Everybody wants more time, which is why on Discworld only the experts can manage it -- the venerable Monks of History who store it and pump it from where it's wasted, like underwater (how much time does a codfish really need?), to places like cities, where busy denizens lament, "Oh where does the time go?"
While everyone always talks about slowing down, one young horologist is about to do the unthinkable. He's going to stop. Well, stop time that is, by building the world's first truly accurate clock. Which means esteemed History Monk Lu-Tze and his apprentice Lobsang Ludd have to put on some speed to stop the timepiece before it starts. For if the Perfect Clock starts ticking, Time -- as we know it -- will end. And then the trouble will really begin...
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Thief of Time proves, as do so many of Pratchett's novels, that he is writing because there are topics he wishes to address in his books, not merely to continue a highly successful franchise.Read Full Review of Thief of Time
He is simply a great writer and would be so whatever he choose to write. The book is full of philosophical tidbits that practically blow your mind.Read Full Review of Thief of Time
Pratchett’s humor is in typical form – a chortle, guffaw or snort on practically every page; some light philosophy.Read Full Review of Thief of Time
Pratchett can always be relied upon for a well-plotted romp and a good few laughs along the way.Read Full Review of Thief of Time
One could draw the conclusion from reading this book that Mr. Pratchett is a closet and unwilling chocaholic. One could also draw the conclusion that he is a most gifted writer.Read Full Review of Thief of Time
Dynamic characters and a story which only Terry Pratchet can keep on course promises to be a memorable addition to the Discworld series.Read Full Review of Thief of Time
Thief of Time is hard to put down. It combines humor at every turn with danger, adventure, romance and death by chocolate!Read Full Review of Thief of Time
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