October 28th, 2011
|09:58 pm - Hardcover books are not the most convenient things to fit in handbags|
So, yesterday my copy of Snuff by Terry Pratchett finally arrived. (The pay-off for the later arrival being that Book Depository had it for $10 cheaper than anywhere else).
I'm currently reading it - or, I should say, I'm currently re-reading it, since I rushed through the whole thing in one go yesterday, and now I'm settling down for a bit slower read as a tram/free-time novel.
Anyone on my flist read it, or in the process of reading? There's been something of a dearth of conversation about it in the usual places that I look, and I think I feel like some bookchat.
ETA: Spoilers in the comments.
Current Mood: thoughtful
Hence my second read through already.
I think it started off very slow, but once Vimes stumbled across the blood and found out about the murders it picked up the pace. And I agree that more should have been done with the city plot - I really enjoyed everything that happened in Ankh-Morpork, but I think it need a bit more oomph as a separate sub-plot.
The Gordon sisters were fun, yes. The jokes in the end with them were classic, really.
...I sort of want fic about them, now.
I had to change reading-gears a bit midway, as I avoided spoilers/reviews and from the set-up I thought it was going to be an Agatha Christie country house whodunnit. Then I briefly thought it was going to be Pride and Prejudice. (I'm glad we got the Gordon sisters back at the end, I was worried they'd been forgotten about - yes, fic about them would be great. I'd like to see their Ankh-Morpork hat shop adventures.)
I had heard enough spoilers to know the goblins were involved there somewhere - though the opening made that rather obvious - and sort of had the vibe that the whole thing was going to end up as one of those "one murder leads to the clever detective discovering a horrible old secret" thing.
I think the biggest surprise that was that the goblin slavery ended up being not just a dark secret, but ongoing.