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William de Worde, well-meaning younger son of reactionary nobility, has been providing a monthly newsletter to the elite using engraving. Then he is struck (and seriously bruised) by the power of the press. The dwarves responsible convince William to expand his letter and the Ankh-Morpork Times is born. Soon William has a staff, including Sacharissa Cripslock, a genteel young lady with a knack for headline writing, and photographer Otto Chriek. Otto's vampirism causes difficulties: flash pictures cause him to crumble to dust and need reconstitution, and he must battle his desire for blood, particularly Sacharissa's. When Lord Vetinari is accused of attempted murder, the City Watch investigates the peculiar circumstances, but William wants to know what really happened. The odds for his survival drop as his questions multiply.
The Truth is satirical, British, and full of sly jokes. Although this cake doesn't rise quite as high as it did in previous volumes, even ordinary Pratchett is pretty darn good, and those who haven't read a Discworld novel before can start here and go on to that incredible backlist. --Nona Vero --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Yet again, Terry Pratchett delivers medicine with a heaping spoonful of sugar, showing what and where real reporting comes from and the truth of ourselves as the readers of the... Read morePublished 8 days ago by jeff oscar
I hate Terry Pratchett.
I get home from a hard day at work, I cook dinner, I eat dinner, I wash up, and then sit down to some TV. Read more
Another somewhat enjoyable romp through Pratchett’s Discworld. A few good lines but not one of the best of the series and needs some familiarity with the series to enjoy... Read morePublished 2 months ago by DWhite
THE TRUTH is yet another Discworld mixture of gentle satire and amazing imagination. The subject is the rise of the newspaper business. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lyle Bjork
I think the man can do no wrong. This is another great tale from Discworld. This is my first ebook from Pratchett though and I do have to warn that the footnotes he is famous for... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jon Loftus
I'm just getting started with Terry Pratchett's books and will look forward to reading many more. If the rest of his books are half as good, they are great.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I adore Terry Pratchett and this book is no exception! This volume is fairly late in the series and is one of the first in which Ankh Morpork starts to go through its version of an... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kathleen Carter
Terry Pratchett could write a 3000 page thesis on the average going ons of the ankh morpork citizens and I'd read every word of it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer