The Truth: The 25th Discworld Novel

by Terry Pratchett | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0552147680 Global Overview for this book
Registered by boagat of Briedel, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on 10/2/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by boagat from Briedel, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Thursday, October 02, 2008
William de Worde is the accidental editor of the Discworld's first newspaper. Now he tries to get at the truth and a lot of people want him dead.

Journal Entry 2 by boagat from Briedel, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Macht sich dann als Ring auf den Weg zu

Tiamat-muc
Sao-Diego12548
erinacea
read-a-bit
Neckarhex

Journal Entry 3 by Tiamat-muc from München, Bayern Germany on Wednesday, January 07, 2009
angekommen - vielen Dank! Und welch ein cool gestalteter Umschlag!

10.05. wird nun endlich begonnen...

01.06. So lang hab ich noch NIE für ein Buch gebraucht - schon gar nicht für einen PRATCHETT!!! Zuerst mal bin ich gar nicht reingekommen. Woran es lag? Keine Ahnung. Ich kenne mich vielleicht auch mit dem Verlagswesen nicht so sehr aus, habe vielleicht die sonst so zahlreichen Anspielungen nicht verstanden. Dabei liebe ich den Vampir! Zum anderen fand ich den Rest der Charaktere wenig ansprechend. Oder es lag einfach daran, dass ich auch generell keine Zeit für (und dadurch auch keine rechte Lust auf) Bücher hatte. Soll es ja auch geben. Vielleicht gibt es auch einen Zusammenhang zwischen unseren paar Pfunden zuviel und dem Lesen - während der letzten 2-3 Wochen, in denen ich kaum gelesen habe, habe ich fast 4 Kilo abgenommen. Und ich dachte immer, Buchstaben wiegen nix. Aber vielleicht sind die ja doch aus Blei... *grübel*

Ach ja, sorry, dass der Eintrag nicht auf englisch ist, aber ich hab momentan nicht nur kaum Lust zu lesen, sondern auch keine auf schreiben.

Journal Entry 4 by Tiamat-muc at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Bayern Germany on Wednesday, June 17, 2009

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Und wieder auf der Reise

Journal Entry 5 by Sao-Diego12548 from Köpenick, Berlin Germany on Sunday, July 05, 2009
Das Buch ist gut angekommen und wurde sogleich gelesen. Einem Pratchett kann ich einfach nicht wiederstehen.
Es war wieder einmal großartig, aber ich hab auch nicht wirklich etwas anderes erwartet. Vielen vielen Dank, ich hatte mächtig Spaß mit dem Buch.

PM geht an boagat betr. der Weiterreise...

Journal Entry 6 by erinacea at Friedrichshain, Berlin Germany on Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Sao-Diego12548 was nice enough to bring this book along to yesterday's private meeting. I'm looking forward to reading it. The first page looks promising indeed, but I'll have to finish a fat thriller first and possibly another (smaller) ring book. Thanks for including me, boagat!

Journal Entry 7 by erinacea at Friedrichshain, Berlin Germany on Tuesday, July 20, 2010
That W. de Worde sure does have a way with words. Loads of witty word play elsewhere, too, which I enjoyed tremendously. Kinda makes the book(s) hard to translate, I'd expect. I still think that Brandhorst is doing a really good job, considering, but everyone's who's ever nagged me about reading the originals has got a point or two. (And how I hate to be wrong about stuff like that.)

Of all the Pratchett books I've ever read this is the one I liked second-best. (Then again, I haven't read all that many and this is the first one in English, so it's a bit of a skewed competition.) I spent a lot of the recent evenings reading in the park where by now I'm probably known as the Madly Giggling Book Woman. :)

Not entirely sure which part I liked best. My favourite characters were Gaspode and Sacharissa. Also, for some reason I really liked the City Watch and can't wait to hear more about them. (Um, make that, I literally couldn't wait, since I've already started listening to the audio files. He.) And I finally got to meet Vetinari whom I'd only heard about before. Um, nothing but good, of course. *coughs* In fact, I don't think I've ever spent any significant amount of time in Ankh-Morpork itself. Sure, I've passed through a couple of times but the books I've read all focused on other areas of the Discworld. I'm surprised to see it's a thriving city with such, ahem... enterprising citizens.

Misters Pin and Tulip got on my nerves after a while, as did Slant, of course. (I don't have much patience with lawyers, dead or alive, in any case.) That said, the funniest bit was courtesy of Mr. Tulip's propensity for swearing:

"It was an instrument for -ing young ladies!"
"My word, was it? I thought it was just a sort of early piano."


That doesn't really jive with everyone wondering what "-ing" might mean, but it certainly had me cackling wildly. One of the untranslateables, of course.

Also, I loved the cover. I had fun working out the identities of the depicted characters as the book progressed. :)

On the downside, after finally having seen the light I don't think I can go back to peacefully reading Pratchett in German... thanks for that. *grumbles*

No, really, thank you for sharing with me! :D

EDIT October 2017: Years later I bought a copy of my own and reread the book.

Journal Entry 8 by erinacea at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Berlin Germany on Friday, August 06, 2010

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Sent along to read-a-bit. Have fun reading!

And thanks again for sharing this ring with me. Turned my reading world upside down, it did, and Pratchett is now definitely one of my favourite authors.

Journal Entry 9 by read-a-bit at Bremen, Bremen Germany on Monday, August 09, 2010
Gut in meinem Postfach eingetrudelt. Danke dafür! Wird gleich nach Soul Music gelesen.

edit 21.09.10: enjoyed this one again (unlike Good Omens). Liked the idea about Ankh Morpork getting its own newspaper(s). And the way Pratchett puts it into place. Therefore 7 stars.

Journal Entry 10 by read-a-bit at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Bremen Germany on Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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On its way to Neckarhex.

Journal Entry 11 by siljan at Sinsheim, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Wohlbehalten bei uns (Neckarhex und siljan) eingetroffen, vielen Dank fürs Schicken!

Released 8 yrs ago (10/13/2010 UTC) at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany

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Leider ist das Prinzip "Ring mit befristeter Lesezeit" im Moment nicht mit den Vorstelllungen meines Arbeitgebers kompatibel, weshalb das Buch nun ungelesen zum nächsten Ringteilnehmer reist. Viel Spaß beim Lesen!

Journal Entry 13 by jokey at Harxheim, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Wednesday, October 20, 2010
20.10.10: The book arrived yesterday, thanks for sending!

Journal Entry 14 by jokey at Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Saturday, May 25, 2013

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Leider "kann" ich T Pratchett nur auf Deutsch...

Journal Entry 15 by wingcoco7wing at Sprendlingen, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Saturday, May 25, 2013
Beim Meetup eingesackt. Wunderbar, denn das ist das Buch, das Mrcoco als nächstes braucht.

Journal Entry 16 by wingcoco7wing at Sprendlingen, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Monday, March 23, 2015
This book is a bit slow, and despite the great word plays it felt a bit boring. I loved the fact that the printer dwarf's name is Goodmountain!

Journal Entry 17 by wingcoco7wing at Bookcrossing Convention 2015 in Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Monday, April 06, 2015

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From someone's wishlist. Enjoy reading.

Journal Entry 18 by inkognitoh at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, April 11, 2015
Very generously passed on to me at the 2015 Bookcrossing Convention in Oxford, UK. Thank you very much for thinking of my wish list.

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