Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Nation by Terry Pratchett


Nation is a thrilling read, exciting, touching and interesting. Mr Pratchett's humour does poke through in places, which is a shame as it is out of place in this novel. Similarly his alternate world / real science name dropping does not really work for me, but these are minor gripes at a well paced and intricately plotted story.

As ever Mr Pratchett's handling of the big issues of belief, death, love and even duty are deft, easy to agree with and enjoyable.


In the Corgi edition
P 159
Mau knew how to make a spear
P 241
will do anything to make it stop
P 296
wasps wasp
P 333
roughage (anachronism)
P 389
picked pickled