Book Review: The Truth by Terry Pratchett

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Book Review: The Truth by Terry PratchettThe Truth by Terry Pratchett
Series: Discworld #25
Published by Bloomsbury Academic on 2002-02-21
Narrator: Stephen Briggs
Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
Genres: Drama, English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, European, Satire, Young Adult
Pages: 144
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A new stage adaptation of one of Pratchett's best-selling novelsThere's been a murder. Allegedly. William de Worde is the Discworld's first investigative journalist. He didn't mean to be - it was just an accident. But, as William fills his pages with reports of local club meetings and pictures of humorously shaped vegetables, dark forces high up in Ankh-Morpork's society are plotting to overthrow the city's ruler, Lord Vetinari.

My Thoughts

 

The Truth start so innocently. Poor William just wants to earn a living by writing. What’s wrong with that? I love how things happen to William even without him really choosing them. He’s just an innocent bystander who has absolutely no idea of what is about to happen!

 

The characters in this are amazing but I have to say, I love Oto the most. I listened to this on Audible and every time he took a picture and started screaming, I just about died myself, from laughter! And the fabulous characters do not stop there. There’s Sacharisa and the dwarfs, and of course you have the two villians, which are just as good as ever! I love a good villian. These two sort of reminded me of an evil Pin and Teller.

 

And Terry Pratchett has such a great way of taking many plot lines and bringing them all together by the end. So much happens in this and it isn’t even a very long story. He’s just that fabulous. And the laughter doesn’t stop. Even when there’s a major pivotal point and a certain vampire gets his head cut off, laughter abounds!

 

This is why I can never get enough Terry Pratchett. The man is masterful!

The Author

About Terry Pratchett

Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second-hand typewriter. His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe. Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in 1983. In 1987 he turned to writing full time, and has not looked back since. To date there are a total of 39 books in the Discworld series, of which four (so far) are written for children. The first of these, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal. A non-Discworld book, Good Omens, his 1990 collaboration with Neil Gaiman, has been a longtime bestseller, and was reissued in hardcover by William Morrow in early 2006 (it is also available as a mass market paperback (Harper Torch, 2006) and trade paperback (Harper Paperbacks, 2006). In 2008, Harper Children's published Terry's standalone non-Discworld YA novel, Nation. Terry's latest book, Snuff, was published in October 2011.

Regarded as one of the most significant contemporary English-language satirists, Pratchett has won numerous literary awards, was named an Officer of the British Empire “for services to literature” in 1998, and has received four honorary doctorates from the Universities of Warwick, Portsmouth, Bath, and Bristol. His acclaimed novels have sold more than 45 million copies (give or take a few) and have been translated into 33 languages.

In Dec. of 2007, Pratchett admitted to being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. On 18 Feb, 2009, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

He was awarded the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award in 2010.

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