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Wings by Terry Pratchett
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Wings (original 1990; edition 1991)

by Terry Pratchett (Author)

Series: The Bromeliad (3)

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Three four-inch-high nomes, led by Masklin and aided by the tiny computer called Thing, set out on a dangerous journey, determined to contact the ship that brought them to Earth and to find a way home for all the nomes.
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Authors:Terry Pratchett (Author)
Info:Corgi (1991), Edition: New Edition, 175 pages
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A good quick enjoyable read. Up there with the first in the series. A clever writer. ( )
  SteveMcI | Aug 14, 2021 |
And the final one in the trilogy, where the nomes fulfil their destiny. Really enjoyed reading these to Milly, though I did get a bit sick of reading 'Arnold Bros est 1905' out loud. ( )
  AlisonSakai | Sep 3, 2020 |
I love these books so much and have reread them so many times, it is hard to write a review of them.

These books tell the story of the Nomes. When we first meet them, they are living in the mud near a motorway service station. By the end of the book, they have returned to their home in the stars. The journey between the two is a rollicking amusing tale of never giving up, the troubles of trying to get people to work together, wrestling with faith and discovering the world is much bigger than the Gods of your youth, but that the wisdom of the ancestors may still contain deep truths.

There are frogs who spend their whole lives in one flower. But some frogs, somewhere, choose to look over the rim...

(Wings is the one where they go to Florida and steal the space shuttle.) ( )
  atreic | May 8, 2019 |
More of the same - this book is set over the same period as Diggers, and ends about the same time as the two groups rejoin. Masklin gets his brain stretched even more - enough, even, to understand what Grimma was talking about. The thing with the frogs was rather silly, and heavy-handed (in case the _reader_ couldn't figure out what Grimma was talking about), but not terrible. ~**mipmip**~. I did like that it wasn't Masklin who started thinking about the other nomes; the other two stepped up while he was concentrating on other things (and Things). Overall, mildly enjoyable, though I doubt I'll bother to reread the series. ( )
2 vote jjmcgaffey | Apr 4, 2019 |
Time to leave the flower. ( )
  Fiddleback_ | Dec 17, 2018 |
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