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By Terry Pratchett

"Maurice and the rats have teamed up with a tender lad named Keith to enforce a smart beneficial scheme. Upon getting into a city, the rats make a basic nuisance of themselves -- stealing meals and widdling on issues -- till the townsfolk develop into desirous to dispose of them. Then Maurice and Keith look at the scene and provide to avoid wasting the day through ridding the city of its infestation for a small expense. it sort of feels like a surefire plan till the crowd arrives within the city of undesirable Blintz and will get connected with Malicia, a tender woman with a bright mind's eye and a knack for locating difficulty. while it's chanced on that undesirable Blintz already has a rat challenge -- person who a number of shifty-eyed rat catchers declare to have below keep an eye on -- issues flip lethal. For lurking underneath the town's streets is a drawback process mangling rattraps and noxious poisons. And past that could be a monster so strong and unpleasant, even Malicia couldn't think it.

As Maurice and the rats conflict for his or her very survival, a couple of provocative topics floor: lifestyles after demise, stable as opposed to evil, and the sacrifice of the few for the numerous. yet be forewarned -- these looking for lighter fare in those stricken instances would possibly not locate what they're searching for in Pratchett's imaginative and prescient regardless of lots of razor-sharp wit and lighthearted moments, this story has an underbelly as darkish because the tunnels underneath undesirable Blintz. even though *The impressive Maurice and His knowledgeable Rodents* is deeply witty and interesting, a few readers might locate components of the tale -- descriptions of ways the various rats die and the way others consume their useless -- quite severe. *(Beth Amos)*

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It was the size of a walnut and it was wrapped in thin golden foil. I peeled off the foil. It was a piece of chocolate-covered candy. I broke it open. It was a cherry. Red juice spilled onto the ground. I ate it. I licked my fingers. It was no hazelnut buttercream, but it was close. When I looked up, the little girl was on the step. ” she said. “Yes,” I said. “But my favorites are buttercreams. ” “I planted it in the spring,” she said. “I planted a potato seed. It was supposed to be a potato. But nobody picked it when it was time to dig potatoes.

Uri felt around, found a place. ” I slept. I dreamed I was standing underwater. A waterfall maybe, or a faucet, splashing in my face, my eyes. I struggled to breathe. I woke up. Above me, at the edge of the rubble, stood a boy with schoolbooks strapped over his shoulder, blue sky above him, a boy laughing, urinating in my face. ” Uri shouted, and threw a brick. The boy vanished. 39 We went from that place to another, and another. We slept in many places. All were cold. Sometimes I awoke with snow in my ear.

My eyes popped open, though in the blackness there was nothing to see. ” I blurted. Uri snorted. ” 24 7 Those were the good times. Our icebox, our cellar shelves, were full of food. We ate peaches in brandy and peanut butter and caviar sandwiches. We ate apples and lemon Danish and cheese puffs and hickory-smoked trout. We ate candy all day long. My favorite was buttercream with a hazelnut inside. There was usually only one to a candy box and often not even that, and I was not good at telling them on sight.

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