This thread is for discussing Thief Of Time
in some depth. If you haven’t read the book then read on at your own risk – or, better still, go and read the book and join in the fun.
For those of us that are going to join in the discussion, here are a few guidelines:
Please feel free to make comparisons to other Discworld books, making sure you identify the book and the passage you are referring to. Others may not be as familiar with the book you are referencing, so think before you post.
Sometimes we’ll need to agree to disagree – only Terry knows for sure what he was thinking when he wrote the books and individuals members may have widely different interpretations – so try to keep the discussion friendly.
We may be discussing a book that you don’t much care for – don’t be put off joining in the discussion. If you didn’t care for the book, then that in itself is a good topic for discussion.
Please note: there is no time limit to this discussion. Please feel free to add to it at any time - especially if you've just read the book.
Please endeavour to keep the discussion on topic. If necessary I will step in and steer it back to the original topic – so no digressions please!
Thief Of Time by Terry Pratchett
Originally published 2001
Lobsang Ludd and Jeremy Clockson have more in common that you might think – they are the same person! But while one is determined to build a glass clock that will end the world, the other is determined to destroy it.
So with the help of Miss Susan, Lu Tze and a renegade Auditor can Lobsang save the world? Will the ‘Five’ Horsemen of the Apocalypse ride again? And just how good a weapon is chocolate?
I’ve always liked this book. There are several threads to it that all come together nicely at the end and make for a really exciting story. Terry uses the Auditors in this book to further explore what it is to be human with hilarious results. It’s great to see Lu Tze in such a large role in this story and to learn more about him and his ‘Way’. And seeing how Susan has progressed in life from governess in Hogfather to schoolteacher extraordinaire in this book is also well worth exploring.
But what did you think of it?
“Men never commit evil so fully and joyfully as when they do it for religious convictions.” – Blaise Pascal