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Terry Pratchett's acclaimed Discworld novels have been number one bestsellers in England for more than a decade. In fact, this prolific author sold more hardcover books in the United Kingdom during the 1900's than any other living novelist. Critically recognized as one of the most celebrated practitioners of satire and parody — in the company of Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen — Pratchett, with his unique brand of irreverent humor, is at last being embraced across America.

In this, his twenty-fifth Discworld novel, Pratchett turns his pen on, well, the pen. Or, rather, the press, and its power to disseminate and create the truth. The lesser son of one of Ankh most privileged families, William de Worde a struggling scribe, hits on the brilliant idea of producing his upper-crust newsletter with a newfangled printing press.

Truer to the family motto, Le Mot juste, than his disapproving father can ever realize, de Worde soon finds that his Ankh-Morpork Times is a success. So big, in fact, that certain nefarious factions would like nothing better than to put him out of business. They begin their own rival Ankh-Morpork Inquirer--full of salacious bits — to do just that. Soon, though, de Worde has more than just the competition to fret over. Lord Vetinari, the Patrician of Ankh-Morpork, is accused of a serious crime in a seemingly airtight case. But William de Worde knows that facts aren't always the truth. Along with a much too prim and proper assistant, a roving photographer vampire with a nasty reaction to his flashgun, and a talking dog who holds the key to the mystery, William de Worde will stop at nothing to get the truth.

And that's the truth.

A dead-on look at the revered fifth estate, the nature of news, and bareknuckled political intrigue, The Truth shall make you free. From everything else you'd be doing instead of enjoying it, that is.

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In this 25th novel of the popular "Discworld" series, Pratchett takes readers to the strange and magical metropolis of Ankh-Morpork. There, young William de Worde has decided to start the city's first newspaper and is plunged into the harrowing career of investigative journalism in this satirical send-up of the Fourth Estate.

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Sir Terry Pratchett's many honors include the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Printz Honor, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, Britain's Carnegie Medal, the American Library Association's Margaret A. Edwards Award for lasting contribution to young adult literature, and the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award. His books have sold more than 75 million copies worldwide. Knighted for his "services to literature," Sir Terry lives in England with his wife and many cats.

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Maggie_S, June 22, 2011 (view all comments by Maggie_S)
A brilliant story about the accidental founding of the first news paper in Ankh-Morpork. Terry Pratchett is a master story teller with a cast of characters that Discworld readers already know, and people who've never read a Discworld novel won't feel left out, either.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780380978953
Subtitle:
A Novel of Discworld
Author:
Pratchett, Terry
Publisher:
Harper
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Newspaper publishing
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy - Series
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
Discworld
Subject:
Investigative journalism
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Book club ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
00-07
Publication Date:
20001107
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.55x6.45x1.13 in. 1.35 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In this 25th novel of the popular "Discworld" series, Pratchett takes readers to the strange and magical metropolis of Ankh-Morpork. There, young William de Worde has decided to start the city's first newspaper and is plunged into the harrowing career of investigative journalism in this satirical send-up of the Fourth Estate.
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