Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Snuff by Terry Pratchett

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Snuff by Terry Pratchett

From Amazon UK:

According to the writer of the best-selling crime novel ever to have been published in the city of Ankh-Morpork, it is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse.


And Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is on holiday in the pleasant and innocent countryside, but not for him a mere body in the wardrobe. There are many, many bodies and an ancient crime more terrible than murder.


He is out of his jurisdiction, out of his depth, out of bacon sandwiches, and occasionally snookered and out of his mind, but never out of guile. Where there is a crime there must be a finding, there must be a chase and there must be a punishment.


They say that in the end all sins are forgiven.

But not quite all…





Why I can't wait to read it:

I find Terry Pratchett's more recent work a bit hit or miss generally but there's no doubt that the Watch books are still my favourites of his. Vimes is a fantastic character and this sounds like a brilliant idea for a novel.

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