Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Pratchett Forges a New Nation, Gaiman Counts down to a Graveyard

Ooooh, look what I found in MPH Mid Valley this morning!



And no, it's not a Discworld NOR a Tiffany Aching book. Here's the synopsis, off the jacket of the book:

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On the day the world ends...

... Mau is on his way home from the Boy's Island. Soon he will be a man.

And then the wave comes - a huge wave, dragging black night behind it and bringing a schooner, the Sweet Judy, which sails over and through the island rainforest. As the ship comes to a crashing halt, only one soul is left alive (or two, if you count parrots).

The village is gone. The Nation as it was is gone. Now there's just Man, who wears barely anything, a trouser-man girl who wears far too much, and an afwul lot of big misunderstandings.

And a lot of not-knowing-what-to-do, Or how to even say that.

Together they must forge a new Nation out of the broken pieces. Create a new history.

But...

WHO IS GUARDING THE NATION?
WHERE IS OUR BEER?

... the old history isn't going to just lie down and go away, at least not while the Grandfathers still have a voice. And Mau must look into the past before he can face the future.

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Sounds interesting enough. And I have to say, the first chapter about the creation of the world is the funniest creation of the world since Pratchett created the Discworld. So ther eyou go. go get it already!

Now to go to Kino and look for Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book! (if it's out already, that is...)

Update, an hour later:
Apparently it's not, but here's a cool counter I got off Mouse Circus!

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