Thief of Time: A Novel of Discworld

4,25 valoración promedio
( 48.392 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780062307392: Thief of Time: A Novel of Discworld

Time itself is threatened— and it's up to the History Monks to save it in Terry Pratchett's bestselling Discworld® series

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 never having enough of it.

While everyone 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 . . .

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Review:

If you were helpless with laughter over Shanghai Noon, enjoy satirical British humor and terrible puns, or just need your Pratchett fix, grab this book. Unfamiliar with Terry Pratchett and his Discworld series? It's time to discover one of the funniest, most literate, and most thought-provoking authors writing today.

The Monks of History live in a Tibetan sort of area known as "enlightenment country." Their job: "to see that tomorrow happens at all." A mysterious Lady wants time-obsessed Jeremy Clockson to build a totally accurate glass clock. It will trap time and stop it, eliminating humanity's irritating unpredictability. This would make the Auditors, who observe the universe and enforce the rules governing it, very happy. It would also put Death out of a job, which the Grim Reaper isn't happy about. Fortunately, the History Monks have encountered this situation before; in fact, Lu Tze, the Sweeper, has personally dealt with it before. Even better, he has a new, gifted apprentice, Lobsang Ludd, the "thief of time." This time, they'll stop trouble before it can start! To add chaos to the mix, there's the Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse--the one who quit before they became famous.

Although there are 25 other Discworld novels and many of the characters appeared first in previous books, you don't need to have read even one to enjoy The Thief of Time. (If you're the sort of reader who hates to miss any references, you might want to track down a copy of The Discworld Companion.) As a bonus, this book is a painless introduction to what quantum physics says about the nature of time. --Nona Vero

From the Back Cover:

“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, Times on Saturday

“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

“The unique selling point of the Discworld novels is their irony, allied to lashings of broad pantomime humour.” — TES

“Fans look to him for brilliantly funny dialogue, high peaks of imagination and a sense of participating in events which are strange, yet filled with everyday occurrences — the real world in disguise.” — The Times

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Pratchett, Terry
ISBN 10: 0062307398 ISBN 13: 9780062307392
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2014. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería VC-9780062307392

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 4,14
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,40
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Pratchett, Terry
ISBN 10: 0062307398 ISBN 13: 9780062307392
Nuevos Cantidad: 5
Librería
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 21391801-n

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 5,32
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,25
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Pratchett, Terry
Editorial: Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0062307398 ISBN 13: 9780062307392
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Harper Collins Publishers. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 0062307398

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 5,09
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,98
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Pratchett, Terry
ISBN 10: 0062307398 ISBN 13: 9780062307392
Nuevos Cantidad: 16
Librería
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2014. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería IB-9780062307392

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 4,91
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,40
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Terry Pratchett
Editorial: Harper, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 0062307398 ISBN 13: 9780062307392
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Harper, United States, 2014. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reissue. Language: English . Brand New Book. Time itself is threatened-- and it s up to the History Monks to save it in Terry Pratchett s bestselling Discworld(R) series 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 never having enough of it. While everyone 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 . . . Nº de ref. de la librería ABZ9780062307392

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 8,48
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Terry Pratchett
Editorial: Harper, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 0062307398 ISBN 13: 9780062307392
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Harper, United States, 2014. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reissue. Language: English . Brand New Book. Time itself is threatened-- and it s up to the History Monks to save it in Terry Pratchett s bestselling Discworld(R) series 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 never having enough of it. While everyone 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 . . . Nº de ref. de la librería ABZ9780062307392

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 8,49
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Pratchett, Terry
Editorial: Harper (2014)
ISBN 10: 0062307398 ISBN 13: 9780062307392
Nuevos Mass Market Paperback Cantidad: 6
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Harper, 2014. Mass Market Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería 0062307398

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 6,95
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 1,69
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Pratchett, Terry
Editorial: Harper
ISBN 10: 0062307398 ISBN 13: 9780062307392
Nuevos MASS MARKET PAPERBACK Cantidad: 1
Librería
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Harper. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0062307398. Nº de ref. de la librería Z0062307398ZN

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 8,76
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Pratchett, Terry
Editorial: Harper
ISBN 10: 0062307398 ISBN 13: 9780062307392
Nuevos MASS MARKET PAPERBACK Cantidad: 1
Librería
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Harper. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0062307398. Nº de ref. de la librería Z0062307398ZN

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 8,76
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Pratchett, Terry
Editorial: Harper
ISBN 10: 0062307398 ISBN 13: 9780062307392
Nuevos MASS MARKET PAPERBACK Cantidad: 1
Librería
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Harper. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0062307398. Nº de ref. de la librería Z0062307398ZN

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 8,76
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda