This omnibus contains "Truckers", "Diggers" and "Wings" - a trilogy of tales about a race of little people struggling to survive in a world full of humans.
From the First Book of the Nomes, Truckers where the nomes have to face up to the harsh reality that their comfortable and somewhat lazy lives beneath the floorboards of mankind are threatened; through to Diggers where the battle for survival really begins; culminating in Wings as the intrepid Masklin, with the aid of the electrical Thing, plots to return the nomes to Home on a Ship that will take them back to the stars where they belong, Pratchett never fails to excite.
With his amazing sense of the ridiculous and his sly, witty, ironic wordsmithery this intelligent and occasionally totally ludicrous three-in-one fantasy combo certainly does nothing to detract from Pratchett's reputation as one of the coolest and cultiest writers of his era. --Susan Harrison
Well, not these. These are Nomes, thank you very much, and as you will discover they certainly don't have fishing rods. Well...maybe they do if you think of bins as a metaphorical fish pond and a rat as a real treat of a meal.
The story basically follows Masklin and his band of 'outside' nomes who travel indoors (although the Store nomes don't believe in outside so they reckon Masklin is mad). The book follows the trials of this little band of ten inch folk until their eventual adventure. To say more would spoil the story but it is well worth a read. Children will love it and adults will find an excuse ("I was going to read it to my kids, honest!).
Buy it, read it and wonder whether those small blurs really were mice.
I'm not about to give the plot of this book away, all I know is that after reading the first few pages, I was hooked. It is funny and intelligent, and makes you smile and laugh and wanting to read more.
I found this book whilst looking for books from Douglas Adams (RIP), and will continue buying Pratchett's work. If you like a humorous book, buy this one..
This book is actually a collection of three book: Truckers, Diggers and Wings. The stories showcase Terry Pratchett's wit and humor, his ability to examine the human experience from a very different viewpoint. The action is gripping, and the humor outrageous. I highly recommend this book.
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