Friday, October 31, 2008

Nation

After a devastating tsunami destroys all that they have ever known, Mau, an island boy, and Daphne, an aristocratic English girl, together with a small band of refugees, set about rebuilding their community and all the things that are important in their lives. Visit Terry Pratchett's website.

6 comments:

Renee Farrah said...

...Leadership, fear, questioning authority, and a sense of wonder all come together to make an unforgettable journey.

Jennifer Miskec said...

...Dark and sometimes funny, this complex tale asks the reader to consider a variety of issues, from identity and tradition to faith and prejudice.

Paula Rohrlick said...

...A classic survival tale that offers laughs and much to mull over, this is a wonderfully entertaining novel...

Sue Giffard said...

...A rich and thought-provoking read.

Kirkus Reviews said...

...This is no heavy-toned tale: Tears and rage there may be in plenty, but also a cast of marvelously wrought characters, humor that flies from mild to screamingly funny to out-and-out gross, incredible discoveries, profound insights into human nature and several subplots-one of which involves deeply religious cannibals. A searching exploration of good and evil, fate and free will, both as broad and as deep as anything this brilliant and, happily, prolific author has produced so far.

librarycat said...

A great coming of age story about a boy and girl from two different cultures who are survivors of a devastating storm and shipwreck. I liked the way that they both tried to understand each other and worked together to survive. Very well written. 4 1/2 *****