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Nation (2008)

by Terry Pratchett

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After a devastating tsunami destroys all that they have ever known, Mau, an island boy, and Daphne, an aristocratic English girl, together with a small band of refugees, set about rebuilding their community and all the things that are important in their lives.
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This is the first Pratchett I've read, and based on this, I should probably try and pick up some others. ( )
  resoundingjoy | Jan 1, 2021 |
Wonderful! ( )
  Angel.Tatum.Craddock | Dec 17, 2020 |
The only Pratchett book I never really took to - it was a huge disappointment. ( )
  expatscot | Sep 1, 2020 |
Wow. This is quite possibly Terry Pratchett's best book to date. It's not a Discworld story -- it's set on an alternate version of Earth -- but like the Discworld books, it tells us a lot about ourselves by reflecting us in a funhouse mirror.

If you're a Pratchett fan, read this book as soon as you can. ( )
  pjohanneson | May 5, 2020 |
Outstanding. Thoroughly Pratchett, although not in his usual Discworld style (in the same universe, but more like some of the other tangential novels). Apparently Sir Pterry considered it to be his best.

(hiatus between start and finish; not that long a read) ( )
  librisissimo | Jan 30, 2020 |
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It's a complete departure for Pratchett and yet is recognizably him, on every page, writing with the same grace and wit we know from his other work. Highly recommended (and would make brilliant bedtime reading, too).
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Pratchett, Terryprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brehnkmann, PederTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Briggs, StephenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Couton, PatrickTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Duddle, JonnyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The snow came down so thickly, it formed fragile snowballs in the air that tumbled and melted as soon as they landed on the horses lined up along the dock. - Chapter 1
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