Book beginnings on Friday – Snuff

Book Beginnings on Friday is a bookish meme sponsored by Katy at A Few More Pages.

Here’s what you do: share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading on your blog or in the comments section . Include the title and author so we know what you’re reading. Then, if you are so moved, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line, and if you liked or did not like that sentence. Link-up each week at Katy’s place.

Snuff by Terry PratchettA package arrived in the mail yesterday. It contained the latest novel by Terry Pratchett, Snuff.

The goblin experience of the world is the cult or perhaps religion of Unggue. In short, it is a remarkably complex resurrection-based religion founded on the sanctity of bodily secretions. Its central tenet runs as follows: everything that is expelled from a goblin’s body was clearly once part of them and should, therefore, be treated with reverence and stored properly so that it can be entombed with its owner in the fullness of time. In the meantime the material is stored in unggue pots, remarkable creations of which I shall speak later.

Trust Terry Pratchett to want to mess with your brain. I look forward to having my brain messed with, and so far this bok seems to be up to that challenge.


About mostraum

Librarian, reader, atheist, blogger, golfer, lesbian, geek.

Posted on October 21, 2011, in Literature/Books, Quotes and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Terry Pratchett – the man never disappoints.

  2. Hmmm, interesting. I’m not quite sure what to think about that beginning.

    Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

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