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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.
Trying to summarize a novel by Terry Pratchett is the best way to kill the jokes, so I won't do that. But, he was the best thing going since Mad Magazine. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Raczek's Roughnecks
I am not quite finished reading the book, but and as with all the other discworld books I have read so far, I very much enjoy the clever humor, and I especially enjoy the books... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Claire