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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.
Clever as always. Loved the bit about Seattle. So much fun to read, such interesting ideas all mashed together. His knowledge base is amazingly wide and deep.Published 10 days ago by Theresa
As always with a Discworld novel this story is a complete delight. Terry Pratchett is a master storyteller who loves his craft.Published 2 months ago by Gerald Pennabaker
This book is full of the usual clever puns and dry wit of Terry Pratchett at his best.If you feel down this will lift you and make you smile if not chuckle out loudA brilliant... Read morePublished 3 months ago by dottiedog
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 4 months ago by jeff oscar