The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter

The Long Earth

By Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter

  • Release Date: 2012-06-21
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Score: 4
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From 252 Ratings
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Description

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 in the trees. Where has the mud, blood and blasted landscape of No Man's Land gone?

2015: Madison, Wisconsin. Cop Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive (some said mad, others dangerous) scientist when she finds a curious gadget - a box containing some wiring, a three-way switch and a...potato. It is the prototype of an invention that will change the way Mankind views his world for ever.

And that is an understatement if ever there was one...

Reviews

  • The long earth

    5
    By chefsimy
    I loved this book and could not put it down! Any one expecting dramatic events perhaps this isn’t the book for you but if you love a read that is a slowly evolving plot and character development this is a fantastic read and is, be warned, part of a long series of books!
  • Forced to write a review

    3
    By frenchst
    Could not read this book I bought unless I wrote a review. Not happy about that. Hate trilogies. Pratchet wrote best when each book stood on its own within a loose framework. Eg truckers, discworld.
  • A good read

    4
    By Jack flash-666
    An interesting collaboration. A good read.
  • Stunning

    5
    By Bazhed
    Quite melancholy for Pratchet so don't expect another discworld. This book is moving and riveting, I could almost imagine myself being I the same situations I was so absorbed. This also moved me and for me at least that's a sign of a great book. The long war (long earth 2) is just as good
  • A long read

    2
    By Tomahawk Kid
    Expected a lot more,first half of the book was interesting enough.Obviously written with sequels in mind.
  • The Long Earth.

    3
    By Kingzkidd
    To quote someone else, please provide me with just ONE example of an evolutionary process or a genetic mutation that increases the information in a genome. (Evolution is the atheist's crutch). That aside, the book was fun, hard to put down, succintly written - fiction! Sadly, it left too many unanswered questions.
  • What a let down

    1
    By Voxsilens
    I have loved every TP book I've read and that's a lot of books. So I started this one with much expectation - I wish I hadn't. As I bargain each chapter I hoped the story would take off and evolve into something compulsive, something which pulled me on. I was so disappointed. A weak beginning, an interminably dull story line and an ending which left me cold and certainly not gagging for the next instalment. The characterisations were crude and the science was less than accurate. Oh, what a let down....
  • The long earth

    5
    By scraggyweasel
    Excellent an absolute must read ,my sort of story I feel envious of someone who as yet to read this book ,knowing what pleasure is yet to come .Thanks Terry. JB
  • mmmm Not quite sure?

    3
    By AlienCyberPimp
    I Really enjoy Terry's writing and was looking forward to reading The Long Earth. Unfortunately the speed the story evolves is very very slow and at no point does the story arc reach an exciting climax. Half way through reading i realised this would be the start of a series of books, but due to a disappointing open ended finish to this story I feel in no rush to find out what happens next. The best way of describing the story is to compare it with a low budget mini series on the SCYFI channel, it's not a bad idea or story but doesn't really hold your attention.
  • Good but.....

    4
    By Chris Guy
    .....sort of fizzles out with no real explanation as to what has been going on

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