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Postby greebo550 » Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:04 pm

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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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:00 pm

Couldn't agree more Greebo550! Welcome to the site! :)
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Postby Tiffany » Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:29 pm

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.
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Postby mattygroves » Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:33 pm

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.

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Postby Tiffany » Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:02 pm

When he had to bury his people, that was so sad, I cried too, Matty. He was so alone then.
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Postby chris.ph » Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:21 pm

sorry to say this i still havent finished it have read about ten books since starting it :oops:
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Postby Tiffany » Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:34 pm

Oh! Chris, get on & read all of it, please. :D
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Postby bogieman » Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:53 am

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 :D
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Postby crossword.bob » Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:14 pm

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,

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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:13 am

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

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Postby chris.ph » Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:24 pm

welcome to the site bob :)
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Postby hgtodd » Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:20 am

:lol: 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.
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Postby chris.ph » Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:59 am

welcome to the site hgtodd :)
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:43 pm

hgtodd wrote::lol: I must do the open-top-bus tour of Ankh-Morpork next hols.


Now there's a thought! :lol: Wonder who'd run such a tour???

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Postby chris.ph » Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:32 pm

got 2b cmot tours :lol:
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