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The possibilities are endless. (Just be careful what you wish for. . . .)
1916: The Western Front. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong and the wind in the leaves. Where have the mud, blood, and blasted landscape of no-man's-land gone? For that matter, where has Percy gone?
2015: Madison, Wisconsin. Police officer Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive—some say mad, others allege dangerous—scientist who seems to have vanished. Sifting through the wreckage, Jansson find a curious gadget: a box containing some rudimentary wiring, a three-way switch, and . . . a potato. It is the prototype of an invention that will change the way humankind views the world forever.
The first novel in an exciting new collaboration between Discworld creator Terry Pratchett and the acclaimed SF writer Stephen Baxter, The Long Earth transports readers to the ends of the earth—and far beyond. All it takes is a single step. . . .
This is not your good old Terry Pratchett style.
No funny linguistics, no humor. I read it for author's sake (being one my all-time favorites).
I haven't finished this yet, but seeing as I got through half the book in one night and only paused to get some sleep, I can safely say this is a superb book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Fayanora
Audiobook review. Cool Idea but misses the mark. Storyline is inconsistent and hard to follow - character connections / interconnections are nebulous and I couldn't get... Read morePublished 1 month ago by alljazz'dup
Such an imaginative story. It lifted me out of our world and wished so many times that it was true for all of us. Escape to the Long Earth everyone. You will love it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Vivienne Doonar
If it wasn't for work,family or much needed sleep i would have read it in one go. Just the simple fact that parallel worlds would exist can set your mind running in all directions. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jan
Another great read from Terry Pratchett,
World building back at it's peak, it has been a while since I was this enamored with a book. I could not put it down.
I listened to the audiobook.
I got this out of the library on a whim. I put it back on the shelf far more deliberately. Read more