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Reader Ô Nation Author Terry Pratchett 404 pages Download á ❰Download❯ ➵ Nation Author Terry Pratchett – Horticulturetrader.co.uk When a giant wave destroys his entire Nation his family and everyone he has ever known Mau finds himself totally alone Until he meets Daphne daughter of a colonial GoVivors arrive to take refuge on the island and not all of them are friendlyIn Nation Pratchett bring us a novel that is both witty and wise encompassing themes of death and nationhood while also being extremely funn I am a huge Terry Pratchett fan but have to admit I like his adult books best His YA writings like this one are simpler not as cynical and therefore not as funny Nevertheless they are still very goodNation begins with a tsunami which wipes out the residents of many islands including the one where Mau ends up being the only survivor A variety of refugees arrive over the following days and numerous entertaining events occur Pratchett does delve uite deeply into beliefs and the existence or otherwise of gods Mau considers at length what kind of gods would let so many people die The humour in the book comes mostly from the relationships and eventual understandings which develop between the islanders and the trouser people that's us people who wear trousersThis is a good book which just occasionally lets itself wander a bit too far too often into philosophising Still very good reading
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When a giant wave destroys his entire Nation his family and everyone he has ever known Mau finds himself totally alone Until he meets Daphne daughter of a colonial Governor and the sole survivor from a shipwreck The Dear Terry Pratchett It is entirely unfair that every book of yours I read increases my estimation for you At some point you will no longer be able to live up to my expectations and on that day I am probably going to crySincerely Cait who is EDIT thinking about getting got a hermit crab tattooI kind of don't want to talk about the plot because Native boy and English girl survive tsunami build empire of survivors and create a nation of science does not convey how awesome it all is Guys this book is fantastic It's about coming of age religion science culture exploration tsunamis the South Pacific mysterious powers behind the throne and also and if you needed an also I am going to point out that you and I might not be able to be friends any there are tree climbing octopodes Listened to the audiobook May 19 and this book is still fantastic The footnotes are awkward in audio but otherwise no complaintsSeriously what can you ask?
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Nation Author Terry PratcheY have no common language no common culture but together they discover some remarkable things like how to milk a pig and why spitting in beer is a good idea and must try and forge a new kind of Nation Then other sur Disclaimer I'm about to wax poetic in a totally corny way Just warning youI am and have been for years of the opinion that Pratchett is the best writer there is He continually serves up pitch perfect depictions of spectacular characters who are both wonderfully inventive and at the same time purposefully normal And in every book hidden in the hilarity and the side splitting satire is a perfect pearl of truth about human nature I remember when I first found one It was the slender and yet unbreakable thread connecting the commercial idiocy of our Christmas season with a sweaty desperate beast running for it's life through a winter night knowing its death was inevitable Hogfather was a revelation for me For years Pratchett fans have been telling anyone who will listen that only the jokes kept Pratchett from being called a literary genius by the mainstream For me Nation is the final proof No story that opens with such soul deep sorrow can be called a comedy There is some humor of course The foul mouthed parrot is hard to miss but even that has a somewhat sinister explanation This is the first Pratchett book that I had to finish in one sitting Always before they were savored over days I knew I could trust Disc World to be alright in the end and if some people met death in the process well he's a pretty good guy all around so where's the harm in that But Nation is not set on Disc World but much closer to home so I had to stay up until 315 AM to see how it all ended Death is a much scarier guy in this book although at the end much the same The pearl of wisdom in this book is not small and not hidden It's sitting right out there in the middle of the stage with flashing lights over its head This is about why we believe or choose not to believe In something In anything It's about us but then again it always is even when its also about trolls and dwarves And as always it is the characters that catch me Two seemingly normal individuals made extraordinary by circumstances and the way they react in those circumstances In the end I love Pratchett because he can show me characters that I know are human all the way to their toes and yet they give me hope Mau Vimes Granny Weatherwax even the Patrician they don't do what they do so that people will thank them appreciate them worship them They do what they do because it needs doing and no one else stood up for the job They do the hard jobs they give up certain niceties in life so that at the end of the day all is well not just for them but for everyone It gives me faith that somewhere in this world there are men and women like that It gives me hope that the human race as a whole might be worthwhile In the end all I can say is Terry Thanks