Lady Sybil and the Patrician have conspired against Sam Vimes, against his wishes Sam is forced to take a vacation to Lady Sybil’s country estate but wherever Sam Vimes goes crime is sure to be discovered. Snuff by Terry Pratchett continues the adventures of Commander Sam Vimes of the Ahnk-Morpork Night Watch. Sam Vimes initially thinks that crime doesn’t happen in the country or, if it does, no one is around to see it committed but as he struggles to adjust to the role of wealthy landowner he realizes that not everything is as it appears and someone is always watching.
I should preface this review with the fact that I am a huge Terry Pratchett fan. My husband has banned me from reading his books in bed because I giggle so much it shakes the bed. As a reviewer I am always excited to get advanced copies of books, I have to admit it is one of the perks of being a reviewer, that being said, when I received my copy of Snuff there was school girl squeeling, victory dancing and bragging to anyone who would listen that I had a copy in my greedy little hands.
Okay, now on to the real review. Snuff is the eighth book the Nightwatch line and the 39th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. When a writer is as prolific as Terry Pratchett I always have the fear that the next book to come out will not hold up to the previous titles. There have been Discworld books I have not finished because I lost interest but the Nightwatch series has always brought me hours of entertainment. I flew through Snuff, Sam Vimes so outside of his element that the quiet of the country keeps him awake was entertaining and so outside of his element that the ground feels wrong because Sam Vimes knows where he is in the city by the feel of the street through his boots. The characters are witty, relate able and flawed. Pratchett’s ability to make me laugh while at the same time making me reevaluate my own actions and attitudes on things. I highly recommend Snuff!
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Author: Terry Pratchett
Format: Hardbound, eBook
Page Nos.: 416
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: October 11, 2011
Available for purchase: Amazon
**I received a copy of this book from NetGalley but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.