Carpe Jugulum Book Summary and Study Guide

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Carpe Jugulum

A family of "modern" vampires try to take control of the small country of Lancre but their plans are foiled by Granny Weatherwax the witch, a bunch of alcholic scottish gnomes, and an Igor.
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The review of this Book prepared by Jacob Dart

Vampires try to take over the kingdom of Lancre on the flat
discworld, four witches and pictsies put a stop to the vampire plot.
The review of this Book prepared by Carol Pennel

Its a comical look at how 3 witches save the town from being controlled by Vampires.
The review of this Book prepared by Linzi

His Grace Captain Vimes has been given a diplomatic mission - go to the Uberwald, attend the investment of the dwarfish Low King, and open negoations for the Uberwald fat mines' production. Lucky he brought along Sybil, Cheery Littlebottom, and Detritus to help him negotiate the unfamiliar terrain. But what a pity he left Carrot in charge back home - when Angua gets a personal summons, Carrot leaves too, and the Watch goes to hell in a handbasket. Carpe Jugulum is a slight improvement over Pratchett's other recent output - worth reading.
The review of this Book prepared by Ivy

His latest in paperback involving the witches of Lancre. The vampires of Uberwald have "invaded" Lancre and they are indestructable and so...modern, to Igor's dismay.
Entertaining and light. Better than the last stories Mr. Prachett has put out in recent years.
The review of this Book prepared by Anne Smittle

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   humorous or laughable FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   vampires Parody    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   mage/magician Age:    -   long lived adults If magical mental powers:    -   can talk to animals    -   mind control


Terrain    -   Mountains A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex in book?    -   Yes How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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