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Thief Of Time (Discworld Novel 26)

Written by Terry Pratchett

Part of the Discworld Novels Series

Thief Of Time (Discworld Novel 26) Synopsis

Time is a resource. Everyone knows it has to be managed. You mess with it at your peril. You can let it move fast or slowly but what you mustn't do is allow it to stop. On the Discworld time management is the job of the Monks of History, who store it and pump it from the places where it's wasted (like the underwater - how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities, where there's never enough time. But the construction of the world's first truly accurate clock starts a race against, well, time for Lu Tze and his apprentice Lobsang Ludd. Because it will stop time. And when time stands still, everything stops with it. Then, there really is no future.

Thief Of Time (Discworld Novel 26) Press Reviews

In a better world he would be acclaimed as a great writer rather than a merely successful one...This is the best Pratchett I've read...ought to be a strong contender for the Booker prize. -- Charles Spencer, Sunday Telegraph Reads with all the polished fluency and sure-footed pacing that have become Pratchett's hallmarks over the years. -- Peter Ingham, Times on Saturday Terry Pratchett is one of the great inventors of secondary -- or imaginative or alternative -- worlds. He is not derivative. He is too strong...He has the real energy of the primary storyteller. -- A.S. Byatt, The Times The unique selling point of the Discworld novels is their irony, allied to lashings of broad pantomime humour. -- TES Fans look to him for brilliantly funny dialogue, high peaks of imagination and a sense of participating in events which are strange, yet filled with everyday occurrences -- the real world in disguise. -- The Times

Book Information

ISBN: 9780552167642
Publication date: 10th October 2013
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 432 pages

About Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.

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