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Thief of Timeby Terry Pratchett
Synopses & Reviews
Everybody wants more time, which is why on Discworld only the experts can manage it — the venerable Monks of History who store it and pump it from where it's wasted, like underwater (how much time does a codfish really need?), to places like cities, where busy denizens lament, "Oh where does the time go?"
While everyone always talks about slowing down, one young horologist is about to do the unthinkable. He's going to stop. Well, stop time that is, by building the world's first truly accurate clock. Which means esteemed History Monk Lu-Tze and his apprentice Lobsang Ludd have to put on some speed to stop the timepiece before it starts. For if the Perfect Clock starts ticking, Time — as we know it — will end. And then the trouble will really begin...
"Philosophical humor of the highest order." Kirkus Reviews
"[T]he newest appealing installment of the Discworld series....You don't need to catch all the in-jokes to enjoy the fun." Publishers Weekly
"Think J.R.R. Tolkien with a sharper, more satiric edge." Houston Chronicle
"Pratchett's latest Discworld novel features the author's hilariously acerbic commentaries on time, history, and the end of the world along with the return of favorite characters from previous series installments. Consistently clever and engagingly topical..." Library Journal
"This is a treat for anyone who likes humorous fantasy....And how can readers resist a book in which the world is saved by the awesome power of chocolate?" School Library Journal
"For Pratchett fans, a new Discworld book is always cause for rejoicing, and this addition to the series is splendid....His fantasy writing is witty, irreverent, and wildly imaginative....Allusive and very British, [the Discworld books] are like chocolate: If one loves it, one cannot imagine life without it." VOYA
PRAISE FOR THE TRUTH: "Readers who've never visited Discworld before may find themselves laughing out loud, even as they cheer on the good guys, while longtime fans are sure to call this Pratchett's best one yet."
In Discworld, Time is a resource managed by the highly capable Monks of History. Ironically, the construction of the world's first truly accurate clock threatens to stop Time altogether--and then all the trouble will really begin. (May)
About the Author
Terry Pratchett is one of the most popular living authors in the world. His first story was published when he was thirteen, and his first full-length book when he was twenty. He worked as a journalist to support the writing habit, but gave up the day job when the success of his books meant that it was costing him money to go to work.
Prachett's acclaimed novels are bestsellers in the U.S. and the United Kingdom and have sold more than twenty-one million copies worldwide. He lives in England, where he writes all the time. (It's his hobby as well.)
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