Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Discworld - The Ankh-Morpork Times

In The Truth, much of the underlying theme is seeing characters whose minds we've been inside of in previous books from the perspective of outsiders.  We know Vimes, Angua, and the Patrician, but now it's about how the common person interacts with them.

The Truth also adds additional acceleration to the technology of Ankh-Morpork and the Discworld.  We've had engraving and the printing press, but movable type is a big step.

Of course, we'll be learning why technology is so skewed after the end of Thief of Time.

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Recurring characters and themes in this book:

"Millennium hand and shrimp."
“Sixpence is sixpence.”
“A lie can run around the world while the truth is getting it’s boots on.”
Altogether Andrews
Angua, Sergeant
Ankh-Morpork
Arnold Sideways
Blind Io
Cabbage
Carrot Ironfoundersson, Captain
Carter of Lancre
Cheery LIttlebottom, Corporal
Charlie
Chrysoprase
Coffin Henry
Cut-Me-Own-Throat Dibbler
Death
Death of Rats
Detritus, Sergeant
Dis-organizer
Djelibeybi
Duck man
Events in Jingo
Events in Moving Pictures
Events in Soul Music
Fiddyment, Constable
Foul Ole Ron
Fred Colon, Sergeant
Gaspode
Harga / Harga's House of Ribs
Harry King
Havelock Vetinari, Patrician
Hobson's Livery Stable
Hughnon Ridcully, High Priest of Blind Io
Lady Margolotta of Uberwald
Lady Selachii
Lancre
Mr. Crisplock, Engraver’s Guild (Maskerade)
Mr. Hong and his fish shop
Mr. Slant
Mrs. Palm, Seamstressess’ Guild
Muntab / The Muntab Question
Mustrum Ridcully, Archchancellor UU
Nobby Nobbs, Corporal
Offler the Crocodile-Headed God
Omnia
Otto Chriek
Parrot labeled "Dog"
Queen Molly, Beggars’ Guild
Rufus Drumknott
Sacharisa Crisplock
Sam Vimes, Duke, Commander, Knight
Sto Helit
The Ramtops
Thatcher of Lancre
The Agatean Empire (IT)
The Alchemists’ Guild
The Ankh-Morpork Times
The Assassins’ Guild
The Beggars’ Guild
The Breccia
The Bucket
The Bursar, Dimwiddy
The Clacks
The Dowager Duchess of Quirm (GG)
The Dungeon Dimensions
The Engravers’ Guild
The Mended Drum
The Seamstresses’ Guild
The Thieves’ Guild
The Uberwald Temperance Movement
The Unorthodox Potato Church (named in Monstrous Regiment)
The Unreal Estate
Twurp’s Peerage
Uberwald
Unseen University
Verence II, King of Lancre
Weaver of Lancre
William deWorde
Wuffles

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