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The Long Earth de Terry Pratchett
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The Long Earth (edició 2013)

de Terry Pratchett (Autor)

Sèrie: The Long Earth (1)

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1916: The Western Front. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong and the wind in the leaves. Where have the mud, blood, and blasted landscape of no-man's-land gone? For that matter, where has Percy gone? 2015: Madison, Wisconsin. Police officer Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive--some say mad, others allege dangerous--scientist who seems to have vanished. Sifting through the wreckage, Jansson find a curious gadget: a box containing some rudimentary wiring, a three-way switch, and a potato. It is the prototype of an invention that will change the way humankind views the world forever. The "stepper" enables a person using it to step sideways into another America, another wherever that person happened to be, another Earth. And if the person using it keeps on stepping, they keep on entering even more Earths. This is the Long Earth. And the further away a stepper travels, the stranger -- and sometimes more dangerous -- the Earths become.… (més)
Membre:verbatrium
Títol:The Long Earth
Autors:Terry Pratchett (Autor)
Informació:Harper (2013), Edition: Reissue, 418 pages
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The Long Earth de Terry Pratchett

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  4. 10
    Replay de Ken Grimwood (sandpiper)
    sandpiper: Wonderful science fiction classic about a man who keeps reliving his life.
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Es mostren 1-5 de 178 (següent | mostra-les totes)
I've had this on my to-read list since it was announced, and decided to get the audio version after I had eye surgery and couldn't read. First, it's not Pratchett - not the Pratchett I love. While it's not a 'bad' book, it's not what i had hoped. It is more of a long commentary on society, with no real climax or resolution. It was interesting enough to finish, but not a great enjoyment to read. It kept me entertained enough while recovering, but not as engaging as it could have been. The use of cliches was distracting. almost every paragraph manages to insert a common 'saying' or phrase, and it comes across badly after a few chapters as i began to notice them more and more. i havent read much by Baxter, perhaps this is more his stye. Bottom line, don't get this expecting another Pratchett gem. ( )
  reneeg | Dec 25, 2021 |
Well-thought-out book that was much more interesting than I originally expected it to be. Lots of intriguing ideas, although I'm a little concerned how they'll be able to carry this concept for 4? more books. ( )
  KrakenTamer | Oct 23, 2021 |
This has an amazing universe, solid writing, and one hell of an ending. All of which would normally make it a 4 or 5 for me. However, there were two factors which diminished my pleasure in this book.

First, I never felt any sort of emotional connection with any of the characters. They are interesting, but I don't really feel anything for them. Second, it felt like an introduction. I suppose to a certain extent it is. However, I like a book, even if it's part of a series, to feel like a whole story. This didn't for me.

I'm still gonna read the next book, mind you. It's not like I hated it. :D ( )
  Zoes_Human | Sep 9, 2021 |
I was hoping for a Terry Pratchett book, but got a mediocre Baxter novel with a cliffhanger. I don't think I will bother with the sequel. ( )
  Enno23 | Aug 15, 2021 |
In this rather odd little novel people have discovered 'stepping' -- that is -- shifting from one earth to another. The difference is that these earths, while mostly full of living creatures, has no other homo sapiens as far as anyone knows. There are some other evolving intelligent creatures, singing trolls, and creepy planet of the apes types who prey on others by stepping in and out and so sneaking up on you. I believe that Pratchett wrote the story about Lopsang and Josh, a 'natural' stepper, who set out to see if the Earths go on into infinity or come to an end. What they find surprises them, of course. Baxter, I am sure, wrote the more practical story of a family who leave to colonize one of these worlds, from the POV of the daughter. I was disturbed by one aspect of this plot, that this family left behind their son who was stepping-allergic. I simply cannot imagine that anyone would do this to their child. I could see, perhaps, waiting for the child to be adult enough and also OK with their departure, maybe? But no, it was a big mistake, one shark in the pool too many for me. The best part are Lopsang (a AI with the soul of a Tibetan monk) and Joshs' relationship and their travels and discoveries and adventures. *** ( )
  sibylline | May 16, 2021 |
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The Long Earth is a short read: the pages riffle past and there's much to enjoy. The dialogue is a bit Hollywood 101, and much of it is characters explaining things to other characters, sometimes at great length ("Why are you telling me all this?" Joshua asks at one point, with apparent ingenuousness). But it's a charming, absorbing and somehow spacious piece of imagineering for all that.
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Terry Pratchettautor primaritotes les edicionscalculat
Baxter, Stephenautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
Stevens, Michael FentonNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat

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1916: The Western Front. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong and the wind in the leaves. Where have the mud, blood, and blasted landscape of no-man's-land gone? For that matter, where has Percy gone? 2015: Madison, Wisconsin. Police officer Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive--some say mad, others allege dangerous--scientist who seems to have vanished. Sifting through the wreckage, Jansson find a curious gadget: a box containing some rudimentary wiring, a three-way switch, and a potato. It is the prototype of an invention that will change the way humankind views the world forever. The "stepper" enables a person using it to step sideways into another America, another wherever that person happened to be, another Earth. And if the person using it keeps on stepping, they keep on entering even more Earths. This is the Long Earth. And the further away a stepper travels, the stranger -- and sometimes more dangerous -- the Earths become.

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