Terry Pratchett Õ Nation Author Terry Pratchett Pdf
Download Nation Author Terry Pratchett Reader í 404 pages ï Terry pratchett Û 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 They Y 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 An excellent non Discworld book by Sir TerryAbout his 2008 publication Pratchett himself stated I believe that Nation is the best book I have ever written or will writeNation was an Honor Book in the 2009 Michael L Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature Nation also won the Brit Writer's Award Published Writer of the year 2010So what is all the fuss about?Taking a break from his fabulously well to do Discworld series Pratchett introduces us to an alternate history where young Ermintrude who calls herself Daphne is shipwrecked on a small South Pacific island home to MauWhat follows is I agree some of Pratchett's best writing fun fast moving thoughtful entertaining and inspiring138th in line to the English throne in what is in this time period to be about 1860 strange things happen not the least of which is a massive tidal wave that deposits Daphne in the middle of the island That same deadly wave has destroyed Mau's village and left him with the lonely business of cleaning things up and getting on with a life he is uncertain about Lonely that is until Daphne shows up as well as a steady flow of other islanders displaced by the storm looking for refuge in the tiny island that is known as The NationPratchett fills his jaunty narrative with hints of fantasy myth legend and enough feel good to fill up an ocean going sailing ship Exploring themes of family community loyalty and responsibility Pratchett has given us another great book to loveHighly recommended
Text â Nation Author Terry Pratchett Õ Terry Pratchett
Vivors 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
Kindle Nation Author Terry Pratchett
Nation Author Terry PratcheWhen 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?