Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

An entry for the Waiting on Wednesday meme at Books in the City:

What I'm looking forward to this year: Terry Pratchett may not be everyone's cup of tea (or the stronger stuff favored by the Wee Free Men), but nowadays any new novel is something to celebrate. Promised for October 2011 is Snuff, which seems to be a follow-up to Thud featuring Pratchett's Discworld and everyone's favorite copper, Commander Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork Watch (and the duke of Ankh-Morpork). I especially enjoy the audiobooks read by Stephen Briggs, who does a great job acting out Vimes as well as his subordinates -- human, dwarf, troll, zombie, werewolf, vampire or Nobby. Here's a description from

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... --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

1 comment:

Booksnyc said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my WoW post! I am not actually the host - the meme is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine - she hosts it every Wednesday!