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Thief of Time
(Discworld Novel 26)
by Terry Pratchett

RRP €11.35

Thief of Time
(Discworld Novel 26)
by Author Name Terry Pratchett

Book details for title
List Price:11.35
Format: Paperback, 198 x 127 x 26mm, 432pp
Publication date: 10 Oct 2013
Publisher: Corgi Books
ISBN-13: 9780552167642

Description

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.

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"