Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Snuff (Discworld, #39)Snuff by Terry Pratchett

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Everyone knows that goblins are verminous creatures who smell terrible and hoard their own waste...but when a vacationing Commander Vimes discovers a murdered goblin girl he cannot ignore the call for justice.

Vimes is one of my favorite Discworld characters, but this isn't his best adventure. It's very straightforward and the bad guys feel invisible and ineffective against the crusading Duke. The action was difficult to follow at times. The plot lacked true suspense because Vimes wasn't confronted with an enemy who was his equal (especially after the way his adventures in Koom Valley changed him).

That said, the book is full of Pratchett's signature wit, and the last line of the book is priceless. (I could use a bit more of Lord Vetinari, but that's always the case!)

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