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Truckers
by Terry Pratchett | Children's Books
Registered by MissBagpuss of Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on 1/29/2004
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by prachitulshan): travelling


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6 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by MissBagpuss from Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Thursday, January 29, 2004

9 out of 10

"Outside! What's it look like?"
Masklin looked blank.
"Well," he said. "It's sort of big - "

this is the tale of a group of gnomes living under the floorboards of a huge department store, in a world where outside, sun, day and night are just stupid old legends nobody believes any more. until news arrives of the imminent demolition of the store, forcing the gnomes to formulate an escape plan...

although it was originally intended as a children's book, it is written with typical pratchett wit and humour (the kind that makes you laugh yet makes you think at the same time), so is just as much of a good read for adults too.

by the way, i'm a huge pratchett fan so don't listen to a word of my very biased opinion. read it for yourself and see what you think! 


Journal Entry 2 by MissBagpuss at Bookrelay in Bookrelay, Bookrelay -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, March 30, 2004

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Release planned for Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at Bookrelay in Bookrelay, Bookrelay Controlled Releases.

traded on bookrelay - now on its way to canada 


Journal Entry 3 by ukbrat from St. Catharines, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, April 14, 2004

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This book was received as part of a book relay. Looking forward to reading and passing on! Thanks for the wonderful postcard! 


Journal Entry 4 by ukbrat from St. Catharines, Ontario Canada on Sunday, April 25, 2004

9 out of 10

I love Terry Pratchett. I'm convinced that nothing he writes can be bad and this is further proof. This is the first book of the Bromeliad trilogy. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the trilogy.

As always, Pratchett's characters are likable, the plot is comical and you are always hanging on to his every word. For anyone that has read all of discworld and looking for something else to read by Pratchett, here it is! 


Journal Entry 5 by rockyhorror1978 from St. Catharines, Ontario Canada on Friday, May 29, 2009

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Stashed away in a box in my basement, only to be found when I bought the house. I am going to release this book as part of Vekiki's Terry Pratchett Alzheimer's Awareness Book Release. 


Journal Entry 6 by rockyhorror1978 at Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Saturday, May 30, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (6/1/2009 UTC) at Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands

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CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Being released as part of Vekiki's Terry Pratchett Alzheimer's Awareness Release Challenge. Hope you enjoy the extra books! :)

"Anyway -- because we are readers, we don't have to wait for some communications executive to decide what we should think about next -- and how we should think about it. We can fill our heads with anything from aardvarks to zucchinis -- at any time of night or day."
— Kurt Vonnegut 


Journal Entry 7 by wingchamonix44wing from Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Wednesday, September 02, 2009

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It was a lovely surprise to receive this book in a package with two other books from the same series, and a lovely bookmark!
I'm so glad that you were able to rescue two of these books from your basement when you found them there after buying your house!
Thank you very much rockyhorror1978, this was very generous of you.


Amazon Editorial Review:
They're four inches tall
in a human-sized world.
Under the floorboards of the Store is a world of four-inch-tall nomes that humans never see. It is commonly known among these nomes that Arnold Bros. created the Store for them to live in, and he declared: "Everything Under One Roof." Therefore there can be no such thing as Outside. It just makes sense.

That is, until the day a group of nomes arrives on a truck, claiming to be from Outside, talking about Day and Night and Snow and other crazy legends. And they soon uncover devastating news: The Store is about to be demolished. It's up to Masklin, one of the Outside nomes, to devise a daring escape plan that will forever change the nomes' vision of the world. . . .

 


Journal Entry 8 by wingchamonix44wing from Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Thursday, September 10, 2009

7 out of 10

A delightful story, and full of simple humour and fantasy!
<--- click on picture to see the "NOMES"

Like when the gnomes, (or NOMES, as they're called in the book), have stolen a lorry, and are trying to drive it. This trip is full of disasters! See quote below:

"....'And I'm not sure about One Way Street,' said Masklin. 'I think you should only go along it one way.'
'Well, we are,' said Angalo smugly. 'We're going THIS way.'....."
 


