The Truth

The Truth
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2008-10-09
  • ISBN : 9781407035246

The Truth Book Review:

'An unmitigated delight . . . very, very funny' The Times The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . 'A lie can run round the world before the truth has got its boots on' 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. William just wants to get at THE TRUTH. Unfortunately, everyone else wants to get at William. And it's only the third edition... __________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but The Truth is a standalone novel.

The Truth

The Truth
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Harper
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2000-11-07
  • ISBN : 0380978954

The Truth Book Review:

Terry Pratchett's acclaimed Discworld novels have been number one bestsellers in England for more than a decade. In fact, this prolific author sold more hardcover books in the United Kingdom during the 1900's than any other living novelist. Critically recognized as one of the most celebrated practitioners of satire and parody -- in the company of Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen -- Pratchett, with his unique brand of irreverent humor, is at last being embraced across America. In this, his twenty-fifth Discworld novel, Pratchett turns his pen on, well, the pen. Or, rather, the press, and its power to disseminate and create the truth. The lesser son of one of Ankh most privileged families, William de Worde a struggling scribe, hits on the brilliant idea of producing his upper-crust newsletter with a newfangled printing press. Truer to the family motto, Le Mot juste, than his disapproving father can ever realize, de Worde soon finds that his Ankh-Morpork Times is a success. So big, in fact, that certain nefarious factions would like nothing better than to put him out of business. They begin their own rival Ankh-Morpork Inquirer--full of salacious bits -- to do just that. Soon, though, de Worde has more than just the competition to fret over. Lord Vetinari, the Patrician of Ankh-Morpork, is accused of a serious crime in a seemingly airtight case. But William de Worde knows that facts aren't always the truth. Along with a much too prim and proper assistant, a roving photographer vampire with a nasty reaction to his flashgun, and a talking dog who holds the key to the mystery, William de Worde will stop at nothing to get the truth. And that's the truth. A dead-on look at the revered fifth estate, the nature of news, and bareknuckled political intrigue, The Truth shall make you free. From everything else you'd be doing instead of enjoying it, that is.

Thief Of Time

Thief Of Time
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 434
  • Relase : 2008-10-09
  • ISBN : 9781407035284

Thief Of Time Book Review:

'This is the best Pratchett I've read' Sunday Telegraph The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . Time is a resource. Everyone knows it has to be managed. You mess with it at your peril. You can let it move fast or slowly but what you mustn't do is allow it to stop. The Monks of History have the glamorous job of time management in the Discworld. They store it and pump it from the places where it's wasted (like the underwater - how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities, where there's never enough time. But with the construction of the world's first truly accurate clock starts a race against, well, time begins for History monk for Lu Tze and his suspiciously talented apprentice Lobsang Ludd. Because a truly accurate clock will stop time. And when time stands still, everything in human existence stops with it. Then, there really is no future. _________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Thief of Time is the fifth book in the Death series.

Truth

Truth
  • Author : Peter Temple
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2010-05-11
  • ISBN : 9780307358868

Truth Book Review:

From the author of the highly acclaimed and prize-winning The Broken Shore comes another extraordinary achievement. Truth is about a man, a family, a city. It is about violence, murder, love, corruption, honour, deceit — and truth. PETER TEMPLE moves into the territory of The Bonfire of the Vanities and J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace with a masterpiece of modern fiction. At the close of a long day, Inspector Stephen Villani stands in the bathroom of a luxury apartment high above the city. In the glass bath, a young woman lies dead, a panic button within reach. So begins Truth, the sequel to Peter Temple's bestselling masterpiece, The Broken Shore, winner of the Duncan Lawrie Dagger for Best Crime Novel. Villani's life is his work. It is his identity, his calling, his touchstone. But now, over a few sweltering summer days, as fires burn across the state and his superiors and colleagues scheme and jostle, he finds all the certainties of his life are crumbling.

Small Gods

Small Gods
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2008-12-26
  • ISBN : 9781407034843

Small Gods Book Review:

'You should do things because they're right. Not because gods say so. They might say something different another time.' Religion is a competitive business in the Discworld. Everyone has their own opinion and their own gods, of every shape and size - all fighting for faith, followers, and a place at the top. So when the great god Om accidentally manifests himself as a lowly tortoise, stripped of all divine power, it's clear he's become less important than he realised. In such instances, you need an acolyte, and fast. Enter Brutha, the Chosen One - or at least the only One available. He wants peace, justice and love - but that's hard to achieve in a world where religion means power, and corruption reigns supreme . . . 'An intriguing satire on institutionalized religion corrupted by power . . .' Independent 'Deftly weaves themes of forgiveness, belief and spiritual regeneration' The Times The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Small Gods is a standalone.

