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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.
If you like laugh-out-loud satire, Terry Pratchett is the best. If you like Fantasy as well, you are in for a treat. Read morePublished 16 hours ago by Patrick Farrell
Pratchett's done it again. This time, he uses the City Watch storyline to introduce the news media and printing press to Ankh-Morpork. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Srinivasan
What can I say? It's a Discworld book, what's there not to like?Published 23 days ago by RetiredUSNChief
This book focuses on the world of William DeWorde--the "newsman" who has appeared in many books of the series. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joel R. Montgomery
as always Prachet is great -finest writer since Clemens - maybe betterPublished 1 month ago by William L Hamilton