Thief of Time

by Terry Pratchett | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0552148407 Global Overview for this book
Registered by ermintrude75 of Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on 7/6/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by ermintrude75 from Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 06, 2005
Abandoned on a train (awwww), I rescued this book and hope to read it and pass it on before long.

Journal Entry 2 by ermintrude75 from Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Monday, February 13, 2006
What can you say? It's another Pratchett, an excellent combination of the usual comedy fantasy mayhem and, if you choose to read it that way, some serious philosophical type musings on the nature of Time.

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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.

The Auditors will raise a wry chuckle if you have ever dealt with bureaucracy (who hasn't?) - think of the Vogons in the film version of the Hitch Hikers Guide. Add in some gentle mickey-taking of martial arts and the associated Eastern ways, plus the formidable Susan, and it's another absorbing Discworld tale.

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