Equal Rites

Equal Rites
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2009-11-24
  • ISBN : 9781407034478

Equal Rites Book Review:

'They say that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.' Everybody knows there's no such thing as a female wizard. So when the wizard Drum Billet accidentally passes on his staff of power to an eighth daughter of an eighth son, a girl called Eskarina (Esk, for short), the misogynistic world of wizardry wants nothing to do with her. Thankfully Granny Weatherwax, the Discworld's most famous witch, has plenty of experience ignoring the status quo. With Granny's help, Esk sneaks her way into the magical Unseen University and befriends apprentice wizard Simon. But power is unpredictable, and these bright young students soon find themselves in a whole new dimension of trouble. Let the battle of the sexes begin . . . 'If you've never read a Discworld novel, what's the matter with you?' Guardian 'Pratchett uses his other world to hold up a distorting mirror to our own' The Times Equal Rites is the first book in the Witches series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

Dodger

Dodger
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2012-09-13
  • ISBN : 9781409024415

Dodger Book Review:

A brand new edition of a Terry Pratchett classic – set in Victorian London, and starring cunning but kind Dodger, as he sets off on a whirlwind adventure through the city streets THE SEWER IS DODGER’S WORLD . . . He hunts treasure there – coins and jewels lost in the dark and dirty drains. It’s a good life, if you don’t mind getting your hands (and arms and feet and face) dirty. But one night, Dodger helps a young woman flee two ruffians. Now, a street urchin dressed as a gentleman, he must discover the secret behind her escape. Along the way he’ll befriend Charles Dickens, outwit Sweeny Todd and reach the giddy heights of Victorian society. Dodger may be living in the gutter, but he’s heading for the stars . . .

Lords And Ladies

Lords And Ladies
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2008-12-16
  • ISBN : 9781407034874

Lords And Ladies Book Review:

'People didn't seem to be able to remember what it was like with the elves around. Life was certainly more interesting then, but usually because it was shorter. And it was more colourful, if you liked the colour of blood . . .' On Midsummer Night, dreams are especially powerful. So powerful, in fact, that they can cause the walls between realities to come crashing down. And some things you really don't want to break through. The witches Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick return home to discover that elves have invaded Lancre. And even in a world of wizards, trolls, dwarfs, Morris dancers - and the odd orangutan - they're spectacularly nasty creatures. The fairies are back - and this time they don't just want your teeth . . . 'His spectacular inventiveness makes the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction' Mail on Sunday 'Cracking dialogue, compelling illogic and unchained whimsy' The Sunday Times Lords and Ladies is the fourth book in the Witches series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

The Carpet People

The Carpet People
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2009-11-24
  • ISBN : 9781407042701

The Carpet People Book Review:

In the beginning, there was nothing but endless flatness. Then came the Carpet . . . That's the old story everyone knows and loves. But now the Carpet is home to many different tribes and peoples and there's a new story in the making. The story of Fray, sweeping a trail of destruction across the Carpet. The story of power-hungry mouls - and of two Munrung brothers, who set out on an amazing adventure. It's a story that will come to a terrible end - if someone doesn't do something about it. If everyone doesn't do something about it . . . Co-written by Terry Pratchett, aged seventeen, and master storyteller, Terry Pratchett, aged forty-three.

The Truth

The Truth
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 443
  • Relase : 2001
  • ISBN : 9780552147682

The Truth Book Review:

Fantasy-roman.

The Accidental Editor

The Accidental Editor
  • Author : Richard Harris
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 244
  • Relase : 2011-10
  • ISBN : 1456788175

The Accidental Editor Book Review:

A FEW OF THE MANY COMPLIMENTARY COMMENTS THE BOOK HAS RECEIVED 'I can't think of a single editor who has been as candid about their failings . . . Richard Harris, one-time editor of the News & Star in Carlisle has written a frank autobiography admitting that he wasn't up to the job of running a regional daily newspaper' - Roy Greenslade, media correspondent, The Guardian 'This is much more than a book about journalism. It's a great read and proof that, whether or not Richard Harris can edit, he can certainly write - Paul Linford, Editor, Hold The Front Page 'I had read the whole thing cover to cover within 24 hours and was so hooked I was even attempting to carry on reading while stationary at traffic lights' - Patrick Hill, Freelance journalist 'Bathos, pathos, such a lot of humour and not a little real emotional impact' - David Guide, retired journalist 'He says: "I never wanted to be a journalist but I've loved every minute of it." And I loved every page of his book,' - Anton Rippon, Sports Journalists Association

