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August's Reading Power Book: Nation - Terry Pratchett

Posted by Reading Power from Cardiff - Published on 01/08/2014 at 15:29
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August's Reading Power Book Club selection is Nation by Terry Pratchett.

Pratchett was suggested at June's Sprout Editorial Group meeting and Mo at Cardiff Central Library said "What about Nation by Terry Pratchett? A comedy about the world ending after a tsunami?! The cover features a desert island which I thought was topical in this weather and with the beach in the bay!"

Here's the blurb...

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. They 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 survivors arrive to take refuge on the island, and not all of them are friendly...

In Nation Pratchett brings us a novel that is both witty and wise, encompassing themes of death and nationhood, while also being extremely funny.

You don't have to buy the book to take part in the club, just take a trip to your local library and borrow one for free (and we've been promised there's plenty of copies available).

Once you've read the book come back here and post your thoughts in the comments section below. Please note that you have to be signed in to comment - if you're not already a member of theSprout you can register here.

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