It's sad to see that the Disc (that's quite what's called a Crapsack World) is ready to aknowledge goblins' rights while our own still struggle to aknowledge different people's.
This book is a wonderful way to show the danger of discrimination and how easy becomes to consider people like objects and accept to be more and more cruel, and why we should just not pretend not to see it.
It also speaks about law and the necessity of something above people that considers everyone equal to avoid such things to happen, and why it's important that no man should ever consider himself above it, no matter what, because if you do it once, than you do it once again and before you know it you start consider yourself not just above the law, but above everyone else.
A pure-Vimes Discworld book, so you know what to expect: a good mistery touch, loads of punchlines and some violence in the name of justice. I'm very fond of the Watch series (all five stars books down there), but without the usual cast (most of them look like plain guest star this time) I've found Snuff a bit under par....Continua
Uhm. I liked the idea, but the execution was less than perfect. All the new characters remained... new, and in the end I didn't really care for anyone.
One more amazing novel by Terry Pratchett. This one is focussed on Commander Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch who is, to his horror, forced to take a holiday. Besides the entertaining story, a pretty loose mystery, there are the usual hundreds of literary and pop culture references and a very, very good message against racism. Funny and deep....Continua