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The Truth: A Novel of Discworld - Community Reviews back

by Terry Pratchett
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Tannat rated it 2 years ago
Series: Discworld #25 Some dwarves set up a printing press in Ankh-Morporkh and Lord Vetinari decides it's time to move with the times and allow it, much to the Engravers' Guild's consternation. The book is a lot of fun, and I liked how Pratchett gave a nod to both the owner of the first printing ...
YouKneeK rated it 3 years ago
The Truth is the second book in the Industrial Revolution subseries of Discworld. The first book had been Moving Pictures and was one of my least favorite, so I was very pleasantly surprised by this one. I enjoyed it quite a bit. In this book, newspapers are introduced to Ankh-Morpork. Meanw...
mattries37315 rated it 3 years ago
The city of Ankh-Morpork is a vast multicultural and multispecies metropolis with a strong economy and police force, so what happens when Discworld’s biggest city gets a newspaper? The twenty-fifth installment of Terry Pratchett’s fantasy-humor series, The Truth once more finds the flat world takin...
Defenestraethe rated it 5 years ago
April 3 2004Jan 1 2012Having read it twice, I feel like I should remember it better.***December 16, 2014The Industrial Revolution series-within-a-series are all devoted to bringing the Discworld out of medieval European fantasy and into the modern world. This is the development of the printing press...
deborahmarkus7 rated it 6 years ago
I have a favorable bias toward the story of someone stumbling into the business of printed news. This story isn't exactly analogous to my own. I decided to start a magazine when the concept of magazines already existed. William de Worde managed to invent the newspaper without even trying. Terry Prat...
Only Mostly Dead
Only Mostly Dead rated it 7 years ago
The Truth is an Ankh-Morpork centred novel about the arrival in the city of the printing press and the newspaper industry. I knew that some consider this a one of the lesser Discworld books and so I was prepared for it to be not that great. So maybe partly because of lower expectations I actually qu...
Inkspot Fancy
Inkspot Fancy rated it 8 years ago
Ahh, journalism. It's such a refreshing change to see newspaper work presented in a realistic light, where everyone's not always covering murders or doing months-long investigative pieces. the importance of community, and the slippery concept of 'the truth' newspapers wrestle with.The book is a grea...
helenliz rated it 8 years ago
The Discworld discovers movable type and develops a newspaper industry in very short order. This is complete with someone who starts writing for a select group nd ends writing in the public interest, a vampire photographer and a man who grows rather curious vegetables. Alongside this is the "other" ...
A Man With A Spooky Agenda
A Man With A Spooky Agenda rated it 9 years ago
Another good addition to the Discworld, but I wish there had been more copies of the newspaper itself printed in the book: "Mr. Josia Wintler (45) of 12b Martlebury Street has a Humerous Vegetable that he will exhibit to all comers upon payment of a small sum. It is most droll." That was among the...
Books etc.
Books etc. rated it 9 years ago
I was following the Watch's story and stumbled on this one. Turns out it was not really about the Watch. Still it was an entertaining read.
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