I just finished it this afternoon. Interesting. I would have preferred another Discworld novel, but any Pratchett is better than no Pratchett. A fun little story, with some good lessons in it. I see it as a good book for kidlets who have read the Tiffany Aching books, but aren’t quite ready for the full Disc.
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any Pratchett is better than no Pratchett.
I’m with you there. Now I will have to go get a copy…
Has anyone heard how he is doing, as far as his health is concerned?
He is unable to use a keyboard anymore. He has to dictate the stories to someone, which may explain why Making Money was less than thrilling.
Nation isn’t released here yet. It may be a long time, as I can’t even find any information on publishing dates.
The joys of Amazon.uk.
International shipping is quite reasonable, really.
You have no idea how much that sentence makes my heart hurt.
Any word on a North America release?
silenus, can you please give a quick blurb on the book itself?
Who, what, where, the basics.
Basic outline: Girl, British, Victorian, one each. Sailing to meet Father, who is Ambassador to East Bumfuck, South Pacific. Boy, native, one each. On way back to island home after manhood ritual. Big-ass wave. Penis ensues. Add in cannibals, talkative dead ancestors, a parrot that would be a perfect fit in a bordello, Death (Different name, different attitude. Doesn’t speak LIKE THIS.), and beer.
It seems I may have misinterpreted an earlier article on his status, he’s in a better state than I thought.
You could make a case that it relieves social unrest . . .