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Thief of Time: A Discworld Novel Paperback – 1 May 2002

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Product details

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Corgi; New Ed edition (1 May 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0552148407
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552148405
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 2.7 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (240 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 336,277 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In Thief of Time in the great stinking metropolis of Ankh Morpork, an obsessed clockmaker receives an unusual commission from an excessively beautiful woman whose feet do not touch the ground; strict school-teacher Susan finds herself summoned by her grandfather, Death, to do him a favour; the monks who manage the even distribution of Time find themselves with a recalcitrant novice; and dairyman Ronnie Soak muses on his glory days, when he was the Fifth Rider of the Apocalypse, the one who left before they got famous.

Terry Pratchett's Thief of Time, confronts Discworld and a variety of its defenders with an insidious menace; never before has the phrase "The End of History" had quite so sinister a sound. As always, the sometimes startlingly surrealistically original, sometimes comfortingly groan-worthy, jokes are underlain by some intensely complex ideas and tight plotting. Susan makes a reappearance as one of Pratchett's more interesting heroines; the sinister Lady LeJean is one of Pratchett's most interesting villains, particularly once we learn the answer to the mystery about her.

There is an attractive darkness to much of the humour here--Pratchett is often at his best when at his darkest.--Roz Kaveney

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"'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)

"'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 The Times On Saturday)

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Pratchett at his best. . Good rollicking tale, with the five horsemen riding out- hilarious , and Death's granddaughter helping mend time and providing death by chocolate to dastardly auditors- What a way to go . Highly recommend.
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My favourite book of all time
the only book I've ever read and when I got to the end went straight back to the beginning and read again.

Read it for your self, or don't, I won't care either way
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There is not much to say its terry pratchett of course it is amazing and beautiful book too xxxxxx
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Having read this book for the 5th or 6th time I am still finding little nuggets of humour that I've never noticed before. Sir Terry was an author of greatness and a sharp critic of the human condition. I love his books with a passion.
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If you read this, you don't need to read this.
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good book
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Always love the ones with Death in them. Try get rather philosophical. Great read as usual and more upbeat than the last few stories before.
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