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Truckers (The Bromeliad Trilogy Book 1)

Truckers (The Bromeliad Trilogy Book 1)

Auteur

Terry Pratchett

Eerste Uitgave

1989

Uitgave

1998

Uitgeverij

HarperTrophy

Vorm

roman

Taal

Engels

Bladzijden

278 bladzijden

Gelezen

2009-12-29

Score

9/10

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Under the floorboards of the Store is a world of four-inch-tall nomes that humans never see. It is commonly known among these nomes that Arnold Bros. created the Store for them to live in, and he declared: "Everything Under One Roof." Therefore there can be no such thing as Outside. It just makes sense.

That is, until the day a group of nomes arrives on a truck, claiming to be from Outside, talking about Day and Night and Snow and other crazy legends. And they soon uncover devastating news: The Store is about to be demolished. It's up to Masklin, one of the Outside nomes, to devise a daring escape plan that will forever change the nomes' vision of the world...

Bespreking

A must-read, action-packed and hilarious fairy-tale

Now it has taken long enough. Masklin, a four-inch-tall nome, has enough of dragging big rats and other garbage to his home. Not that he doesn�t like doing these chores. It�s just that he�s the only one left performing them. Apart from Grimma, a young female nome, and a few older folks all others have died or disappeared. It�s time to go on a quest for other tribes. But the big question is: how will they travel. Luckily they are living close by a truckers rest stop, so hitchhiking should not be a big problem. Then Masklin discovers that there are other worlds out there�

Terry Pratchett, mostly known for his Discworld series, does not always write stories about flat worlds. Sometimes he diverts and creates some little treasures of humorous fairytales without linking them to his bestselling series. The Bromeliad Trilogy is one of those excellent, but lesser known stories. It all starts with Truckers, the first book of the trilogy. Again Pratchett shows how fluently he creates fantastic characters that will be remembered and sets scenes for some wonderful adventures. Although not as full of jokes as is typical for the Discworld series, the dosage of humor versus action is much more balanced. For me is was actually the first time that I needed to continue reading, not because of the jokes, but because of the action-packed narrative. I can�t wait to start reading Diggers, the second book of this trilogy.