Terry Pratchett | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Helen Falconer

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Terry Pratchett.
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Critical Review by Helen Falconer

SOURCE: Falconer, Helen. “Speaking Truth to Power.” Guardian (18 November 2000): 10.

In the following review of The Truth, Falconer holds that Pratchett's abilities as a political satirist are growing.

Terry Pratchett is famous for writing comic fantasy, but there is more to him than that—he has developed into a scathing political satirist. Thus, despite there being plenty of wizards around in Discworld adept at turning one element into another, in this 25th novel in the series [The Truth] those conjuring gold from lead are messing with reality in a far more dangerous way—they are producing Ankh-Morpork's first daily newspaper.

Young, earnest William de Worde is proud of his one-sheet, hand-engraved newsletter. He is proud that it always gets its facts right (as far as he can tell). And he is proud of its...

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