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... show more
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.
Publish date: December 26th 2012
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
Series: Discworld (#39)
Just not feeling this one. Sybil's great but Sam is not my favorite character by a long shot, and it's just taking way too long for the actual story to begin. The sarcasm and irony is on overload too, but doesn't really have a point.
Snuff was the 8th and final novel in the Watch subseries of Discworld. Vimes reluctantly goes off on a “vacation” to the country with his family. His impressions of the country, having spent all his life in the city of Ankh-Morpork, are amusing, and naturally he manages to find a mystery to solve ...
Czy wyobrażacie sobie Sama Vimesa na wakacjach? Człowiek, który ma miasto we krwi i potrafi przez podeszwy w butach rozpoznać poszczególną dzielnicę Ankh-Morpork uznaje w ogóle pojęcie urlopu? Jest to pytanie, na które odpowiedzieć musicie sobie nie tylko wy, ale i on sam. I jest to dobry pomysł na ...
The sparks just didn't fly this time for several reasons: One is that I love the City Watch somewhat more than Vimes. Don't get me wrong: I adore Vimes but I love the cast of characters in them. All of them. So seeing most of them only for one or two scenes was disappointing. Then there's the simple...
Tolerancja dla... kupek Recenzja książki Niuch (Terry Pratchett) Ocena: 7/10 Odczucia: 6/10 Niuch to kolejna z książek ze Świata Dysku, w której występuje nieustraszony, prawy republikanin, Komendant Straży Miejskiej Ankh-Morpork tudzież diuk tegoż miasta Sam Vimes. Komendanta Vimesa znamy już z ksi...