Wings (Bromeliad #3)

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Title: Wings
Series: Bromeliad
Author: Terry Pratchett
Rating: 3 of 5 Battle Axes
Genre: SFF
Pages: 224
Format: Kindle

 

Synopsis:

Masklin and 2 of the store elves must make their way to Florida to allow “The Thing” to get on a space shuttle that is going into space. The Thing will then get the UFO and the gnomes will get to go back into space.

 

My Thoughts:

A good wrap up to the trilogy. Fast, funny and very light.  Peppered, once again, with Pratchett’s mocking.

Glad to have read this.

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Diggers (Bromeliad #2)

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Title: Diggers

Series: Bromeliad

Author: Terry Pratchett

Rating: 3 of 5 Battle Axes

Genre: SFF

Pages: 224

Format: Kindle

 

 

Synopsis:

The Store has been destined for destruction. Masklin convinces all the elves to hijack a truck and head to a quarry, where they can live in peace.

Only they can’t.

Masklin heads out on a quest given to him by the Thing and the rest of the crew must keep the group of elves together and unified. Good luck with that!

 

My Thoughts:

Pretty much the same exact thoughts as for the previous book, Truckers.

Amusing and yet mocking.

I really shouldn’t have read these first 2 back to back. The funny, amusing parts don’t come off as well and the simplisticness of it all is much more in the forefront. Even though things kind of end in a cliffhanger [UFO’s anyone?], it just isn’t worth it it. I need some time before I plunge into the final book.

Truckers (Bromeliad #1)

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Title: Truckers

Series: Bromeliad

Author: Terry Pratchett

Rating: 3 of 5 Battle Axes

Genre: SFF

Pages: 292

Format: Kindle

 

Synopsis:

A group of elves living by a truckstop hop on a truck to find a new place to live. They come to The Store and find a whole enclave of elves who are convinced that the Store is the All of Existence. Can this small group convince them that there is more to the world than just the Store?

 

My Thoughts:

If elves were little gnomes from space that had forgotten their origins due to them living much faster than us, then you would have this book.

Throw in Pratchett’s amusing mocking of organized religion, all written at a younger person’s level and you have this book.

I found it amusing, slightly sacrilegious and generally a good read. I think Pratchett points some very good fingers at things that I as a Christian need to answer. It would also be a great book to discuss philosophy and the basis of religion with one’s children.

That being said, while I have no problems answering, and shrugging off, Pratchett’s mocking, I wouldn’t give this to my kids as a steady diet. Not until they’ve formed their own base of Faith and have at least asked some hard questions about what they believe.