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    DescriptionMightily Oats has not picked a good time to be priest. He thought he'd come to Lancre for a simple ceremony. Now he's caught up in a war between vampires and witches. There's Young Agnes, who is really in two minds about everything - Magrat, who is trying to combine witchcraft and nappies, Nanny Ogg...and Granny Weatherwax, who is big trouble. And the vampires are intelligent. They've got style and fancy waistcoats. They're out of the casket and want a bite of the future. Mightily Oats knows he has a prayer, but he wishes he had an axe. "Carpe Jugulum" is Terry Pratchett's twenty-third "Discworld" novel - but the first to star vampires.


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    Title
    Carpe Jugulum
    Subtitle
    (Discworld Novel 23)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Terry Pratchett
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 106 mm
    Height: 174 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780552146159
    ISBN 10: 0552146153
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FAN
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 823.914
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FM, FL
    Libri: ENGM1045
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    Libri: ENGL3050
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009020
    Thema V1.0: FL, FM
    Publisher
    Transworld Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Corgi Books
    Publication date
    01 December 1999
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Terry Pratchett is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. Raising Steam is his fortieth Discworld novel. His books have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. After falling out with his keyboard he now talks to his computer. Occasionally, these days, it answers back. www.terrypratchett.co.uk @terryandrob
    Review quote
    "'He will remain an enduring, endearing presence in comic literature'" -- Elizabeth Young Guardian "'Both his inventiveness and his moral shrewdness seem inexhaustible'" -- A. S. Byatt Daily Express
    Review text
    Another sidesplitting Discworld adventure (Interesting Times, 1997, etc.) from the undisputed emperor of philosophical slapstick. Carpe Jugulum appeared last year in England, where Pratchett outsells entire genres all by himself, and of course it was another runaway bestseller. Nevertheless, such is the nature of the business, the publishers were unable to rush a copy to Kirkus in time for a full and early review. Known affectionately in the UK as "the Australian one," this outing features a battle between Discworld's witches - old favorites Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg, etc. - and the Magpyrs, or vampires ("why are vampires always so stupid? As if wearing evening dress all day wasn't an undead giveaway . . . ") incautiously invited to dinner by the kindhearted King of Lancre. Quite how Australia, Death's dog, tiny blue pixie invaders, a fat witch with (literally) a thin witch insider her trying to get out, and a buzzard that thinks it's a chicken, all figure in the proceedings, readers are cordially invited to discover for themselves. Pratchett knows what makes people tick and how to make them laugh. And how. (Kirkus Reviews)