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......Continua
We finally get to know Susan better... and discover that she has feeling as well! ta dah! A very cool story whatsoever, funny and really really intriguing. loved it
Finally, a really good Susan book! I LOVE Susan, and I was so sad that I didn't like her books so much as on the first reading. Thief of time was better, tough. I love the idea of the body making the auditors human, of the five horsemen of the apocalypse, of Susan and Lobsang and of how it was almost a love story but it wasn't, and Lu-Tze of course! Good book, really good....Continua
All Pratchett books are exactly what you expect from them. :)
Elegant, beautiful and complex, this is a story which deals with complex issues which have confounded mankind since the beginning of time. And yet - surprise! It's an adventure, it's a comedy - it even has a soupcon of romance! In typical Pratchett style, this novel is not easily quantifiable as anything besides "wonderful."...Continua