16/03/2001

The Truth (by Terry Pratchett)

I do like Terry Pratchett's books. I don't know exactly what it is that makes them so appealing, but I suppose it's the mixture of humorous satire, combined with sharp observation of humanity, packaged in a slightly bizarre fantasy world that explains a great deal about the planet Earth...

I read 'The Truth' aloud to my teenage sons, and we all very much enjoyed it.

William de Worde, who writes monthly gossip letters for rich people, discovers that the dwarfs have created a printing press. And so, the first Ankh-Morpork newspaper gets started...

Meanwhile, Lord Vetinari has apparently committed a murder, and has been arrested. Foul old Ron and the beggars play a large part in this story, which is yet another look at life from the Discworld perspective.

Recommended.

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