, and sunny weather.

Before I go on, I’m going to call a time out. If you haven’t read the Discworld books, stop right there, grab a pen, and write this down:

“Reminder to self: read The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett (Discworld #1) or Guards! Guards! (first Watch book) as soon as humanly possible.”

Time in. Continue reading

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This Week’s Mine Shaft–Upcoming Reviews

Coming this week…

Advance Review of Snuff by Terry Pratchett (Street Date Oct 11, 2011). I’ve been sitting on this book for over a month, and it’s almost time to let this advance review fly. Fly review, fly!

H.E. Ellis, author of The Gods of Asphalt, will be talking about her all-time favorite read–and that one book that deserves to be taken out back and beaten up–in our guest series, Best and Worst.

JediCanary will be taking us on a tour of the 20th Anniversary Edition of Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn and all the reasons it’s a must have.

Robin has told you all about it, but now, we’ll be giving you our side of the story. This Friday’s Pitch Slapped article will be a peek behind the scenes at our revision process.

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JediCanary: The Hunger Games Trilogy (YA, Dystopia)

CanaryTheFirst:  Beka Cooper: Terrier by Tamora Pierce (YA, Fantasy) and Infidel by Kameron Hurley (Fantasy)

TheOtherCanary:  Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan (Lit Fic)

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