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greebo550

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Had some spare time yesterdy and started to read Nation. Could not put it down!! Finished it all in one go! Fantastic story, a real good spin off for Mr Pratchett. It just goes to show what a marvellous imagination The Man has.Could not fault it,if you are a fan, for Om's sake read it.The ending is a proper lump in the throat job.I'm just sorry that I read it so quick.Should be made into a film.[/b]
 
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Hi Greebo550. I read it in practically one sitting too. A very different book to Terry Pratchett's usual style, but I loved it as well.
 

mattygroves

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Everything - the names (Mau = Man) and the loneliness, and the thoughts on imperialism and religion and interpersonal relationships and loss....

Simply superb.

I cried from start to finish the first time I read it.

* sniff *
 
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When he had to bury his people, that was so sad, I cried too, Matty. He was so alone then.
 
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Oh! Chris, get on & read all of it, please. :laugh:
 
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I read it a few weeks ago and sorry to say it was not my type of story, I shall not read it again :(

But never mind we cant like everything :laugh:
 
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Hi,

I thought Nation was fantastic - full of pathos, surprises, smiles, sobs, and occasionally outright giggles.

Unfortunately ruined by the ending - not what happens, but the occurrence of the word "octopi" within the last 20 or so pages. Naughty Mr. Pratchett needs to check his plurals ;)

Tongue no longer in cheek though, the book was a a joy start to finish. I can see why it might not be the hot beverage of choice for all his fans, but it smacks of a book he felt he needed to write, and I'm extremely glad he did.

All the best,

Bob.
 

Tonyblack

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I agree Bob - it did seem like a book he 'had' to write and I think it needed to be off Discworld.

Welcome to the site. :laugh:
 

hgtodd

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:laugh: Thought the book was great - as usual. Just love getting a new TP book on Christmas morning. It seems like I am just always waiting for the next one to come out - keep em coming Terry! and hope you are keeping well. Couldn't put Nation down - except to get more wine and munchies of course! The characters are always so good you just want to meet these people. I must do the open-top-bus tour of Ankh-Morpork next hols.
 

Tonyblack

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hgtodd said:
:laugh: I must do the open-top-bus tour of Ankh-Morpork next hols.
Now there's a thought! :laugh: Wonder who'd run such a tour???

Welcome to the site.
 

hgtodd

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chris.ph said:
got 2b cmot tours :laugh:
Cut Me Own Top Off?

:laugh: Very good. I can see that I am going to have to read all TP's books again to keep up with this witty banter. Good New Year to you all when it comes. luv Hx
 
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Hi everyone and a Happy New Year to you all.

I got in to TP when Pyramids came out and have been a fan ever since. Like I'm sure you all do, I read each and every book again and again.

Having just finished Nation, I'd like to make a couple of comments about it.

At first I was shocked when I realised it wasn't a Discworld story, but I really enjoyed it

It seemed to me to be a cross between "The God Delusion" and "Fingerprints of the Gods". I found it very anti-religion (more so than usual) and in particular it seemed to be attacking all the crazy "Creationists".

What do you all think?
 
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every year I get the latest Pratchett book for Xmas from my mum and have normally finished it by Boxing Day. This year I didnt see my mum, and more importantly didnt get my new book, til New Years Eve so I am a bit later than normal finishing it.

It was a great book, not laugh out loud funny like a few of his books but still a great read and the quality that I have come to expect from Mr, oops sorry Sir Terry Pratchett
 

Tonyblack

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Glad you liked it. It's a very thoughtful book that explores some interesting consepts. :)
 

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