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Thief of Time

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Time itself is threatened-- and it's up to the History Monks to save it in Terry Pratchett's bestselling Discworld(R) series

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 never having enough of it.

While everyone 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 420 pages
  • 104.14 x 185.42 x 27.94mm | 249.47g
  • Harper
  • United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0062307398
  • 9780062307392
  • 324,131

Review quote

"In a better world he would be acclaimed as a great writer rather than a merely successful one...This is the best Pratchett I've read...ought to be a strong contender for the Booker prize." -- Charles Spencer, "Sunday Telegraph"

"Reads with all the polished fluency and sure-footed pacing that have become Pratchett's hallmarks over the years." -- Peter Ingham, "Times on Saturday"

"Terry Pratchett is one of the great inventors of secondary -- or imaginative or alternative -- worlds. He is not derivative. He is too strong...He has the real energy of the primary storyteller." -- A.S. Byatt, "The Times"

"The unique selling point of the Discworld novels is their irony, allied to lashings of broad pantomime humour." -- "TES"

"Fans look to him for brilliantly funny dialogue, high peaks of imagination and a sense of participating in events which are strange, yet filled with everyday occurrences -- the real world in disguise." -- "The Times"
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About Terry Pratchett

TERRY PRATCHETT is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, "The Colour of Magic," was published in 1983. In all, he is the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. Worldwide sales of his books now stand at over 75 million, and they have been translated into thirty-seven languages.
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49,276 ratings
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4 38% (18,626)
3 15% (7,627)
2 2% (871)
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