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If you have never read a Disc World novel, start now,
This review is from: The Truth: A Discworld Novel (Paperback)Until recently I had never read a copy of Terry Pratchett's books - I had always thought, looking at them, that they would not be my cup of tea. I know know the meaning of 'never judge a book by it's cover'
I had a long train journey to take and as usual had nothing to read and so picked up a copy just to get me through the day. May I now apologise to all of my fellow travellers who thought I was completely insane ! - I have never laughed out load a much in all my days. Pratchett appears to be a cross between Iain Banks and Doglas Adams - whilst still being truly unique.
Specifically, having been in the newspaper industry for 15 years, I found his descriptions delightful - especially his employment of street sellers. The Truth describes the birth and growth of the newpaper industry in a matter of days, whilst at the same time describing some real skullduggery at the top in Ankh Morpork
After reading this book I had no choice but to go out directly and start at book number 1 The Colour of Magic -I'm hooked!
PS If like my wife you have to sit on the M25 all day, try the tapes, Tony Robinson brings the books to life beautifully.