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The Long Earth (Long Earth Series #1)

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22 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

Hhh

With the discovery of seemingly infinite worlds parallell to our own and the potato-powered devices called 'steppers', humanity is moving out and into the Long Earth. Entirely new and uninhabited Earths are only a step away, and pioneers are quickly claiming the nearest...
With the discovery of seemingly infinite worlds parallell to our own and the potato-powered devices called 'steppers', humanity is moving out and into the Long Earth. Entirely new and uninhabited Earths are only a step away, and pioneers are quickly claiming the nearest worlds East and West of our own planet.
Joshua Valient¿, a natural stepper (a person who can step between Earths without using a Stepper Box) and a bit of a legend, is hired to go on a mission to the High Meggers--the earths more than a million steps away from our own. No pioneers have ever made it out that far and it is a challenge he looks forward to, until he discovers something that can consume all of the Long Earth and leave nothing but desolate silence in its wake.
Meanwhile, our own Datum Earth is having its own troubles. Opposite the natural steppers are people who cannot step at all, and they are speaking violently out about the steppers and the Long Earth. Political difficulty mires the Datum while an unknown threat moves slowly down the line of Earths towards humanity.
It's lucky Joshua has friends.

posted by Anonymous on June 25, 2012

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9 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

Not his best

I own every single Pratchett book ever written, so I was excited to get this one! Several chapters in my excitement was diminished. He has co-written some wonderful, smart, engaging books with authors that will stand forever on my shelf to be reread and shared. This is ...
I own every single Pratchett book ever written, so I was excited to get this one! Several chapters in my excitement was diminished. He has co-written some wonderful, smart, engaging books with authors that will stand forever on my shelf to be reread and shared. This is not one of them. I don't recognise him in any part of this book. The book is smart and points out some interesting challenges to the reader about an "infinite earths" scenario, but it is written in a rather dry and disjointed style. The sad thing is I might have liked it if I wasn't waiting for it to turn into a Terry Pratchett book!

posted by Anonymous on July 10, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2012

    Terry Pratchett novel - NOT

    I am a fan of Terry Pratchett, I get his books on my Nook than get them in paperback for my bookshelf. If TP wrote any part of the Long Earth he had the flu, wasn't feeling good or just wasn't himself that day. I am up to page 78 and am struggling to get thru it. I probably won't and it'll just be put away. The book is boring, the writing is dull. The idea would make a great Terry Pratchett novel, but this isn't it. Save your money

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2012

    Boring

    Buy one of Terry's Disc World novels instead. Characters are flat, plot crawls and what should be deep questions instead stay in the kiddy pool. Such a pity because I could see many of the elements shining if they were in his other books.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2014

    Where's old Pratchett

    Do not buy this on the strength of Pratchett's Discworld books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2014

    Attempt to continue a once popular sci fi author's work

    Does not work if a book can not stand on its own propping it up with a name wont work

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2013

    Waste of time

    No storyline. No respect for rules of gramer. No editing. I love the sci fi genre and it pisses me off when books as bad as this one are highlighted.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    This is not recognizable as a Terry Pratchett book. Character de

    This is not recognizable as a Terry Pratchett book. Character development is limited, and there is no climax or resolution. This book would be ideal as a travel guide of 'The long Earth'. It is reminiscent of later Arthur C Clarke or of Larry Niven's Ringworld novels, and would be ideal for fans of that genre.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Boring

    Hated it quit at p 78

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2013

    wir er Eeird Weird

    Its weird

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted October 23, 2012

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    Posted August 10, 2013

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