This review is from: Snuff: (Discworld Novel 39) (Discworld series) (Kindle Edition)
The plot of this latest Pratchett is as complex and layered as ever, and as so often in the Discworld series manages to say a lot of perceptive things about human nature. Regarding characters, there's a welcome large role for the excellent Willikins. And it's a page-turner.
But for me, it's not vintage Pratchett. The style is more wordy, the dialogue heavy-handed at times. It reads in some odd way like an Alistair MacLean in places, prosaic and vaguely reminiscent of a police statement. It doesn't have the exuberant lightness of touch of the best Discworld stuff. And it's less funny too.
Nevertheless, even Terry Pratchett off top form is better than many. I downloaded and read it on holiday, where it did its job well. If I had bought the paperback, however, I suspect it wouldn't be put in the case to come home with.