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Review ´ Nation Author Terry Pratchett ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ ❴Read❵ ➲ Nation Author Terry Pratchett – When a giant wave destroys his entire Nation his family and everyone he has ever known Mau finds himself totally alone Until he meets Daphne daughterVivors arrive to take refuge on the island and not all of them are friendlyIn Nation Pratchett bring us a novel that is both witty and wise encompassing themes of death and nationhood while also being extremely funn. Young Mau is a boy living on an island he knows only as the Nation He has been sent to the Boy's Island where he must survive until he can using only the tools of the island build a canoe that will take him on the return voyage to the Nation By doing so he will prove that he is a man and the village will celebrate as he sheds his boy's soul and takes on his man's soul Except when he returns there are no fires There are no feasts There is no one to welcome him home What is there is death destruction and the dawning realization that the Nation a powerful island tribe has now been reduced to a population of one If Mau dies then the Nation its heritage its ancestors its religion will die tooThis book had two strikes against it when I picked it up 1 it's marketed as young adult and 2 my one foray into Pratchett's writing The Color of Magic was underwhelming So Nation was a very pleasant surprise This isn't young adult literature in the sense that it's written strictly for a younger audience but I think it has been labeled as such because the protagonist is young and now that no one is there to perform the rituals that will draw his man's soul to him wonders if he'll always be than a boy but less than a manWhat seems to be a deceptively simple adventure tale on the surface has levels of complexity as it explores issues tied to colonialism existentialism feminism and racism and one must admit that's an impressive collection of isms As Mau works tirelessly to bury the bodies at sea according to custom he begins to as so many do after a traumatic and life altering crisis uestion the gods and everything he's ever been taught to believe in This confrontation with the void is complicated by the fact that Mau suddenly hears what may be the voices of the gods speaking directly to him When he comes into contact with whites he uestions whether or not his people who seemed to have everything were really inferior savages Now if all that sounds terribly tedious and didactic to you WAIT THERE'S MORE There's also action adventure romance and humor There are tsunamis shipwrecks mutineers kings secret passages sharks beer cannons and a foul mouthed parrot And there's a damsel who can take care of herself thank you very muchAnd that's the wonderful thing about this book It causes the reader to think while being entertained And Pratchett accomplishes all of this without being preachy or trying to substitute his answer for your own In fact his message seems to be that you must have faith in something whether it's a god a science or a nation As long as what you believe in is good and furthers mankind your faith is not wasted Perhaps his stance is best summed up by one of the characters Everything I know makes me believe Imo the god of the islanders is in the order that is inherent amazingly in all things and in the way the universe opens to our uestioning When I see the shining path over the lagoon on an evening like this at the end of a good day I believe I just believe You know in things generally That works too Religion is not an exact science Sometimes of course neither is science 366In Nation as in life there are no easy answers but as in life it's one helluva rideCross posted at This Insignificant Cinder and at Shelf Inflicted

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When a giant wave destroys his entire Nation his family and everyone he has ever known Mau finds himself totally alone Until he meets Daphne daughter of a colonial Governor and the sole survivor from a shipwreck The. Dear Terry Pratchett It is entirely unfair that every book of yours I read increases my estimation for you At some point you will no longer be able to live up to my expectations and on that day I am probably going to crySincerely Cait who is EDIT thinking about getting got a hermit crab tattooI kind of don't want to talk about the plot because Native boy and English girl survive tsunami build empire of survivors and create a nation of science does not convey how awesome it all is Guys this book is fantastic It's about coming of age religion science culture exploration tsunamis the South Pacific mysterious powers behind the throne and also and if you needed an also I am going to point out that you and I might not be able to be friends any there are tree climbing octopodes Listened to the audiobook May 19 and this book is still fantastic The footnotes are awkward in audio but otherwise no complaintsSeriously what can you ask

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Nation Author Terry PratcheY have no common language no common culture but together they discover some remarkable things like how to milk a pig and why spitting in beer is a good idea and must try and forge a new kind of Nation Then other sur. Terry Pratchett is a weird and wonderful writer; his style is completely uniue There really is no other author uite like him and there will probably never be another a true orginal His humour is so strange but remarkably witty Some of the metaphors he uses are just plain genius This is the first Terry Pratchett book I read and I really do need to go and read some This novel takes place on a wacky island full of strange creatures and even stranger people The island's bananas are pink the trees secrete poison it has tree climbing octopus and stones that are worshipped as gods by the inhabitants Doesn't it just sound like a great place Unfortunately for Mau one of two protagonists in this novel his tribe is wiped out by a great wave that surges all nearby land “He could see that the village had gone The wave had sliced it off the island A few stumps marked the place the long house had stood since for ever The wave had torn up the reef A wave like that would not have even noticed the villageOn the other hand the island itself remains intact Mau however doesn’t have a soul He was completing his initiation to manhood when the wave struck; he didn’t get chance to finish as the initiators all died leaving his transcendence incomplete What’s the poor half man to do He concocts a death wish plain and simple There’s no reason to live any Well until the second protagonist’s boat Sweet Jude shipwrecks her on the island Ermintrude later called Daphne is a trouserwoman a person from civilisation who is not a tribal and is defined by her culture's wearing of trousers uite funny really these people are silly trousermen and silly trouserwomen well at least they are to Mau Pratchett has created a brilliant narrative voice for Mau that is ever so evocative of his innocence and of his humorous perceptions of westerners Ermintrude almost shoots him when they first meet and the poor lad thinks the gun is a “spark maker” to help with building fires Is this a frown at imperialism I think so Ermintrude is also a lady who loves to use the etiuette her Grandmother has taught her uite the contrast to Mau’s tribal standards After the two get over their first hilariously embarrassing attempts of communication and manage to gain a small degree of understanding of one another they must try to survive on the remains of the wonderful island No easy task considering another bunch of people wash up on island including a wise old priest a pregnant mute woman and eventually another family group This is foreshadowed by the approaching cannibalistic raiders that want to kill everyone on the island Mau and Daphne must solidify their newly forming culture with the remains of the old one and learn to surviveThis book was great The writing was superb the plot exciting and the characters well rounded and funny More importantly however Terry pratchett is an uplifting change to those novelists who take themselves too seriously I should read books like this books that are random and odd Here's a picture of a bird