Monday, June 23, 2008

The Truth

Author: Terry Pratchett Publication Date: 2000 Category: Fantasy Who'll want to read it? Those in need of a laugh, those who believe what they read in a newspaper Point of no return: p9 (the first page) Classic line: "There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who, when presented with a glass that is exactly half full, say: this glass is half full. And there are those who say: this glass is half empty.The world belongs, however to those who can look at the glass and say: 'What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass! " What's it all about? The dwarfs can turn lead into gold... William just wants to get at the truth. Unfortunately, everyone else wants to get at William. and its 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 journalists life - people want him dead, other people want him dead in a different way and worst of all, there is a man who keeps begging him to publish pictures of his humorously shaped potatoes. The 25th Discworld novel tackles the Third Estate, the search for truth ,or at least newspaper truth, and the difference between news and olds. Publisher: Doubleday

1 comment:

Bob said...

Good review. One of my favorite Discworld books. I'd read it again if I hadn't already read it five times.