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The Bromeliad

Terry Pratchett

Average Review Rating Average Rating 8/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Doubleday

Published : 1998

Copyright : Terry & Lyn Pratchett 1998

ISBN-10 : HB 0-385-41044-1
ISBN-13 : HB 978-0-385-41044-1

Publisher's Write-Up


To the thousands of tiny nomes living under the floorboards of a large department store, there is no Outside. No Day or Night, no Sun or Rain. They're just daft old legends. Until the devastating news that the Store is to be demolished. Now the nomes have to think. And they have to think BIG...


A Bright New Dawn is just around the corner f or the nomes when they move into an abandoned quarry. Or is it? For when humans turn up, they begin to mess everything up again. Now the nomes have two choices: to run, or to hide. Or, maybe, they could... fight. But f or how long can they keep the humans at bay - even with the help of the monster Jekub?


It's a ridiculous plan. Impossible. To hitch a ride on a truck with wings - Concorde. And then steal one of those space shuttle things. But home is home, and the nomes want to get there. They don't mean to cause any trouble. Really...

Hilariously inventive, marvellously witty and highly original, TRUCKERS, DIGGERS and WINGS form a magnificent trilogy of tales about a race of little people struggling to survive in a world full of humans: the Bromeliad trilogy.

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Review by Nigel (170700) Rating (8/10)

Review by Nigel
Rating 8/10
Firstly, this is the omnibus edition of three novels originally published as Truckers, Diggers and Wings. Secondly, these are children's books. Glad I got that straight.

These books deal with a race of nomes that live in a world created by humans without actually understanding the human world. Their reality is based on the myths and legends passed down from generation to generation. The store nomes believe there is no world beyond the store, until nomes from outside arrive and raise certain unavoidable questions.

I enjoyed these novels immensely. Like a lot of children's cartoons they operate on two levels and you can clearly see Pratchett using the stories to question religion, politics and the like... great fun :) 10 or 100, you would have to be dead not to enjoy these books...
Nigel (17th July 2000)

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