Thief of Time: A Novel of Discworld

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Harper Collins, 13 okt. 2009 - 432 pagina's

Everybody wants more time, which is why on Discworld only the experts can manage it -- the venerable Monks of History who store it and pump it from where it's wasted, like underwater (how much time does a codfish really need?), to places like cities, where busy denizens lament, "Oh where does the time go?"

While everyone always talks about slowing down, one young horologist is about to do the unthinkable. He's going to stop. Well, stop time that is, by building the world's first truly accurate clock. Which means esteemed History Monk Lu-Tze and his apprentice Lobsang Ludd have to put on some speed to stop the timepiece before it starts. For if the Perfect Clock starts ticking, Time -- as we know it -- will end. And then the trouble will really begin...

 

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Gebruikersrecensie  - electrascaife - LibraryThing

Time falls in love with a human, and there is a child. And then The Auditors get involved and things start going pear-shaped. This is one of my favorite of the Discworld books so far: Death (my ... Volledige review lezen

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A young clockmaker is building the perfect timepiece, not realising that it will trap Time and end the world as we know it. A young apprentice History Monk is trying to stop him, with the help of Susan, granddaughter of Death (adopted). As usual, both funny and exciting. Volledige review lezen

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Pagina 3 - Nine-tenths of the universe, in fact, is the paperwork. And if you want the story, then remember that a story does not unwind. It weaves. Events that start in different places and different times all bear down on that one tiny point in space-time, which is the perfect moment. Suppose an emperor was persuaded to wear a new suit of clothes whose material was so fine that,
Pagina 181 - the end of the world?” IT IS THE END OF THE WORLD.
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Over de auteur (2009)

Sir Terry Pratchett was the internationally bestselling author of more than thirty books, including his phenomenally successful Discworld series. His young adult novel, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal, and Where's My Cow?, his Discworld book for “readers of all ages,” was a New York Times bestseller. His novels have sold more than seventy†five†million (give or take a few million) copies worldwide. Named an Officer of the British Empire “for services to literature,” Pratchett lived in England. He died in 2015 at the age of sixty-six.

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