Reaper Man

Reaper Man
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 354
  • Relase : 2009-05-27
  • ISBN : 9781407034775

Reaper Man Book Review:

'One taste, and you'll scour bookstores for more' Daily Mail The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . 'Death has to happen. That’s what bein' alive is all about. You're alive, and then you're dead. It can't just stop happening.' But it can. And it has. Death is missing – presumed gone. Which leads to the kind of chaos you always get when an important public service is withdrawn. If Death doesn't come for you, then what are you supposed to do in the meantime? You can't have the undead wandering about like lost souls - there's no telling what might happen! Particularly when they discover that life really is only for the living . . . ___________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Reaper Man is the second book in the Death series.

Thud!

Thud!
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2009-12-01
  • ISBN : 9781407035437

Thud! Book Review:

Seventh book of the original and best CITY WATCH series, now reinterpreted in BBC's The Watch 'Imaginative, witty and consistent' SFX The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . 'Beating people up in little rooms . . . he knew where that led. And if you did it for a good reason, you'd do it for a bad one. You couldn't say 'we;re the good guys' and do bad-guy things.' Koom Valley, the ancient battle where the trolls ambushed the dwarfs, or the dwarfs ambushed the trolls, was a long time ago. But if he doesn't solve the murder of just one dwarf, Commander Sam Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch is going to see it fought again, right outside his office. With his beloved Watch crumbling around him and war-drums sounding, he must unravel every clue, outwit every assassin and brave any darkness to find the solution. And darkness is following him. Oh . . . and at six o'clock every day, without fail, with no excuses, he must go home to read 'Where's My Cow?', with all the right farmyard noises, to his little boy. There are some things you have to do.

Hogfather

Hogfather
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 88
  • Relase : 2021-04-22
  • ISBN : 9781350244719

Hogfather Book Review:

It's the night before Hogswatch. And it's too quiet. Superstition makes things work in the Discworld, and undermining it can have consequences. It's just not right to find Death creeping down chimneys and trying to say 'Ho Ho Ho...' It's the last night of the year, the time is turning, and if Susan, gothic governess and Death's granddaughter (sort of), doesn't sort everything out by morning, there won't be a morning. Ever again... Adapted by Terry Pratchett's long-time collaborator Stephen Briggs, this play text version of Pratchett's bestselling Discworld novel Hogfather wittily and faithfully reimagines the story for the stage.

Snuff

Snuff
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2011-10-11
  • ISBN : 9780062097866

Snuff Book Review:

“Pratchett . . . has a satirist's instinct for the absurd and a cartoonist's eye for the telling detail." —Daily Telegraph (London) “The purely funniest English writer since Wodehouse.” —Washington Post Book World Sam Vimes, watch commander of Ankh-Morpork, is at long last taking a much-needed (and well deserved) vacation. But, of course, this is Discworld®, where nothing goes as planned—and before Vimes can even change his cardboard-soled boots for vacationer’s slippers, the gruff watch commander soon finds himself enmeshed in a fresh fiasco fraught with magic, cunning, daring, and (for the reader more than for poor Vimes) endless hilarity. Did he really expect time off? As Vimes himself says in Feet of Clay, “there’s some magical creature called ‘overtime,’ only no one’s even seen its footprints.” Following the New York Times bestselling Unseen Academichals, Terry Pratchett delivers an enthralling new tale from a place of insuperable adventure: Discworld. Discworld® is a registered trademark.

Going Postal

Going Postal
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 496
  • Relase : 2008-10-09
  • ISBN : 9781407035406

Going Postal Book Review:

'One of the best expressions of his unstoppable flow of comic invention' The Times __________ The post was an old thing, of course, but it was so old that it had magically become new again. Moist von Lipwig is a con artist... ... and a fraud and a man faced with a life choice: be hanged, or put Ankh-Morpork's ailing postal service back on its feet. It’s a tough decision. The post is a creaking old institution, overshadowed by new technology. But there are people who still believe in it, and Moist must become one of them if he's going to see that the mail gets through, come rain, hail, sleet, dogs, the Post Office Workers Friendly and Benevolent Society, an evil chairman . . . and a midnight killer. Getting a date with Adora Bell Dearheart would be nice, too. So perhaps there is a shot at redemption in the mad world of the mail, waiting for a man who's prepared to push the envelope . . . ____________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Going Postal is the first book in the Moist von Lipwig series, which also includes Raising Steam and Making Money.

