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Published Oct. 25, 2012 by L'Atalante Editions.

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Snuff is the 39th novel in the Discworld series, written by Terry Pratchett. It was published on 11 October 2011 in the United States, and 13 October 2011 in the United Kingdom. The book is the third-fastest-selling novel in the United Kingdom since records began, having sold over 55,000 copies in the first three days.The book is the eighth City Watch story and is based largely around Commander Sir Sam Vimes. Pratchett emphasised that the word 'snuff' has "at least two meanings".

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Review of 'Snuff' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

If anything I enjoyed it more this time round, although as in many of Terry's works there are bits that seem rushed and give me the feeling he had more to say but maybe was worried that it would make the book too long.

Anyway, it was chilling to read the racism in the light of what is going on today in Britain with Brexit and in the US with Trump. The same phrases, the same casual attitude to a 'lesser' race that the majority just don't understand.

In a way having the goblins have such amazing talents (the idea of the noble savage?) didn't really add to the story as it made you feel that we should like them not because they were thinking beings but because they were talented artists...

The book does feel disjointed at times but it still manages to make you laugh and cry on …

Review of 'Snuff' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Un poco triste, a ratos bastante serio y a ratos de reírme a carcajadas.

Para comprenderlo mejor, necesita haber leído antes Guards, Guards!, The Fifth Elephant, y Thud!. Y saber qué son los "clacks", explicados con detalle en "Going Postal".