The Truth (Discworld Series #25)

The Truth (Discworld Series #25)

by Terry Pratchett
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The Truth (Discworld Series #25) by Terry Pratchett

William just wants to get at the truth. Unfortunately, everyone else wants to get at William. And it’s only the third edition. William de Worde is the accidental editor of the Discworld’s first newspaper. Now he must cope with the traditional perils of a journalist’s life – people who want him dead, a recovering vampire with a suicidal fascination for flash photography, some more people who want him dead in a different way and, worst of all, the man who keeps begging him to publish pictures of his humorously shaped potatoes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780552147682
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Limited
Publication date: 11/07/2001
Series: Discworld Series
Edition description: New
Pages: 443
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Terry Pratchett is Britain’s bestselling living novelist. He lives behind a keyboard in Wiltshire and says he "doesn't want to get a life, because it feels as though he's trying to lead three already". He was appointed OBE in 1998. He is the author of the phenomenally successful Discworld series.

Hometown:

Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

Date of Birth:

April 28, 1948

Place of Birth:

Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England

Education:

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

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The Truth (Discworld Series) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a masterpiece that is easily overlooked in the mass of sci-fi/fantasy parodies out there. The characters are all perfectly laid out, and even if you have never read a Discworld book before, you will have little-to-no problem at all catching up with the setting. Comedy here ranges from slapstick and wordplay to intelligent in-jokes and lampoons. Everywhere you look there is something to laugh at. This is a must read for any comedy or fantasy fan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
...and maybe think a bit. Or maybe not. But the 25th Discworld book is surprisingly fresh and funnier than most of its predecessors (not an easy task!). The adventures (and misadventures) of the Disc's first investigative journalist, as he battles to save his newspaper from ruin and Ankh-Morpork's Patrician from a dastardly plot, are at once a fine film noir newspaper story, a fairly average thriller, and the setting for a comic masterpiece. Although featuring many characters from earlier books set in Ankh-Morpork, this novel can be read as a stand-alone by those new to the series. Hopefully, the as-usual awful cover won't put too many people off (I haven't seen what the artwork on the UK edition is like - almost certainly good, like all the others Josh Kirby has done - but even a plain brown wrapper would be better than this). In short: Buy it, re-cover it, and read it.
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Wapls More than 1 year ago
No time spent here is wasted. Also go to L-space for more depth.
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Uncle_Doc More than 1 year ago
Another terrific entry in the Discworld saga. Not as much Sam Vimes in this one, which is fine, since you get a look at Vimes from an outsider's viewpoint. Brilliantly written, which is the hallmark of Pratchett's stuff.