Carpe Jugulum

Carpe Jugulum : A Novel of Discworld

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It is rare and splendid event when an author is elevated from the underground into the international literary establishment. In the case of England's best-known and best-loved modern satirist, that event has been long overdue. Terry Pratchett's profoundly irreverent Discworld novels satirize and celebrate every aspect of life, modern and ancient, sacred and profane. Consistent number-one bestsellers in England, they have garnered him a secure position in the pantheon of humor along with Mark Twain, Douglas Adams, Matt Groening, and Jonathan Swift. Even so distinguished an author as A. S. Byatt has sung his praises, calling Pratchett's intricate and delightful fictional Discworld "more complicated and satisfying than Oz." His latest satiric triumph, Carpe Jugulum, involves an exclusive royal snafu that leads to comic mayhem. In a fit of enlightenment democracy and ebullient goodwill, King Verence invites Uberwald's undead, the Magpyrs, into Lancre to celebrate the birth of his daughter. But once ensconced within the castle, these wine-drinking, garlic-eating, sun-loving modern vampires have no intention of leaving. Ever. Only an uneasy alliance between a nervous young priest and the argumentative local witches can save the country from being taken over by people with a cultivated bloodlust and bad taste in silk waistcoats. For them, there's only one way to fight. Go for the throat, or as the vampyres themselves say...Carpe Jugulum
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Product details

  • Paperback | 378 pages
  • 104.14 x 170.18 x 27.94mm | 181.44g
  • New York, NY, Australia
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0061020397
  • 9780061020391
  • 111,573

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"Discworld is more complicated and satisfactory than Oz....Has the energy of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and the inventiveness of" Alice in Wonderland...."Truly original. Pratchett creates a brilliant excess of delectable detail!"-- A. S. Byatt"If I were making my list of Best Books of the Twentieth Century, Terry Pratchett's would be most of them."-- Elizabeth Peters"Consistently, inventively mad...wild and wonderful!"-- "Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine""A brilliant story-teller with a sense of humour... whose infectious fun completely engulfs you.... The Dickens of the twentieth century."-- "Mail on Sunday"(London)"The funniest parodist working in the field today, period."-- "New York Review of Science Fiction"
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