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The Truth de Terry Pratchett
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A beautiful hardback edition of the classic Discworld novel William de Worde is the accidental editor of the Discworld's first newspaper. New printing technology means that words just won't obediently stay nailed down like usual. There's a very real threat of news getting out there. Now he must cope with the traditional perils of a journalist's life - people who want him dead, a recovering vampire with a suicidal fascination for flash photography, some more people who want him dead in a different way and, worst of all, the man who keeps begging him to publish pictures of his humorously shaped potatoes. William just wants to get at THE TRUTH. Unfortunately, everyone else wants to get at William. And it's only the third edition...… (més)
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Títol:The Truth
Autors:Terry Pratchett
Informació:HarperTorch (2001), Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
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Printing comes to Discworld! Those who know printing history will love the injokes; everyone else will just love the plot. As ever, Pratchett delivers. ( )
  jonsweitzerlamme | May 4, 2021 |
The joy of reading a Discworld book is how Terry Pratchett can take something you take for granted and let you see it anew, in this case, the London Press comes to Ankh-Morpork. It is a story told with much humour, wordplay and genuine warmth (I was going to say humanism, but that’s not really appropriate when there are dwarves, trolls, vampires and dogs).
The joy of rereading a Discworld book is that, in the later books, you still marvel at the fecundity of ideas thrown out in passing and how the recurring characters (the Watch, Vetinari and Cut-Me-Own-Throat Dibbler in this book) successfully interact in the new story so that their involvement builds satisfyingly into the larger history of the Discworld.
I read this about twenty years ago and it remains a wonderfully enjoyable rereading experience. ( )
  CarltonC | Feb 23, 2021 |
This is my third visit to Discworld, Terry Pratchett's charming creation, and I must say I enjoyed it very much. We meet William de Worde, a Lord who is rejecting his Lordship, and earns money writing a newsletter to the upper set of people about goings on. One day a rumor reaches his ears about Dwarfs turning lead into gold and goes to investigate. Instead he find a printing press. Soon he has a staff in the form of Sacharissa Crisplock, fellow reporter, a vampire engraver named Otto and a newspaper called the Ankh-Morpork Times. He also has a mystery and a story. A fun look at the 4th Estate! ( )
  Colleen5096 | Oct 29, 2020 |
An aristocrat invents the newspaper in the midst of an attempted political coup.

2.5/4 (Okay).

The humor is good, and there are some fun secondary characters, so it goes by quickly and pleasantly. But the protagonist is awful (his defining trait is arrogance), and there are some serious story problems (I guess it's technically a mystery, but for most of the book no one actively tries to solve it, and the reader knows the solution from the beginning anyway). ( )
  comfypants | Apr 2, 2020 |
The history of newspapers condensed into about 3 months or so, plus a mystery, and a romance.
Pratchett's barbs are directed mainly toward uncritical acceptance of whatever is printed in a paper, no matter how nonsensical, and why that's a bad idea.
He seems even more than usually disdainful of the lower-middle-class, but balances that with his usual disdain for the upper-class pseudo-elites.
Vetinari, of course, is exempt from all calssifications.
The Watch is peripheral. ( )
  librisissimo | Feb 14, 2020 |
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Much as I enjoyed The Truth, honesty nonetheless compels me to admit that the novel didn't seem quite as zippy or fresh as most of the Discworld books (though still offering more entertainment per page than anything this side of Wodehouse). But Pratchett doesn't just spew out jokes and puns (photographs as "prints of darkness"): He implicitly defends a liberal humanism, one that loathes bigotry, jingoism, easy answers and any kind of zealotry.
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Terry Pratchettautor primaritotes les edicionscalculat
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Sometimes a fantasy author has to point out the strangeness of reality. The way Ankh-Morpork dealt with its flood problems (see p.232 and onwards) is curiously similar to that adopted by the city of Seattle, Washington, towards the end of the nineteenth century. Really. Go and see. Try the clam chowder while you're there.
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The rumor spread through the city like wildfire (which had quite often spread through Ankh-Morpork since its citizens had learned the words "fire insurance").
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A beautiful hardback edition of the classic Discworld novel William de Worde is the accidental editor of the Discworld's first newspaper. New printing technology means that words just won't obediently stay nailed down like usual. There's a very real threat of news getting out there. Now he must cope with the traditional perils of a journalist's life - people who want him dead, a recovering vampire with a suicidal fascination for flash photography, some more people who want him dead in a different way and, worst of all, the man who keeps begging him to publish pictures of his humorously shaped potatoes. William just wants to get at THE TRUTH. Unfortunately, everyone else wants to get at William. And it's only the third edition...

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