Thud!

Thud! : (Discworld Novel 34)

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VOTED AS READERS' FAVOURITE DISCWORLD NOVEL IN THE DISCWORLD CUP 2010! 'Some people would be asking: whose side are you on? If you're not for us, you're against us. Huh. If you're not an apple, you're a banana' When it comes to racial hatred and sectarian violence, the phrase 'vive la difference' is usually one of the furthest from the tip of the mob's tongue. When a whole city is poised on the very brink of anarchy, it only requires one thing to pitch it over the edge. Like the murder of one of the key participants for example...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 32mm | 322.05g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552156639
  • 9780552156639
  • 97,168

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"Imaginative, witty and consistent - as in consistently funny, consistently clever and consistently surprising in its twists and turnss - Thud! is everything that the 30th novel in a fantasy sequence ought to be, and more" SFX magazine "Pratchett too requires us to think. Whenever I read his stories I find myself thinking that he is "grown up". He may write benign comedy but he knows how horribly complicated and exciting the Universe is" -- A.S. Byatt The Times "You hardly need to review Pratchett nowadays... you know you can rely on him to be wirtty and quietly wise, and his creations have taken on a life of their own... A series that seems to re-invent itself by natural evolution every time" Starburst "Thud! has a serious theme: racial intolerance. That Pratchett can explore this while still making us laugh is a tribute to the integrity of his created world... Extremely funnym but it's also very near the knuckleduster" Scotland on Sundayshow more

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.show more

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"You hardly need to review Pratchett nowadays... you know you can rely on him to be wirtty and quietly wise, and his creations have taken on a life of their own... A series that seems to re-invent itself by natural evolution every time"show more

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Koom Valley? That was where the trolls ambushed the dwarfs, or the dwarfs ambushed the trolls. It was far away. It was a long time ago. But if he doesn't solve the murder of just one dwarf, Commander Sam Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch is going to see it fought again, right outside his office. With his beloved Watch crumbling around him and war-drums sounding, he must unravel every clue, outwit every assassin and brave any darkness to find the solution.And darkness is following him. Oh ... and at six o'clock every day, without fail, with no excuses, he must go home to read Where's My Cow?, with all the right farmyard noises, to his little boy. There are some things you have to do. 'Anything in a Pratchett story is capable of being transformed into something else - from a joke to a profound observation, from a fact of our social world to pure and lively fantasy' A.S. Byatt, The Times 'Thud! has a serious theme: racial intolerance. That Pratchett can explore this while still making us laugh is a tribute to the integrity of his created world ... Extremely funny but it's also very near the knuckleduster' Scotland on Sunday 0552152676 9780552152679 www.booksattransworld.co.uk/terrypratchettshow more

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4 37% (17,999)
3 14% (6,820)
2 2% (772)
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