Thief Of Time

Thief Of Time : (Discworld Novel 26)

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Time isn't a toy to be played with. It's bigger than all of us. It exists outside the artificial and arbitrary divisions into which humankind has presumptuously shoehorned it. It needs to elastic. To understand truly, you have to see time as the most important resource we have. You mess with it at your peril. You can let it move fast or slowly but what you mustn't do is allow it to stop. Because when time stands still, everything stops with it. Then, there really is no future. And where would we be without one of those?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 30mm | 281.23g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552154261
  • 9780552154260
  • 86,212

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'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' - The Times. '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' - Sunday Telegraph. 'Reads with all the polished fluency and sure-footed pacing that have become Pratchett's hallmarks over the years' - The Times On Saturday
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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 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 70 million, and they have been translated into thirty-seven languages. www.terrypratchett.co.uk.
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"Reads with all the polished fluency and sure-footed pacing that have become Pratchett's hallmarks over the years"
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'People have been messing around with time ever since there were people. Wasting it, killing it, sparing it, making it up. People's heads were made to play with time.'

But time isn't a toy to be played with. It's bigger than all of us. It exists outside the artificial and arbitrary divisions into which humankind has presumptuously shoehorned it. It needs to elastic.

To understand truly, you have to see time as the most important resource we have. You mess with it at your peril. You can let it move fast or slowly but what you mustn't do is allow it to stop. Because when time stands still, everything stops with it. Then, there really is no future. And where would we be without one of those?

'Reads with all the polished fluency and sure-footed pacing that have become Pratchett's hallmarks over the years'
The Times

'Enormously entertaining and contains more wry observations than you can shake a Heinkel at'
Daily Telegraph
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4 38% (18,626)
3 15% (7,627)
2 2% (871)
1 0% (116)
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