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Discworld - 39. SNUFF (Terry Pratchett / Discworld)

Kattints ide a nagyításért! Discworld - 39. SNUFF

Kategória: Terry Pratchett / Discworld

Ár: 3350 Ft

Szállítás: Raktárról

Termékszám: 18202

Terry Pratchett

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.


Funny, of course, but with plenty of hard edges; and, along with the excellent lessons in practical police work, genuine sympathy for the ordinary copper's lot... A treat no fan of Discworld - and there are boatloads of them - will want to miss.
~ Kirkus Reviews on SNUFF

In short, this is as busy and as daft as any other Discworld yarn, which means it is the quintessence of daft. Nobody writes fantasy funnier than Pratchett.
~ Booklist

Series followers will delight in this latest entry ... Pratchett's fun, irreverent-seeming story line masks a larger discussion of social inequalities and the courage it takes to stand up for the voiceless.
~ Library Journal

...[SNUFF is a] lively outing, complete with sly shout-outs to Jane Austen and gritty police procedurals.
~ Publishers Weekly starred review)

A triumphant effort.
~ The Independent on Sunday


About the Author:
Terry Pratchett created the Discworld series in 1983, when The Colour of Magic was published. I Shall Wear Midnight will be the 38th Discworld novel. His books have been translated into 37 languages and have sold over 65 million units worldwide. Terry Pratchett was knighted for services to literature in 2009. His tireless campaigns to raise awareness of Alzheimer's and assisted dying have further raised the public profile of this much-loved writer.

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