Snuff by Terry Pratchett.
HarperCollins Publishers: NY, 2011.
A Discworld novel

  • "Two weeks holiday with every meal overseen by his wife."

  • "Indeed, if a poor man will spend a year in prison for stealing out of hunger, how high would the gallows need to be to hang the rich man who breaks the law out of greed." Vetinari

  • Young Sam's natural philosophy studies

  • Goblins sold into slavery

  • Miss Beedle gives language lessons.

  • Tears of the Mushroom and the Poo Lady change societal thinking. Unbeknownst to them. They just needed the right instrument, i.e. the Vimes duo.

  • Bacon sandwich without avec

  • Unggue - the religious collection of bodily secretions

  • "He [Vimes] didn't wait for an answer but hurried off down the lane, clambered over a gate, caused a flock of sheep to explode in all directions, swore at a kissing gate, jumped over the ha-ha, completely ignored the he-he and totally avoided the ho-hum. He hurtled down the drive, scampered up the steps and, providentially, went through the front door at exactly the same time as a footman swung it open."

  • An attempt to arrest Commander Vimes

  • Shiny pottery in the goblin cave and tear wrenching harp music

  • Fred Colon possessed by a crying pot in a cigar

  • Wee Mad Arthur's intercontinental flight - craw step

  • The Summoning Dark as a guide and witness

  • "the jurisdiction of a good man extends to the end of the world." Sybil Vimes

  • Leaping from barge to barge as they buck and jack-knife

  • The oxboat pilot's family held hostage by crossbow

  • Commander Vimes surfs the damn slam of the river Old Treachery via the Wonderful Fanny.

  • Elephants on the beach

  • Stinky, the first goblin watchman and clacksman

  • The Vimes personal clacks machine

  • A night at the opera

  • A short but important visit by William de Worde

  • "He [Vimes] had to get back into the swing again, although, to tell the truth, it was a case of getting out of one swing and into another one, while they were both swinging."

  • Vetinari thwarted by the crossword lady

  • Willikins - butler, protector of the Vimes family, and upholder of justice in his own way

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