The Truth: A Novel of Discworld by Terry Pratchett (MOBI)



Ebook Info

  • Published: 2009
  • Number of pages: 372 pages
  • Format: MOBI
  • File Size: 1.39 MB
  • Authors: Terry Pratchett


The denizens of Ankh-Morpork fancy they’ve seen just about everything. But then comes the Ankh-Morpork Times, struggling scribe William de Worde’s upper-crust, newsletter turned Discworld’s first paper of record.An ethical joulnalist, de Worde has a proclivity for investigating stories — a nasty habit that soon creates powerful enemies eager to stop his presses. And what better way than to start the Inquirer, a titillating (well, what else would it be?) tabloid that conveniently interchanges what’s real for what sells.But de Worde’s got an inside line on the hot story concerning Ankh-Morpork’s leading patrician Lord Vetinari. The facts say Vetinari is guilty. But as William de Worde learns, facts don’t always tell the whole story. There’s that pesky little thing called the truth …

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⭐Love the book and have a hardcover copy somewhere but wanted a digital copy for my phone.Loses a star as even though this is allegedly the official version from Harper Collins some of the text in the Kindle version, on my phone and desktop app, seem corrupted, almost as if they let ChatGPT convert a quick OCR scan of the book and didn’t bother to proof-read, i.e.”The rumyou a really good dressbling of the press” which I think is part of a conversation about getting one of the characters a new dress randomly dropped into what probably should be “The rumbling of the press”Not a big deal I guess but these things pull you momentarily out of the story and its disappointing that a large imprint is selling a lower quality product than some small publishers I purchase from.The ensh*tifcation of everything continues apace unfortunately. H-C has my money so why go to the bother of doing it properly?

⭐It’s important to note that in the Discworld, newspapers have never existed. The engravers guild, in order to preserve their monopoly on printing, preventing anyone from using a mechanical press. That is until a group of dwarfs arrive from the mountains yearning to make money by printing.Along comes young William de Worde, a prodigal aristocrat whose broken from his wealthy father to make it on his own. When William visits the printing shop, he finds himself plunged into the new world of journalism. Together with a proper young lady named Sacharissa, they set out to create the Disc’s first newspaper called the Times.As luck would have it, just as they’re starting out, a huge story breaks. The metropolis of Ankh-Morpork’s leader, The Patrician, is accused of stabbing his clerk with a knife and then trying to flee the city with embezzled funds. The City Watch is baffled by the case, but William soon finds a “man” on the inside, the mysterious Deep Bone. Aided by Sacharissa, the dwarfs, and a vampire photographer (on the wagon, meaning he only drinks animal blood) who turns to dust if he uses flash photography, William is determined to get to the bottom of things. But the truth isn’t always so easy to set free, especially when hired goons are trying to kill you.This was a good addition to the series, but it could have been better. When I first read the description, I thought for sure there’d be some Citizen Kane references in there. I was expecting William to be one of those larger-than-life type characters like Charlie Kane and his real world counterpart William Randolph Hearst. That never materialized, which is disappointing. Instead William is an earnest young man in search of The Truth, which is OK too, but don’t we all like more grandiose characters?There are some good insights into what makes the news, especially in the comparison between the Times and its rival The Inquirer–which despite its name is more based on Weekly World News. As the Deep Bone indicates there are references to Watergate and also the hired goons Mr. Pin and Mr. Tulip are based on the killers in Pulp Fiction, as evidenced by the line, “Do you know what they call a sausage-inna-bun in Klatch?”On a side note, this story probably was the template for the later Going Postal, the first in the series I read. That involved the creation–resurrection really–of the post office in a similar fashion. Though the central character of that one, Moist von Lipwig, was more interesting. Conmen are just more exciting than conflicted aristocrats.And that’s all the news fit to print.

⭐My expectations were fulfilled. What is there to say about a book?

⭐I’ve been reading Sir Terry since he was Neil Gaimen’s cowriter nee mentor. This is one of his best Disc world novels: the Ankh-Morpork cast, as as Britishly brilliant as a troupe.of Monty Pythons are here in supporting roles; the city itself in all its filthy glory; and William de Word and Saccarissa Crisplock in their sole starring venues; though they have subsequent guest spots in other novels.Brilliant as ever and serious when needs must …and a god dam reminder that Mr. Pratchettry unwritten novels will, forsooth, never be there to.delight us.Dammit!

⭐Good quality, fast shipping.

⭐Always great the truth is p ratchets analogies from real life to disk world touch a bit in all of us

⭐Words have meaning and power. Anything in print is true to some. This story touches home in so many ways in the current state of our country right now. Newspapers have been considered dangerous so long as they have existed. This story carries the reality of words in a whimsical way. Like all of these books there are so many underlying stories that make the whole of it that much more fun. The characters play so well off each other and he keeps a pretty steady timeline from book to book. We will see how it goes in the next book Thief of Time. I wonder what it could be about?

⭐Oh dear, how I miss this man.Every sentence is dripping with either wit or philosophy. Down and out Funny wit, or sly wit, take your choice. And every book makes you think afresh about the world we live in, how we got to where we are and what we do with our world.Yes, I miss this man.

⭐If you have never read Terry Pratchet, do. Full of twists and turns, incredible characters, puns and sharp observations on political,and military life. Fantasy ? No, reality dressed up in a weird and wonderful array of characters. Makes Game of Throne look exactly what it is – a sad pastiche of everything Tolkien threw on the editing floor. Sadly there will be no more. Hopefully the same applies to “Throne” and “Potter”.

⭐So I actually own a physical copy of this… somewhere, which I hadn’t read in at least 15 years, but I eagerly snapped up a copy of it for my Kindle when it was discounted to 99p. The fact that this was one of my favourite Discworld novels was in my mind when I bought it, but it was only when I sat down to read it that I remembered WHY I love it so much. Like all of the Discworld novels, it’s light-hearted and fun, seemingly silly at first, but with a layer of much deeper insight beneath. And while it’s about newspapers, journalism, and media, it’s ALSO about human (and dwarf and vampire) nature – one of the strongest themes that shines through in the characters in this book is the difference between who they’ve been raised to be vs who they choose to be. And I really have to appreciate that this book subverts the usual expectation that the lead male and female characters will get together, opting instead for a friendship and a professional relationship.Yep, still one of my favourite Discworld novels, even after several decades.

⭐Typical Terry Pratchett with many of his established characters plus some new ones, including a talking dog. Story line is very up to date and centres around the introduction of newspapers, either serious ones or ‘popular’ ones reporting on ‘fake news’. Lots of interesting concepts of Discworld technology reflecting modern developments in this world.

⭐It’ll be a wonderful read as with all Pratchett’s work, and it came spot on time to the day promised by Amazon, but difficult to understand why a popular english paperback had to come all the way from Barcelona via Belgium to Rochester and then the north of England. Terry must be pulling the strings to keep European lorry drivers in work.


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