The Truth

The Truth

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A war of words and a battle for the truth in Terry Pratchett's bestselling Discworld(R) series

The denizens of Ankh-Morpork fancy they've seen just about everything. But then comes the Ankh-Morpork Times, struggling scribe William de Worde's upper-crust newsletter turned Discworld's first paper of record.

An ethical journalist, de Worde has a proclivity for investigating stories--a nasty habit that soon creates powerful enemies eager to stop his presses. And what better way than to start the Inquirer, a titillating (well, what else would it be?) tabloid that conveniently interchanges what's real for what sells.

But de Worde's got an inside line on the hot story concerning Ankh-Morpork's leading patrician, Lord Vetinari. The facts say Vetinari is guilty. But as William de Worde learns, facts don't always tell the whole story. There's that pesky little thing called . . . the truth.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 435 pages
  • 104.14 x 187.96 x 30.48mm | 249.47g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062307363
  • 9780062307361
  • 763,521

Review quote

"Other writers are mining the rich seam of comic fantasy that Pratchett first unearthed, but what keeps Pratchett on top is - quite literally - the way he tells them." - "The Times"

""The Truth" is an unmitigated delight and very, very funny...The pace is compelling but he never lets his tale descend into simple farce." - "The Times"

"[Discworld] has the energy of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and the inventiveness of "Alice in Wonderland"...[Terry Pratchett] has an intelligent wit and a truly original grim and comic grasp of the nature of things." - A.S. Byatt, "Sunday 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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Rating details

45,349 ratings
4.26 out of 5 stars
5 44% (20,006)
4 40% (17,955)
3 15% (6,662)
2 1% (626)
1 0% (100)
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