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October 28th, 2011

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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.
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Date:October 28th, 2011 09:52 pm (UTC)
I managed to accidentally and unknowingly buy the ebook early -- I saw it one day, bought it, went back the next to see how much I spent on it and saw it was now "released [date]!"

I liked it, but didn't love it. The lack of Death was very strange, and I found the whole set-up of goblins as metaphor for African slaves very awkward, given the way the narrative dwells on their horrible physical aspects and apparent inability to save themselves.
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Date:October 28th, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC)
I hadn't even realized that - Sam has a near-Death experience and no Death? Wouldn't this make it the first Discworld book without him?
Date:October 28th, 2011 11:53 pm (UTC)
I think it must be!

I mean, maybe I just missed it? The one downside of ebooks is that they're not skim-friendly. But there was a hell of a lot of death in this one, and no TINY ALLCAPS.
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Date:October 29th, 2011 12:35 pm (UTC)
I don't think both of us would miss it, esp. As I half listened to it and Briggs does a distinctive voice for Death. Wow. I'm quite sad over the nocaps. Death is one of my favorite characters.
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Date:October 29th, 2011 02:16 am (UTC)
I noticed that Death didn't seem to make an appearance. Mistake or statement, do you think?
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Date:October 29th, 2011 12:36 pm (UTC)
Death's been in every book. Mistake?

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