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Summary Nation by Terry Pratchett Summary Nation by Terry Pratchett 108 Vivors 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 D P. Modaffs S. DeWines J Butlers Organizational Communication(Organizational Communication on the island and not all Globine, ki so nas rodile of them are friendlyIn Nation Pratchett bring us a novel that is both witty and wise encompassing themes Sons Of Chance of death and nationhood while also being extremely funn. Young Mau is a boy living In the Hand of the Goddess on an island he knows Beneath The UnderdogHis World As Composed By Mingus only as the Nation He has been sent to the Boy s Island where he must survive until he can using Wes only the tools Rayon beauté of the island build a canoe that will take him تاريخ الغوص على اللؤلؤ في الكويت والخليج العربي 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 Haji Backpacker on his man s soul Except when he returns there are no fires There are no feasts There is no Celebrity Inc 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 Bully of The Crime Code 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 Language and Literacy 7th Edition one foray into Pratchett s writing The Color The Last Girl My Story of Captivity and My Fight Against the Islamic State 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 TharnType Story 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 Se intorc mortii acasa on the surface has levels Les mots sont des fenêtres (ou bien ce sont des murs) of complexity as it explores issues tied to colonialism existentialism feminism and racism and The Rumbling Island one must admit that s an impressive collection Les mots sont des fenêtres (ou bien ce sont des murs) 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 Cómo mejorar tu ciclo menstrual: Tratamiento natural para mejorar las hormonas y la menstruación (Spanish Edition) of the gods speaking directly to him When he comes into contact with whites he uestions whether Notre maître le temps, les astres et les heures, einstein ou bergson ? 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 Forever Yours Blackwood Series #4 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 Humanity in Warfare of this without being preachy Lights Camera uince Amigas #2 or trying to substitute his answer for your Ibn Ḥazm on the lawfulness of women attending prayers in the mosque own In fact his message seems to be that you must have faith in something whether it s a god a science A Spot of Bother 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 الثورة العربية الكبرى الحرب في الحجاز 1916م1918م one Manuel de droit international public of the characters Everything I know makes me believe Imo the god Heart Surgeon HeroHusband? of the islanders is in the Trixie and Katya's Guide to Modern Womanhood order that is inherent amazingly in all things and in the way the universe Mystery Ride opens to The Good News We Almost Forgot our uestioning When I see the shining path La Mennulara over the lagoon The Ascent of Wonder The Evolution of Hard SF on an evening like this at the end Somebody The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando of a good day I believe I just believe You know in things generally That works too Religion is not an exact science Sometimes Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy A Practitioner's Guide of course neither is science 366In Nation as in life there are no easy answers but as in life it s Les 110 règles d'or du management one helluva rideCross posted at This Insignificant Cinder and at Shelf Inflicted

