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Terry Pratchett Writing Styles in The Truth: A Novel of Discworld

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Point of View

An impersonal but thoroughly bemused and opinionated narrator tells the story of The Truth from the third-person point of view. This perspective is omniscient with frequent and extended runs of a lively and first-person dialogue interspersed in between. The narrator seems to be aware that the twenty-first-century earthbound reader has much to learn about flat and magical Discworld. However by the twenty-fifth novel in the series, there is little attempt at filling in secondary details. Many of the minor characters in this novel are quite prominent in earlier tomes, but little or not background is provided on them.

 

The narrator makes rather frequent asides to the reader in order to provide useful bits of history, metaphysics, religion, magic, politics, and economy, but again fewer than in the early Discworld stories. The narrow focus on the introduction of movable type and the development of journalism creates somewhat...

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