Diggers Hardcover – Large Print, Nov 1992
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'Light-hearted, commonsensical and Ironical by turns' -- The Times Educational Supplement
Terry Pratchett, while retaining the humour, delight and matchless logic of all his books, has actually deepened the story of the Nomes, giving them not charm, but independence, obstinacy, spirit... -- Ian Covell, British Fantasy Society --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Diggers is the second title in a hugely inventive and hilarious fantasy trilogy about the nomes, a race of little people in a world of humans. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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After escaping from the doomed Store of Arnold Bros (est. 1905), the nomes find refuge in a disused quarry. And although life's harder Outside than it was in the Store, after a while everything goes well... until they find out that the quarry is going to be reopened.
At the same time, they also learn that Grandson Richard, 39, an heir to the Arnold Bros (est. 1905) fortune, is going to Florida to watch the launch of his first telecom satellite. To Masklin it's an oportunity to send the Thing back into space where it could contact the Ship which will bring them back HOME. And so he sets out, with Gurder and Angalo, on a trip to the airport.
And as the rest of the nomes are waiting for them to come back, their food reserves are inexorably running out and the humans' presence is starting to be a real nuisance. Are they going to flee and hide or are they going to stand up to them?
As expected, Diggers is brilliant and extremely funny. And again, the confrontation between the nomes' and our view of the world is the source of many of the typically "Pratchettian" puns we've all come to love!
This book is as funny as the last one. The nomes are so very human, and yet so very different. Plus, the story kept you at the edge of your seat, right up to the surprise finale. What a wonderful book!
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These books (Truckers, Diggers, and Wings) are a fun romp! Well thought out, well told, with a liberal dose of humor. Read morePublished on July 26 2001 by Kathy Carrington
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