Thief Of Time

'This is the best Pratchett I've read' Sunday Telegraph The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is .

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407035282

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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'This is the best Pratchett I've read' Sunday Telegraph The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . Time is a resource. Everyone knows it has to be managed. You mess with it at your peril. You can let it move fast or slowly but what you mustn't do is allow it to stop. The Monks of History have the glamorous job of time management in the Discworld. They store it and pump it from the places where it's wasted (like the underwater - how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities, where there's never enough time. But with the construction of the world's first truly accurate clock starts a race against, well, time begins for History monk for Lu Tze and his suspiciously talented apprentice Lobsang Ludd. Because a truly accurate clock will stop time. And when time stands still, everything in human existence stops with it. Then, there really is no future. _________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Thief of Time is the fifth book in the Death series.

The Thief of Time

Brilliantly weaving history and personal experience, this is a dazzling story of love, murder, missed chances, treachery - and redemption. _______________ What readers are saying about Thief of Time: ***** 'Beautifully written with a story ...

Author: John Boyne

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407068873

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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'Extraordinary.... The various strands of the story are resolved with a stylish twist and genuine warmth.' The Sunday Express 'A minor masterpiece of organisation and historical sampling.' Time Out Matthieu Zela has lived his life well. In fact, he's lived several lives well. Because Matthew Zela's life is characterised by one amazing fact: his body stopped ageing before the end of the eighteenth century. Starting in 1758, a young Matthieu flees Paris after witnessing his mother's brutal murder. His only companions are his younger brother Tomas and one true love, Dominique Sauvet. The story of his life takes us from the French Revolution to 1920s Hollywood, from the Great Exhibition to the Wall Street Crash, and by the end of the twentieth century, Matthieu has been an engineer, a rogue, a movie mogul, a soldier, a financier, a lover to many, a cable TV executive and much more besides. Brilliantly weaving history and personal experience, this is a dazzling story of love, murder, missed chances, treachery - and redemption. _______________ What readers are saying about Thief of Time: ***** 'Beautifully written with a story that will stay with me for a very long time.' ***** 'Captivating from start to finish!' ***** 'Boyne is a born storyteller.' John Boyne's upcoming novel, THE ECHO CHAMBER, is available for pre-order now.

Thief of Time

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.

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 9780062307392

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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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 . . .



Thief of Time

Carefully reallocating the Time of Discworld to where it is most needed, Monk of History Lu-Tze and his apprentice Lobsang Ludd begin a literal race against time when the world's first truly accurate clock threatens to stop Time forever.

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781435274761

Category: Fiction

Page:

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Carefully reallocating the Time of Discworld to where it is most needed, Monk of History Lu-Tze and his apprentice Lobsang Ludd begin a literal race against time when the world's first truly accurate clock threatens to stop Time forever. Reprint.


A Thief of Time

New York Times Bestseller From New York Times bestselling author Tony Hillerman comes the eighth novel featuring Leaphorn and Chee as they find themselves in hot pursuit of a depraved killer. “All of Tony Hillerman’s Navajo tribal ...

Author: Tony Hillerman

Publisher: Harper Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780062895486

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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New York Times Bestseller From New York Times bestselling author Tony Hillerman comes the eighth novel featuring Leaphorn and Chee as they find themselves in hot pursuit of a depraved killer. “All of Tony Hillerman’s Navajo tribal police novels have been brilliant, but A Thief of Time is flat-out marvelous.”—USA Today At a moonlit Indian ruin where "thieves of time" ravage sacred ground in the name of profit a noted anthropologist vanishes while on the verge of making a startling, history-altering discovery. Amid stolen goods and desecrated bones, two corpses are discovered, shot by bullets fitting the gun of the missing scientist. There are modern mysteries buried in despoiled ancient places, and Navajo Tribal Policemen Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee must plunge into the past to unearth an astonishing truth and a cold-hearted killer. In his breakout novel, Hillerman paints a stunning portrait of the psychology of murder—and offers a heart-rending example of love and forgiveness.


The Thief of Time

What kind of practical failing is procrastination? Is it a form of weakness of will? Is it the product of fragmented agency? Is it a vice? Given the nature of procrastination, what are the most promising coping strategies?

Author: Chrisoula Andreou

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199826643

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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When we fail to achieve our goals, procrastination is often the culprit. But how exactly is procrastination to be understood? It has been described as imprudent, irrational, inconsistent, and even immoral, but there has been no sustained philosophical debate concerning the topic. This edited volume starts in on the task of integrating the problem of procrastination into philosophical inquiry. The focus is on exploring procrastination in relation to agency, rationality, and ethics-topics that philosophy is well-suited to address. Theoretically and empirically informed analyses are developed and applied with the aim of shedding light on a vexing practical problem that generates a great deal of frustration, regret, and harm. Some of the key questions that are addressed include the following: How can we analyze procrastination in a way that does justice to both its voluntary and its self-defeating dimensions? What kind of practical failing is procrastination? Is it a form of weakness of will? Is it the product of fragmented agency? Is it a vice? Given the nature of procrastination, what are the most promising coping strategies?


Xin shou si shen

本书讲述了:在碟形世界,有一群守护时间的僧侣,他们可以盗取,利用甚至是凝固时间.时间一旦静止,人类世界就会停止运行.时间盗贼企图控制时间,碟形世界又面临了新的威胁 ...

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher:

ISBN: 9787555909859

Category: Clocks and watches

Page: 345

View: 434

本书讲述了:在碟形世界,有一群守护时间的僧侣,他们可以盗取,利用甚至是凝固时间.时间一旦静止,人类世界就会停止运行.时间盗贼企图控制时间,碟形世界又面临了新的威胁.死神为了阻止阴谋,守护时间,开始了新的行动.苏珊也再次卷入其中,并找到了时间本身.





The Thief of Thoth

That was the aged red Supergiant, the star Astarte, wherefrom the system had originated in primordial times. Thieves' Haven, the outlaw planet, lay some seventeen thousand light-years towards the galactic Hub.

Author: Lin Carter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473220475

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Does crime pay - if a galaxy is the prize? What mysterious power emanated from the bejeweled crown of stars that rulers of three planets frantically sought its possession?