The World of Poo

The World of Poo

by Terry Pratchett

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From Snuff: 'Vimes' prompt arrival got a nod of approval from Sybil, who gingerly handed him a new book to read to Young Sam. Vimes looked at the cover. The title was The World of Poo. When his wife was out of eyeshot he carefully leafed through it. Well, okay, you had to accept that the world had moved on and these days fairy stories were probably not going to be about twinkly little things with wings. As he turned page after page, it dawned on him that whoever had written this book, they certainly knew what would make kids like Young Sam laugh until they were nearly sick. The bit about sailing down the river almost made him smile. But interspersed with the scatology was actually quite interesting stuff about septic tanks and dunnakin divers and gongfermors and how dog muck helped make the very best leather, and other things that you never thought you would need to know, but once heard somehow lodged in your mind.'

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385538251
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/13/2015
Series: Discworld Series
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 46 MB
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About the Author

Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.


Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

Date of Birth:

April 28, 1948

Place of Birth:

Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England


Four honorary degrees in literature from the universities of Portsmouth, Bristol, Bath and Warwick

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The World of Poo 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Angie_Lisle More than 1 year ago
The World of Poo was first mentioned (fictitiously) in Snuff (Discworld #39) -it's Commander Sam Vimes' son's favorite book- and now it has been turned into a reality. I enjoyed the illustrations (kudos Peter Dennis) and I love the real facts about poo that are worked into the story and footnotes. I think those facts made me laugh more than the bathroom humor (I'm also very glad that I'm not Pratchett's research assistant)!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, as always, great spiritual beauty under hilarious plot, with the great character Vimes. Each book develops the protagonists' characters more deeply, and the gloriously beautiful and simple prose bring love and philosophy to vibrant life. Pratchett is a truly great writer, easy to overlook because he's a laugh-out-loud fantasy author. Vimes, the Patrician, and Death (the character) are magnificent people, worth following from book to book, great artistic achievements.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Does not read like Pratchett
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Weird. This chocolate doesnt taste so good. I think im gonna be sick.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stupid amigo. Somebody flush this down the toilet please