Snuff – New Terry Pratchett novel

Snuff by Terry Pratchett

Being a big fan of Terry Pratchett I would like to get his latest novel, which is   entitled “Snuff” . It is his 39th novel and is being released on 13th October in Hardback & Kindle Editions. I think Pratchett’s use of language in his novel’s is hilarious and very clever. I also think the Illustrations by Paul Kidby are wonderful. I have read many of his novels over the years and have found them all to be really entertaining and very funny.

It starts when Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh Morpork City Watch, goes on a two week holiday  with his wife Sybil, to their huge stately home, “Crundells” out in the Discworld countryside.

However what begins as a restful break soon turns into a murder/ mystery when he starts finding many, many dead bodies and an ancient crime more terrible than murder. It’s not long before Vimes finds himself out of his depth, out of his jurisdiction and more importantly, out of bacon sandwiches.

In addition to  Commander Sam Vimes and his wife Sybil, The novel also features the usual array of colourful Discworld characters like Lord Vetinari, Drumknott, Sergeant Cheery Littlebottom and Captain Carrot Ironfoundersson (presumably the rest of the Ankh Morpork City Watch will also appear briefly in the novel at some point too).

 

Making Money by Terry Pratchett

Another Terry Pratchett novel I would like to read again is Making Money, which features Con-Man turned Postman Moist Von Lipwig who is chosen by The Patrician of Ankh Morpork, Lord Vetinari to improve the Monetary system which is in dire straits, and he decides that because of his skills as a conman Moist, who is now head of the increasingly successful Post Office, is the right man for the job.

The novel also features the usual mix of wierd and wonderful Discworld characters, such as his chain-smoking girlriend Adore Belle Dearheart, his oh-so-serious bank Manager Mr Bent, and the Lavish family, particularly Cosmo Lavish and his rather large sister Pucci (of whom Pratchett says in a great line, “she had no idea how to handle people and she tried to make self-esteem do the work of self-respect, but the girl could flounce better than a fat turkey on a trampoline” 😀

Terry Pratchett Novels I Have Read

  • The Colour of Magic
  • Interesting Times
  • HogFather
  • The Truth
  • Monsterous Regiment
  • Night Watch
  • Going Postal
  • Making Money
  • Thud!
  • Wintersmith
  • Unseen Academicals
  • I Shall Wear Midnight

Paul Simon

Musician Paul Simon was born on oCTOBER 13TH 1941, and cELEBRATES his 70TH Birthday today, so to mark the occasion here are a few songs of the album Graceland.

Having heard a few tracks from the album Graceland, I was reminded what a brilliant album it was, I did have it on vinyl years ago, but I have long since got rid of my record player, so I decided to get the album on a more modern format, and I am glad I did, It sounds amazing through good headphones. Here is the full track listing for the album.

  • “The Boy in the Bubble” 
  • “Graceland” 
  • “I Know What I Know” 
  • “Gumboots” 
  • “Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes” 
  • “You Can Call Me Al” 
  • “Under African Skies” 
  • “Homeless” 
  • “Crazy Love, Vol. II” 
  • “That Was Your Mother” 
  • “All Around the World or the Myth of Fingerprints”

Of course Graceland isn’t the only great album that Paul Simon has done , his latest one “So beautiful or So What” is really awesome too, here is the track listing for that

  • Getting ready for Christmas Day
  • The Afterlife
  • Dazzling Blue
  • Rewrite
  • Love and Hard Times
  • Love is Eternal, Saccred Light
  • Amulet
  • Questions for the Angels
  • Love and Blessings
  • So Beautiful or So what