The Truth

The Truth : (Discworld Novel 25)

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The truth will out, or at least it's going to try to, any minute. New printing technology means that words just won't obediently stay nailed down like usual. They can now be taken apart and used to make other words. Which is downright dangerous. There's a very real threat of news getting out there. Of people finding out what's really going on. And the powers that be aren't happy - they want that to be far from the truth. If they are to call a halt to this madness of free speech, they may have to succumb to their despotic tendencies. But will they, in this brave new world, still be able to have the last word?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 32mm | 299.37g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552154245
  • 9780552154246
  • 122,810

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'Pratchett has found his owm way of turning lead into gold, and by that I don't just mean that he's written 25 bestsellers in 17 years, but that every one he has written is a treasure' - Guardian. 'Fluent, intricately plotted and sometimes very funny' - Daily Telegraph. 'He would be amusing in any form, and his spectacular inventiveness makes the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction' - Mail on Sunday. 'Pratchett fans are in for a treat with his 25th Discworld novel' - Daily Expressshow 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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'Figuratively, a word is made up of individual letters but they have only a theoretical existence. The very concept of letters having their own physical existence is, philosophically, extremely worrying. Indeed, it would be like noses and fingers running around the world all by themselves.' The truth will out, or at least it's going to try to, any minute. New printing technology means that words just won't obediently stay nailed down like usual. They can now be taken apart and used to make other words. Which is downright dangerous. There's a very real threat of news getting out there. Of people finding out what's really going on. And the powers that be aren't happy - they want that to be far from the truth. If they are to call a halt to this madness of free speech, they may have to succumb to their despotic tendencies. But will they, in this brave new world, still be able to have the last word? 'Fluent, intricately plotted and very funny' Daily Telegraph 'If you are unfamiliar with Pratchett's unique blend of philosophical badinage, you are on the threshold of a mind-expanding opportunity' Financial Timesshow more

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"No one mixes the fantastical and mundane to better comic effect of offers sharper insights into the absurdities of human endeavour"show more

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