Snuff for 12 yr old?

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Snuff for 12 yr old?

Postby chrissyj » Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:09 pm

Would Snuff be suitable as a gift for a 12 year old boy??? :?
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Re: Snuff for 12 yr old?

Postby Jason » Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:41 pm

Welcome to the site.

Snuff deals with some adult themes such as murder and decapitation so it depends on the maturity of the 12 year old. It also features a lot of pooh jokes so that might appeal.
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Re: Snuff for 12 yr old?

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:56 pm

Welcome from me too. I think I would have loved to read it when I was 12. But it's going to depend very much on the child. :)
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Re: Snuff for 12 yr old?

Postby raptornx01 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:12 am

Yeah, it depends on the kid. I was 13 when I read jurassic park and Crichton's other works at the time. which included ones like Disclosure, Congo, Andromeda strain and sphere. If you think he can handle it, by all means. most kids usually can i think.
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Re: Snuff for 12 yr old?

Postby swreader » Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:25 pm

Another consideration would be whether or not the 12 year old has read other Pratchett. If so, then definitely yes. But I would hesitate to give it to a 12 year old who hadn't read Pratchett because so much in the book depends on knowledge of the previous Vimes books.

If this is a first taste of Pratchett, I would recommend Nation which I think a 12 year old would find fascinating.
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Re: Snuff for 12 yr old?

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:28 pm

Indeed - if the child hasn't read any Discworld and wants to get into it, Guards! Guards! might be a better starting point. :)
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Re: Snuff for 12 yr old?

Postby chrissyj » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:33 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! What helpfull insight you have offered :D
I might just start on the other books suggested as he hasn't read any Pratchett yet...
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Re: Snuff for 12 yr old?

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:41 pm

A Merry Christmas to you too! :D

As stated - Guards! Guards! is the first of the City Watch sub series, where as Snuff is the latest in the series. Guards! Guards! is a good introduction as it features a naive country boy just arriving in the big city to start a job in the city watch (think police force), so you get to see how thinks work through his eyes. It also has dragons in it. ;)
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Re: Snuff for 12 yr old?

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:48 pm

I think Eric would be a good starting point for a 12 year old.
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Re: Snuff for 12 yr old?

Postby connorwpowell » Sat May 11, 2013 12:09 pm

Jason wrote:Welcome to the site.

Snuff deals with some adult themes such as murder and decapitation so it depends on the maturity of the 12 year old. It also features a lot of pooh jokes so that might appeal.

I have to agree. A big NO for me.
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Re: Snuff for 12 yr old?

Postby Loopyc » Sat May 11, 2013 12:28 pm

Harry potter is meant for kids and they can be quite dark - at least all discworld books are humorous and the bad guys come off worse :dance:
'I shall wear midnight' had lots of nasty bits and is for young readers but thinking about it the goblin killing in Snuff maybe a bit much for a new TP reader - as others have said depends on the 12 year old :)
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Re: Snuff for 12 yr old?

Postby Tonyblack » Sat May 11, 2013 12:43 pm

The "His Dark Materials" books by Philip Pullman were written for children and are very dark indeed. It really does depend on the child.
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Re: Snuff for 12 yr old?

Postby =Tamar » Sat May 11, 2013 7:34 pm

Tonyblack wrote:The "His Dark Materials" books by Philip Pullman were written for children and are very dark indeed. It really does depend on the child.
I would not recommend Philip Pullman's books for anyone, children or adult, unless you really enjoy depressing books in which people try their best and fail. I read at least six of them and they were all that way.
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Re: Snuff for 12 yr old?

Postby Tonyblack » Sat May 11, 2013 7:36 pm

:lol: I loved them.
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Re: Snuff for 12 yr old?

Postby Loopyc » Sun May 12, 2013 8:08 am

Me too :D I found the edge chronicles far creepier , added advantage of reading to children at bed time - you get to discover books you might not think of reading :D
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