Journal Entry 9 by wingchamonix44wing from Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Monday, November 30, 2009

7 out of 10

I am going to send this book to prachitulshan in India. She entered my rabck to guess the date that my first grandchild would be born. She didn't guess the right date but I drew some other names so that more people would get books.

This book is now wrapped, ready to post, but I will be putting it into my box of books that are to be posted whilst I am in England sometime in December, (because the postage is cheaper from there, and lack of funds make it necessary for me to do this). It will be posted before Christmas, but it won't arrive at its destination until sometime in the New Year.


Sorry about the water damage to this book, but if you read all the previous reviews you will see that it was rescued from a basement by the reader before me when she moved into her home. The damage didn't spoil the reading of this great book! 


Journal Entry 10 by wingchamonix44wing at New Delhi, Delhi India on Thursday, December 17, 2009

7 out of 10

Released 7 yrs ago (12/21/2009 UTC) at New Delhi, Delhi India

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

I am intending to mail out this book from the UK on Monday 21st December. I am making release notes in advance because I will not have access to the internet at that time.

UPDATE:
I mailed this book on 21st December 2009 from Chelmsford post office in Essex, England. I hope it won't take too long to reach it's destination!

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Journal Entry 11 by prachitulshan at New Delhi, Delhi India on Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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Sorry for the late JE, chamonix44! This book arrived 4 months after you sent it and I was afraid it had got lost in the mail but thankfully, no! However I was in the middle of exams and I put this on my bookshelf to journal later, but forgot. The book is in quite decent condition considering its travels and stay in the basement! I will pass this on to ecuas soon, when we meet. Thanks for sending! 


Journal Entry 12 by prachitulshan at New Delhi, Delhi India on Friday, May 20, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (5/18/2011 UTC) at New Delhi, Delhi India

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This was passed on to ecuas when we met recently...he's already begun reading it. Hope you enjoy the book! 


Journal Entry 13 by ecuas at Pune, Maharashtra India on Saturday, May 21, 2011

8 out of 10

Wonderful read!
I am a huge fan of Neil Gaiman and when I found out that Mr. Gaiman has written a book with Terry Pratchett (Good Omens), I had wanted to read a Pratchett book.

Truckers is a FUN book. The wit and humor in the book is wonderful and refreshing.
The Store Nomes and their belief that the Store is the entire world (ALL THINGS UNDER ONE ROOF) and the great use of usual store signs as testaments makes the book very amusing.
And the hints given by the Thing (A black box for space ships, of sorts) that the Nomes were actually inter-stellar travelers makes it that much funnier.
A must read for anybody who wants a simple, light and amusing book, just to de-stress and get away from the mundane, even if for just a little while. 


Journal Entry 14 by prachitulshan at New Delhi, Delhi India on Thursday, November 17, 2011

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The book is back with me, and I plan to read this and do a special release soon!

*ETA* - Had heard a lot but not gotten around to reading any, so this book was my first Pratchett...and I must say the sense of humour rocks! Was a light and fun read...enjoyed seeing the world from the gnomes' refreshingly different POV, the spoofing of Testaments being a highlight! Will def. look out for more by Terry! 


Journal Entry 15 by prachitulshan at New Delhi, Delhi India on Friday, November 25, 2011

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Now for the special release...well, it's been a long time since this book was rescued from the basement, and after having spent a lot of time getting fresh air, the gnomes from this story demand to go back underground! So off we go to a subway station...and on the way who should we pass but some goblins!  


Journal Entry 16 by prachitulshan at New Delhi, Delhi India on Friday, November 25, 2011

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We reach the Rabindra Sadan metro station...and ooh boy, is Ballycumber excited! See how he's accessorized for the occasion! 


Journal Entry 17 by prachitulshan at Rabindra Sadan metro station in Kolkata, West Bengal India on Friday, November 25, 2011

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Released 5 yrs ago (11/25/2011 UTC) at Rabindra Sadan metro station in Kolkata, West Bengal India

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Once underground, Bally lifts his feet up and relaxes...now the question is, can you find the treasure that the gnomes have hidden? (Look carefully, you have a chance to take it home with you!)

*Released for the final turn of the BC Monopoly Game hosted by Vekiki - chance card (buried treasure challenge!)
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