Summary Nation by Terry Pratchett

Nation by Terry Pratchett

Summary Nation by Terry Pratchett Summary Nation by Terry Pratchett 108 Y 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 Hidden Omega of Nation Then The Homecoming other sur. Terry Pratchett is a weird and wonderful writer his style is completely uniue There really is no The Revealing Image Analytical Art Psychotherapy in Theory and Practice other author uite like him and there will probably never be another a true D P. Modaffs S. DeWines J Butlers Organizational Communication(Organizational Communication orginal His humour is so strange but remarkably witty Some Globine, ki so nas rodile 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 Sons Of Chance on a wacky island full In the Hand of the Goddess of strange creatures and even stranger people The island s bananas are pink the trees secrete poison it has tree climbing Beneath The UnderdogHis World As Composed By Mingus octopus and stones that are worshipped as gods by the inhabitants Doesn t it just sound like a great place Unfortunately for Mau Wes one Rayon beauté of two protagonists in this novel his tribe is wiped تاريخ الغوص على اللؤلؤ في الكويت والخليج العربي out by a great wave that surges all nearby land He could see that the village had gone The wave had sliced it Haji Backpacker 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 Celebrity Inc 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 Bully 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 The Crime Code 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 Language and Literacy 7th Edition of his innocence and The Last Girl My Story of Captivity and My Fight Against the Islamic State of his humorous perceptions TharnType Story 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 Se intorc mortii acasa over their first hilariously embarrassing attempts Les mots sont des fenêtres (ou bien ce sont des murs) of communication and manage to gain a small degree The Rumbling Island of understanding Les mots sont des fenêtres (ou bien ce sont des murs) of Cómo mejorar tu ciclo menstrual: Tratamiento natural para mejorar las hormonas y la menstruación (Spanish Edition) one another they must try to survive Notre maître le temps, les astres et les heures, einstein ou bergson ? on the remains Forever Yours Blackwood Series #4 of the wonderful island No easy task considering another bunch Humanity in Warfare of people wash up Lights Camera uince Amigas #2 on island including a wise Ibn Ḥazm on the lawfulness of women attending prayers in the mosque old priest a pregnant mute woman and eventually another family group This is foreshadowed by the approaching cannibalistic raiders that want to kill everyone A Spot of Bother on the island Mau and Daphne must solidify their newly forming culture with the remains الثورة العربية الكبرى الحرب في الحجاز 1916م1918م of the Manuel de droit international public old Heart Surgeon HeroHusband? 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 Trixie and Katya's Guide to Modern Womanhood odd Here s a picture Mystery Ride of a bird

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Summary Nation by Terry Pratchett Summary Nation by Terry Pratchett 108 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. Deciding what one reads for the uite particular milestone of the 1000th book read is uite something Whilst stats are never important in any area of life reading playing Cricket sex they are incredibly fun And let s face it 1000 is a ruddy good number The importance of reading a good book on the 1000th turn was pivotal because the past few books have been in a word direCharles Dickens was a good bet Charles Dickens is always a good bet Even when he dies and leaves a book unfinished he s still a good bet But Charles Dickens only really has a few ways of writing a few things to write about It was a slow world in 1854 Terry Pratchett on the other hand the ever funny ever real ever unashamed of voicing his views is also a good bet sort of Discworld is brilliant but this is not Discworld This is Other And past experience with PTerry s other was mixed at best Nation is an alternative history edition of a marooned Westerner and a native indigenous Great Southern Pelagic Ocean South Pacific Ocean island dweller On the surface it is a relative easy to read older children s book much in the same vain as his Tiffany Aching Discworld novels But as with all of PTerry s works scratch the surface just a little and you enter a world that is full of adult themes that we for some reason have initialised as being Too Grown Up For Kids And Therefore Should Never Be Mentioned In Front Of ThemDeath is a big part of PTerry s works We don t have the capitalised DEATH of Discworld but we still have the humour of death surrounding Mau There s nothing twee here which connects with the period this novel is set in 1860s and people died a lot Mostly of diseases Death was never a mythical beast who visited and left a shadow but instead it was dealt with Mau deals with it as does Daphne the Western cast away It is still dealt with calmly and there are no Lord of the Flies moments but the important thing is that it is dealt with It is fast paced with the occasional lull with no time for thoughts because of the situation except the really big thoughts that are impossible to ignore no matter how many dead relatives one must buryColonisation and Western approaches to dealing with Indigenous Peoples is also dealt with marvellously It s ridiculous to expect every Westerner to apologise for what their ancestors did but PTerry gives it a good go by offering up an alternative view of what should have happened It s also a good way of seeing how other cultures expect children to grow in to adults cutting out the society pressure of such a thing and instead giving Mau and Daphne to some extent the means of physically and mentally growing in to adults by forcing them to become adultsIt is one of those kid s books that does not talk down to them but instead talks them up It is full of character who embody something different yet are able to somehow work together for the same end It has goodies and baddies but also in betweenies which is rare in a kid s book It is likeable and clever but above all easy to read and understand It is very funny and very very Terry PratchettBlog Instagram Twitter Pinterest Shop Etsy