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The Bromeliad Trilogy: Diggers (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 13. April 2004

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Die Zahlen sind schier unglaublich: 45 Millionen verkaufte Exemplare der "Scheibenwelt"-Romane, Übersetzungen in 34 Sprachen. Keine Frage, der 1948 in Beaconsfield geborene Terry Pratchett gehört zu den erfolgreichsten Autoren unserer Zeit. Den Grundstein dafür legte er 1983 mit dem "Scheibenwelt"-Erstling "Die Farben der Magie", der ihn quasi über Nacht zum Bestsellerautor machte - eine beispiellose Erfolgsgeschichte begann. Dass ihm sein Ruhm nicht zu Kopfe gestiegen ist und er auch sein Gespür für Komik nie verloren hat, zeigt sein Kommentar zur Ernennung durch die Queen zum "Officer of the Order of the British Empire": Er habe die Nachricht zunächst für eine Zeitungsente gehalten. Aber manchmal klingt die Realität eben einfach wie ein Traum - nicht nur in der Scheibenwelt.

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Terry Pratchett is in fine fantasy fettle in this, the Second Book of the Nomes, as he takes us on another tour of the world according to the nomes who were rescued from death and destruction on the back of a lorry in Truckers, but now have to begin the real battle for survival Outside. As Winter rages in the quarry where the nomes have made their new home, the tribes start to bicker amongst themselves. But the everyday squabbling of the nomes is nothing compared to the Great Battle they will have to fight to save the quarry, and it is the intrepid Masklin who once again steps in to save the nomes from destruction by Humans.

An absolute treat, Diggers is as fiery and fantastical as Truckers yet moves on apace as the absurd and the ridiculous join forces to present a totally hilarious and quite wonderful adventure story.--Susan Harrison -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.

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“Fascinating and funny.” (The Horn Book)

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“A delicious, rewarding, wry and antic fable.”—Harlan Ellison“A rollicking good story.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Terry Pratchett has created a wild adventure, a fable, a fantasy, an elegant satire.”– Lloyd Alexander (Lloyd Alexander)

“Pratchett gives his cast plenty of personality and fuels the plot with nonstop comedy.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“A wry tongue-in-cheek fantasy…which unhesitatingly lampoons the ingrained habits and complacent attitudes found in any society.” (ALA Booklist)

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2 von 2 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Nadine Curdes am 22. Januar 2001
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Having to wait twenty minutes for my train, I picked this book up at random at a small bookshop at the station. When I got home I was nearly half through it and I had never enjoyed travelling by train more. Absolutely no boredom ! This is a must read for all Pterry fans, in my opinion, not only for kids. Really a very good book with a very close and funny look at human behaviour (or nome-behaviour :-) )
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Zustand voll i.O. Inhalt eben Pratchett - also super! Für Erwachsene und Kinder gleich geeignet, könnte man gut vorlesen. Sehr, sehr witzig...
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Return of the nomes 2. Mai 2004
Von E. A Solinas - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
Terry Pratchett's lovable nomes return in "Diggers," the second book of the Bromeliad trilogy. It's an improvement on the first book "Truckers," with a steadier pace and a new twist on this tiny-aliens-among-us plotline. It gets a bit silly at times, but doesn't wear out its welcome.
When last seen, the peculiar, lovable nomes had managed to drive a truck away from the Arnold Bros. store, and had set up a new home in an abandoned quarry. Masklin and his little band are doing fine, although many of the more pampered nomes are having to get used to the idea of farming and living in a place with no heating and too much open space.
Then everything changes. A human brings a paper to the quarry, and the nomes learn that the quarry is going to be reopened -- and the nomes risk discovery unless they can find a new place to live. When Masklin ventures off to the mysterious Florida, to find the descendent of Arnold Bros., a fanatic called Nisodemus takes the opportunity to rally the nomes in rebellion. Just then, Dorcas (a sort of nome technogeek) reveals the Cat (a bulldozer), which might help them against the humans.
Terry Pratchett seems to have found more solid footing in "Diggers." The book feels a lot steadier and surer, now that he's established the groundwork. He weaves in a little subtle social commentary (particularly on religious fanatics); it's not as subtle as it could be, but it isn't too annoying.
"Diggers" is also faster-moving than "Truckers." His sense of quirky humor (like the idea of Florida being made of orange juice) is present constantly, but he doesn't do it in a mean-spirited way. You laugh with the innocent nomes, not at them. Probably the biggest problem is that "Diggers" ends on a cliffhanger of sorts, with the line "I'd very much like to know what Masklin has been doing these past few weeks."
Masklin and the Thing aren't present for most of the story; they show up again in the third book, "Wings." So most of the focus is on Grimma, the girl Masklin wants to marry, and Dorcas the nome technogeek. Their characters are well-drawn, and their struggles to deal with the fanatical nome is tense and well-plotted.
While it's not his best work, Terry Pratchett is in good form in the second book of the Bromeliad trilogy. "Diggers" is a good return for the nomes, and a fun fantasy read.
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The story goes on from Pratchett's "TRUCKERS" 25. Juli 1999
Von Ein Kunde - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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At the end of "TRUCKERS" by Terry Pratchett. Maskerlin and the gnomes of the doomed supermarket floor boards, escaped into the outside world, with Maskerlin driving a lorry carrying the gnomes. After the famous epic, A new adventure has dawned, The Gnomes from the lost supermarket lead by the heroic Maskerlin, make a new home inside the devastated buildings of a old quarry. The Gnomes begin to face a nightmare reality, as things suddenly happen, as their home has rain fall from the Earth's sky, in ice drops and the humans start causing chaos. But the Gnomes as a band of colonists, are brought toghere to protect their new home from humans in the horizon who have the help of a beast named Jekub. This is the best follow-up to Terry Pratchett's Gnome classic "TRUCKERS".
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The lesser of the three. 15. Februar 1999
Von Ein Kunde - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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While the other two books in the trilogy can be taken half-seriously, this one is 100% comic farce. It's rare I laugh out loud while reading a book, so I didn't find it quite as good as the other two. I'm still rather disgruntled to find out that the entire trilogy is out of print, and only two Amazon.com frequenters have even read the first book, one of which can't even spell.
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Brill 30. Juli 2013
Von JOHN M THORBURN - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verifizierter Kauf
Must be the fourth time i've read this trilogy....good job adults are allowed to read kids books!

One of this books that you have to slow down reading at the end so as to enjoy it to the max...
Great reading for young adults 19. Oktober 2007
Von Michael K. Smith - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
In this second volume of the "Bromeliad" trilogy (the title of which has to do with tiny Amazonian frogs living in tree-top flowers, who know nothing about the world at large), the focus is on Grimma, the somewhat feminist love interest of Masklin, who led the four-inch-high nomes out of The Store to safety in a small hillside quarry outside the town. While Masklin and the other two leaders of the community go off to the local airport to investigate the possibilities of further escape, humans show up at the quarry and post signs that make it clear the operation is to be reopened -- threatened the nomes' existence once again. The hard part is Grimma's gradual realization that the humans aren't out to get her people -- they don't even know they're there. It's a human world and the nomes appear to be irrelevant in it. Finally, as the only alternative to starving in the dark, Grimma organizes the capture, Gulliver-style, of the human watchman, while Dorcas, their scientist/tinkerer, rehabilitates an aging backhoe to facilitate a second escape. As always, the author also has some astute observations of what it means to be human -- or nome. And the ending is a real cliffhanger, so be sure you have the third volume ready to hand.
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