Interesting Times

Interesting Times
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 306
  • Relase : 2008-12-05
  • ISBN : 9781407034966

Interesting Times Book Review:

'There is a curse. They say: may you live in interesting times . . .' This is the worst thing you can wish on a citizen of Discworld. Especially for the magically challenged Rincewind, who has already had far too much excitement in his life. Unfortunately, the unlucky wizard always seems to end up in the middle of, well, absolutely everything. So when a request for a 'Great Wizzard' arrives from the faraway Counterweight Continent, it's obviously Rincewind who's sent. For one thing, he's the only one who spells wizard that way. Once again Rincewind is thrown headfirst into a dangerous adventure. For the oldest empire on the Disc is in turmoil and Chaos is building. And, for some reason, someone believes Rincewind will have a vital role in the coming war . . . 'Pratchett is a comic genius' Daily Express 'Funny, delightfully inventive, and refuses to lie down in its genre' Observer Interesting Times is the fifth book in the Wizards series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

Nation

Nation
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2008-09-11
  • ISBN : 9781407046143

Nation Book Review:

Widely thought of as the best book Terry Pratchett ever wrote, this is a story of a Nation, a story of a friendship, a story of growing up and the truths we must learn. It is epic in every sense . . . Prepare for the world to be turned upside down . . . For Mau, halfway between boy and man, it happens when a great wave destroys his entire village. For Daphne, it’s when the same wave crashes her ship into the island that was once Mau’s home. Everything they once had is now so far away, lost to distance and time. But when Daphne stops trying to shoot Mau (she did apologise for it), and instead uses a salvaged invitation card to invite him to tea, they discover a new home can be theirs. And then people start arriving on the island – some very good, some very bad. And it’s soon clear that Daphne and Mau must fight for their Nation. Then a discovery is made that will change the entire world forever . . .

The Science of Discworld IV

The Science of Discworld IV
  • Author : Ian Stewart,Jack Cohen,Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2013-04-11
  • ISBN : 9781448147052

The Science of Discworld IV Book Review:

The fourth book in the Science of Discworld series, and this time around dealing with THE REALLY BIG QUESTIONS, Terry Pratchett’s brilliant new Discworld story Judgement Day is annotated with very big footnotes (the interleaving chapters) by mathematician Ian Stewart and biologist Jack Cohen, to bring you a mind-mangling combination of fiction, cutting-edge science and philosophy. Marjorie Daw is a librarian, and takes her job – and indeed the truth of words – very seriously. She doesn’t know it, but her world and ours – Roundworld – is in big trouble. On Discworld, a colossal row is brewing... The Wizards of Unseen University feel responsible for Roundworld (as one would for a pet gerbil). After all, they brought it into existence by bungling an experiment in Quantum ThaumoDynamics. But legal action is being brought against them by Omnians, who say that the Wizards’ god-like actions make a mockery of their noble religion. As the finest legal brains in Discworld (a zombie and a priest) gird their loins to do battle – and when the Great Big Thing in the High Energy Magic Laboratory is switched on – Marjorie Daw finds herself thrown across the multiverse and right in the middle of the whole explosive affair. As God, the Universe and, frankly, Everything Else is investigated by the trio, you can expect world-bearing elephants, quantum gravity in the Escher-verse, evolutionary design, eternal inflation, dark matter, disbelief systems – and an in-depth study of how to invent a better mousetrap.

Thud!

Thud!
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2009-10-13
  • ISBN : 0061795550

Thud! Book Review:

Once, in a gods-forsaken hellhole called Koom Valley, trolls and dwarfs met in bloody combat. Centuries later, each species still views the other with simmering animosity. Lately, the influential dwarf, Grag Hamcrusher, has been fomenting unrest among Ankh-Morpork's more diminutive citizens—a volatile situation made far worse when the pint-size provocateur is discovered bashed to death . . . with a troll club lying conveniently nearby. Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch is aware of the importance of solving the Hamcrusher homicide without delay. (Vimes's second most-pressing responsibility, in fact, next to always being home at six p.m. sharp to read Where's My Cow? to Sam, Jr.) But more than one corpse is waiting for Vimes in the eerie, summoning darkness of a labyrinthine mine network being secretly excavated beneath Ankh-Morpork's streets. And the deadly puzzle is pulling him deep into the muck and mire of superstition, hatred, and fear—and perhaps all the way to Koom Valley itself.