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    (Pdf Read) [Nation by Terry Pratchett] Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook õ Terry Pratchett 2016 Re read for Sci FiFantasy book clubSeriously does anyone else want to kick the Nobel Prize committee for not giving Pratchett the award? I wish this novel had been around when I was a kidolder reviewPhilip Pu

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    (Pdf Read) [Nation by Terry Pratchett] 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

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    Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook õ Terry Pratchett (Pdf Read) [Nation by Terry Pratchett] Deciding what one reads for the uite particular milestone of the 1000th book read is uite something Whilst stats are never important in any area of life reading playing Cricket sex they are incredibly fun And let's face it 1000 is a ruddy good number The importance of reading a good book on the 1000th turn was pivotal because the past few books have been in a word direCharles Dickens was a good bet Charles Dickens is al

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    (Pdf Read) [Nation by Terry Pratchett] 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 spectacul

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    Terry Pratchett õ 0 Read Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook õ Terry Pratchett (Pdf Read) [Nation by Terry Pratchett] Terry Pratchett is a weird and wonderful writer; his style is completely uniue There really is no other author uite like him and there will probably never be another a true orginal His humour is so strange but remarkably witty Some of the metaphors he uses are just plain genius This is the first Terry Pratchett book I read and I really do need to go and read some This novel takes place on a wacky island full of strange creatures and even

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    Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook õ Terry Pratchett (Pdf Read) [Nation by Terry Pratchett] 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 Wr

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    (Pdf Read) [Nation by Terry Pratchett] Brilliant Absolutely brilliant

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    Summary Nation by Terry Pratchett Terry Pratchett õ 0 Read Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook õ Terry Pratchett Young Mau is a boy living on an island he knows only as the Nation He has been sent to the Boy's Island where he must survive until he

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    Summary Nation by Terry Pratchett Terry Pratchett õ 0 Read Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook õ Terry Pratchett 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 there

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    (Pdf Read) [Nation by Terry Pratchett] Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook õ Terry Pratchett This is YA so I won't give it an official review but man is it top notch stuff Faith and desert islands Foul mouthed parrots and science It's a little like Swiss Family Robinson a little like Casablanca and a little like nothing I've read before Grand great stuff

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Nation by Terry Pratchett Read ë 100 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

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Nation by Terry Pratchett Read ë 100 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. 2016 Re read for Sci FiFantasy book clubSeriously does anyone else want to kick the Nobel Prize committee for not giving Pratchett the award I wish this novel had been around when I was a kidolder reviewPhilip Pullman is known perhaps infamously for His Dark Materials trilogy which has been attacked because of Pullman s atheist beliefs as well as the endorsement of atheism that book represents Pullman isn t the only writer to have been attacked due to his view on religion and I doubt that he will be the last one Of course he will undoubtedly be attacked this year because of his new book about Jesus and his buddy ChristI find it strange that there was barely a peep about the books until the movie came outThe problem as I see it with such fame as Pullman receives is that people get hot and bothered either condemning the work or justly defending the work So hot and bothered that books like Nation get overlooked In many ways this is good for no one is trying to ban the book In other ways it is bad for the book doesn t get the fame it deservesTerry Pratchett is a humanist writer of fantasy fiction He wouldn t call his work literature but many of his later novels either is literature or rests on literature s mutable border I ve been a huge fan of Pratchett since Wyrd Sisters made me laugh during a very tough time in my life Thanks Mom for giving the book to me Nation is the best thing that Pratchett has ever written Nation is LiteratureI m not sure if Nation was inspired by the Tsunami in Asia andor Pratchett receiving his medical news In truth I don t really care I do know for Pratchett himself has said it that Nation demanded to be told and he stopped other projects to write itSupposedly a children s book Nation tells the story of Mau who loses his whole Nation his whole tribe when a tsunami hits his island home Eventually Mau discovers Daphne a ghost girl who was washed up by the same wave What then follows is part Robinson Crusoe told from Friday s point of view part Swiss Family Robinson part Island of the Blue Dolphins and part religious and philosophical debatePratchett s novels work because each of his characters is like the reader or like someone the reader knows His characters are human and contain one or aspects of everyone Even Pratchett s most heroic or inhuman characters such as Carrot Rincewind or Death have human traits that effect how they act remember Death really likes cats Here in this book Pratchett presents multiple answers to the uestions Why do bad things happen to good people if there is a just god and How do you feel afterwardsBoth Mau and Daphne have tragically lost family Both of their reactions are human yet different from each other Both uestion the idea of god or in the case of Mau gods and faith Both arrive at different answers More importantly Pratchett doesn t preach he doesn t persuade He just wants the reader to think the conclusion is left up to the reader This makes the book totally honest for there is no clear cut answer to the first uestionBesides engaging the idea of the god debate Pratchett touches on another part of creation where do stories come from Are stories than just religion Is religion than story This comes as no surprise to the reader who has read the last two Science of Discworld booksDespite the tragic and bittersweet events of the story Pratchett s trademark humor including footnotes is present in full force Like his characters Pratchett s humor works because it contains an element of human truth As the following exchange showsDon t look backWhy notBecause I just did Run fasterThe tale of Mau and Daphne is an adventure tale of two teens surviving the aftermath of a natural disaster They most rebuild They must outwit cold blooded killers and hungry cannibal as well as the odd Grandfather Bird and tree climbing octopus It is a thrillingly story that closely honestly and fairly examines faith science and all in betweenOlder ReviewWhen Nation came out I was a bit disappointed that it wasn t a Discworld novelThen I read itIt s the best thing that Pratchett has ever writtenThe one thing about Terry Pratchett as Lawrence Watt Evans pointed out is that the only real difference between his adult books and his children books are the age of his protagonists There is no reason why an adult shouldn t treat this as a bookIt s a book everyone should readI suppose if Pratchett had the reputation or high profile of Philip Pullman or J K Rowling then there would be a huge cry of how this book should be snatched from the hands of impressable children before they learn how to think for themselves Maybe there is already such an outcry but I haven t heard anything Nation reminds me a bit of Island of the Blue Dolphins with much thrown in Pratchett addresses the big uestions of whether or not there is a god and if there is a god why do bad things happen Bad things happen in this book right from the start Pratchett deserves credit for not sugarcoating what happens but for also dealing with the deathes in a way that does not alienate or upset readers okay upset them too muchWhat Pratchett presents for the reader is a book about what extactly faith and life are When one reads Pullman it is uite easy to figure out where Pullman stands in regards to religion It is not easy to figure out where Pratchett stands One character has lost his faith but may or may not be talking to the gods Other characters have faith Neither character is seen as stupid or evil because of a belief or lack of belief In many ways Nation is a mature novel about faith than Pratchett s earlier tolerance novel Small GodsThis a powerful book and I hope it continues to fly under the radar of those people who think children shouldn t read books that make you thinkEveryone should read this book

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Nation by Terry Pratchett Read ë 100 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. 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

  • Mass Market Paperback
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  • Nation by Terry Pratchett
  • Terry Pratchett
  • English
  • 01 January 2020
  • 9780552557801