The Truth by Terry Pratchett
A Novel of Discworld

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The denizens of Ankh-Morpork fancy they've seen just about everything. But then comes the Ankh-Morpork Times, struggling scribe William de Worde's upper-crust, newsletter turned Discworld's first paper of record.

An ethical joulnalist, de Worde has a proclivity for investigating stories -- a nasty habit that soon creates powerful enemies eager to stop his presses. And what better way than to start the Inquirer, a titillating (well, what else would it be?) tabloid that conveniently interchanges what's real for what sells.

But de Worde's got an inside line on the hot story concerning Ankh-Morpork's leading patrician Lord Vetinari. The facts say Vetinari is guilty. But as William de Worde learns, facts don't always tell the whole story. There's that pesky little thing called the truth ...

 

About Terry Pratchett

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Terry Pratchett is one of the world's most popular authors. He is the winner of numerous literary prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, and he was awarded a knighthood in recognition of his services to literature. Pratchett lives in England.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 452 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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The Guardian

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The Truth Terry Pratchett 424pp, Doubleday £16.99 Buy it at BOL Terry Pratchett is famous for writing comic fantasy, but there is more to him than that - he has developed into a scathing political satirist.

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While the city's civil, religious and business leaders are up in arms over The Times, Lord Vetinari, the Patrician of Ankh-Morpork, encourages the advance--as long as it remains a ""simple entertainment that is not going to end up causing tentacled monsters and dread apparitions to talk the stree...

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Terry Pratchett lives in Somerset, England, where he spends all his time, and more, writing his rigorously naturalistic, curiously entertaining, shamelessly popular Discworld novels which have earned him extravagant acclaim and puzzled stares from millions of readers around the world.

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Grasping For The Wind

Pratchett relies instead on the inherent funniness of similar words or word sounds, creative description, and fast-pace wording to deliver the full punch of his jokes.

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And although it occasionally irks him that his correspondents seem to prefer he send them an account of the city's wildest rumours, National Enquirer-style, and not anything so pedestrian as the truth, he enjoys writing his little news letters, and enjoys even more his...

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LL Book Reviews

Picture, for a moment, Jonathan Payne, probably the last person in the world you would expect to be the lead character in anybody’s novel, a faded old bookseller nearing the end of a wasted life.

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