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Snuff : [a novel of Discworld]

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.

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  • "Novela del Mundodisco"@es
  • "Zeměplocha"
  • "Snuff"
  • "Úžasná Zeměplocha"

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  • "FANTASY. This is the countryside, after all. Everyone sees where you go and you never know who is behind a hedge. And if you're very unlucky, the person behind the hedge could have very unfriendly intentions. It may look idyllic, but the countryside isn't all flowers and thatched cottages and bracing walks in your best tweed. Beneath the greenery lies a dark underbelly, and there's something about rambling country houses that attracts dastardly plots and grisly murder. A challenge for any detective, but especially for one bred in the city who doesn't understand the Way Things Are Done. In the countryside, people know their place, and everyone else's place too, especially if it's beneath their own. And they have some rather old fashioned ideas about people who are different from them."
  • "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."@en
  • "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday will barely have time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse. 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. Rather, 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, 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..."
  • "Lady Sybil, wife of Sam Vimes, convinces him to travel to the countryside for a vacation. Out of his element, Sam soon finds various crimes to investigate. But he is out of his element and must rely on his instincts to bring the culprits to justice."@en
  • "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, and occasionally snookered and out of his mind, but never out of guile."@en
  • ""The 39th installment in the New York Times bestselling "Discworld" canon from Terry Pratchett, "the purely funniest English writer since Wodehouse." (Washington Post Book World)"--"
  • ""The 39th installment in the New York Times bestselling "Discworld" canon from Terry Pratchett, "the purely funniest English writer since Wodehouse." (Washington Post Book World)"--"@en
  • "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 bodies and an ancient crime more terrible than murder. He is out of his jurisdiction, out of his depth, and occasionally snookered and out of his mind, but never out of guile."
  • "Die Welt ist eine Scheibe. Schneiden Sie sich eine neue davon ab. Das Leben ist grausam zu Samuel Mumm, Kommandeur der Stadtwache von Ankh-Morpork: Seine liebende Ehefrau Lady Sybil hat sich mit Lord Vetinari verbündet und Sam zu zwei Wochen Landurlaub auf dem hochherrschaftlichen Familiensitz verdonnert. Für den überzeugten Stadtbewohner, der zudem jede Form von Untätigkeit hasst, die Hölle auf Erden. Doch zum Glück bewahrheitet sich bald die Regel: wo ein Cop, da auch ein Verbrechen. Schnell steckt Samuel Mumm auf dem angeblich so idyllischen Lande bis zum Hals in der Aufklärung gleich mehrerer Missetaten von Drogenschmuggel bis Sklavenhandel. Wilde Fluss-Verfolgungsjagden inklusive ... Terry Pratchett, geboren 1948, fand im zarten Alter von 13 Jahren den ersten Käufer für eine seiner Geschichten. Heute zählt der kleine Mann mit dem grossen schwarzen Schlapphut zu den erfolgreichsten Autoren Grossbritanniens und ist einer der populärsten Fantasy-Autoren der Welt. Seit 1983 schreibt er Scheibenwelt-Romane. Inzwischen widmet er sich ganz seiner Schöpfung, und seine Gemeinde wird täglich grösser. Dabei ist er zweifellos der Autor mit dem skurrilsten ehemaligen Beruf: Er war jahrelang Pressesprecher für fünf Atomkraftwerke beim Central Electricity Generating Board. Nach eigener Auskunft hat er nur deshalb noch kein Buch darüber geschrieben, weil es ihm ja doch keiner glauben würde. Seinen Sinn für Realsatire hat der schrille Job jedenfalls geschärft. Von seinen Scheibenwelt-Romanen wurden weltweit rund 65 Millionen Exemplare verkauft, seine Werke sind in 37 Sprachen übersetzt. Für seine Verdienste um die englische Literatur wurde ihm sogar die Ritterwürde verliehen. Umgeben von den modernsten Computern (und so durch ein Stück Schnur mit dem Rest der Welt verbunden) lebt Terry Pratchett mit seiner Frau Lyn in der englischen Grafschaft Wiltshire."

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  • "Online-Publikation"
  • "Large type books"
  • "Large type books"@en
  • "Anglické romány"
  • "Fantasy"@en
  • "Fantasy fiction"
  • "Fantasy fiction"@en
  • "Erzählende Literatur: Gegenwartsliteratur ab 1945"
  • "Fantasy romány"
  • "English fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Humorous fiction"@en
  • "Humorous fiction"
  • "Fantasy novels"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Humorous stories"
  • "Humorous stories"@en
  • "Historical; paranormal"

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  • "Snuff a Discworld® novel"
  • "Snuff a novel of Discworld"
  • "Snuff : [a novel of Discworld]"@en
  • "Snuff : [a Discworld® novel]"
  • "Coup de tabac"
  • "Snuff : a novel of Discworld"@en
  • "Snuff : a novel of Discworld"
  • "Snuif"
  • "Steife Prise ein Scheibenwelt-Roman"
  • "Snuff : [a Discworld novel]"
  • "Snuff"
  • "Snuff"@es
  • "Snuff"@en
  • "Snuff : [a Discworld novel]"@en
  • "Steife Brise : ein Scheibenwelt-Roman"
  • "Steife Prise Ein Scheibenwelt-Roman"
  • "Snuff [a Discworld novel]"@en
  • "Snuff : [a Novel of Discworld]"
  • "Šňupec"
  • "Steife Prise : ein Scheibenwelt-Roman"

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