The Truth Discussion **Spoilers**

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Postby Tonyblack » Mon May 30, 2011 2:31 pm

You now have one week to re or reread Feet of Clay for the discussion starting Monday 6th June. :D
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Postby author3 » Mon May 30, 2011 2:35 pm

Yes I just bought Feet of Clay yesterday
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Re: The Truth Discussion **Spoilers**

Postby Doughnut Jimmy » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:31 pm

Apologies if anyone's already metnioned this but I just came across Wynkyn de Worde an early printer in London
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Re: The Truth Discussion **Spoilers**

Postby yingxuy » Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:39 am

Because it seems to be the first newspaper ever printed on the DW. Progress and innovation in Ankh Morpork start, its far-sighted, even if the old money and craftsmen from Uberwald scion.
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Re: The Truth Discussion **Spoilers**

Postby UnseenAcademical88 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:33 pm

A few moments ago I bought The Truth off Amazon for my Kindle for a surprising price of £1.99 :shock: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Truth-Discworld-Novels-ebook/dp/B00354YA3G/ref=tmm_kin_title_0

Anyone know why this is, is there something up with the Kindle Edition or is it just Amazon possibly feeling generous? I'm aware usually the DW novels (Kindle Edition) go for normally £5.22. However there are a few exceptions including Snuff which is £3.99.
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Re: The Truth Discussion **Spoilers**

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:41 pm

Wow! Thanks for the tip! :D
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Re: The Truth Discussion **Spoilers**

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:43 pm

They sometimes do these bargain prices to encourage people to try new authors. I have several Robert Rankin books that were free because of this. ;)
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Re: The Truth Discussion **Spoilers**

Postby UnseenAcademical88 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:47 pm

Wow! Thanks for the tip! :D

Tonyblack wrote:They sometimes do these bargain prices to encourage people to try new authors. I have several Robert Rankin books that were free because of this. ;)


No problem Tony :)

I shall have to keep my eyes peeled for more bargain Kindle books from now on. 8-)
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Re: The Truth Discussion **Spoilers**

Postby Mixa » Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:05 pm

“Trying to summarize the plot of a Pratchett novel is like describing Hamlet as a play about a troubled guy with an Oedipus complex and a murderous uncle.” Barbara Mertz

These days I have embarked upon the adventure of rereading the Truth, and I’m enjoying it so far. I was so used to the Ankh-Morpork newspaper, the Times, than I almost didn’t remember its creation Odyssey… and rediscovering it is turning out to be really exciting! :D

Within the first pages pearls like these caught my eye:

“When one has been ruler of this city as long as I have,” he said, “one gets to know with sad certainty that whenever some well-meaning soul begins a novel enterprise they always, with some kind of uncanny foresight, site it at the point where it will do maximum harm to the fabric of reality."

“An engraved page was an engraved page, complete and unique. But if you took the leaden letters that had previously been used to set the words of a god, and then used them to set a cookery book, what did that do to the holy wisdom? For that matter, what would it do to the pie? As for printing a book for spells, and then using the same type for a book of navigation -well, the voyage might go anywhere.”

“So William de Worde told the truth, out of cosmic self-defence. He’d found a hard truth less hard than an easy lie.”

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