From the Back Cover:
Maurice, a streetwise tomcat, has the perfect money-making scam. Everyone knows the stories about rats and pipers, and Maurice has a stupid-looking kid with a pipe, and his very own plague of rats - strangely educated rats.
But in Bad Blintz, the little con suddenly goes down the drain. For someone there is playing a different tune and now the rats must learn a new word.
It's not a game any more. It's a rat-eat-rat world. And that might only be the start...
'One of Terry Pratchett's funniest creations.. It all adds up to a wonderful book - hilarious, brilliantly constructed and shot through with an edginess to balance the laughs' SFX Magazine
'Enticing and occasionally gory' Observer
'A laugh-a-minute' Times Educational Supplement
Utdrag ur boken:
A voice from out of the darkness said; Are there any wizards in there?
The occupants looked at one another in puzzlement.
No? said the kid, the kind of no that means: why are you asking?
How about any witches? said the voice.
No, no witches, said the kid.
Right. Are there any heavily-armed trolls employed by the mail-coach company in there?
I doubt it, said Maurice.
There was a moments pause, filled with the sound of the rain.
OK, how about werewolves? said the voice eventually.
What do they look like? asked the kid.
Ah, well, they look perfectly normal right up to the point where they grow all, like, hair and teeth and giant paws and leap through the window at you, said the voice. The speaker sounded as though he was working through a list.
We've all got hair and teeth, said the kid.
So you are werewolves, then?
Fine, fine. There was another pause filled with rain.
OK, vampires, said the voice. It's a wet night, you wouldn't want to be flying in weather like this. Any vampires in there?
No! said the kid. We're all perfectly harmless!
Oh boy, muttered Maurice, and crawled under the seat.