Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett

84%

7 Critic Reviews

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.
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Synopsis

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...

 

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. 437 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Thief of Time
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Good
Reviewed by Steven H. Silver on Jan 01 2008

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.

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SFFWorld.com

Good
Reviewed by Dag Rambraut on Jun 19 2008

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.

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SF Signal

Above average
Reviewed by Kevin on Feb 20 2008

Pratchett’s humor is in typical form – a chortle, guffaw or snort on practically every page; some light philosophy.

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BookIdeas.com

Good
Reviewed by John Walsh on Jan 01 2008

Pratchett can always be relied upon for a well-plotted romp and a good few laughs along the way.

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Excellent
Reviewed by Denise Wels on May 01 2008

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.

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Teen Ink

Excellent
Reviewed by Josh B. on Jan 01 2008

Thief of Time is hard to put down. It combines humor at every turn with danger, adventure, romance and death by chocolate!

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Good
Reviewed by Ruty Evans on Aug 19 2010

Dynamic characters and a story which only Terry Pratchet can keep on course promises to be a memorable addition to the Discworld series.

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