Carpe Jugulum

Carpe Jugulum

A Novel of Discworld

Book - 2000 1998
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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

Publisher: New York : Harpertorch, 2000 c1998.
ISBN: 9780061020391
0061020397
Branch Call Number: SF Prat
Characteristics: 378 p. ; 17 cm.

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harley_175
Jan 14, 2018

Vampires from Uberwald try to take over Lancre but the witches aren’t having it. Their servant Igor is rebelling because the Family isn’t ‘tradithional’ like the old Master. Even the Wee Blue Men get in on the mayhem, helping the King find his courage.

joshcarr Oct 15, 2009

Witches defend the kingdom of Lancre from evil vampires.

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Jan 14, 2018

I like Terry Pratchett’s writing. His play on words and puns is hilarious.
“Let’s at least get down to Bad Ass”
‘Bad Ass’?
‘There was a donkey, and it stopped in the middle of the river, and it wouldn’t go backwards or forwards.’ ‘Yes I know that ‘Disobedient Donkey’ might have been more acceptable, but....’

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