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The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents
by Terry Pratchett | Science Fiction & Fantasy
Registered by Thorngage of Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Thursday, July 15, 2004
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by wyldewomin): to be read


16 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Thorngage from Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Thursday, July 15, 2004

9 out of 10

The Amazing Maurice runs the perfect Pied Piper scam. This streetwise alley cat knows the value of cold, hard cash and can talk his way into and out of anything. But when Maurice and his cohorts decide to con the town of Bad Blintz, it will take more than fast talking to survive the danger that awaits. For this is a town where food is scarce and rats are hated, where cellars are lined with deadly traps, and where a terrifying evil lurks beneath the hunger-stricken streets...
(From Harpercollins.com) 


Journal Entry 2 by Thorngage at Sent to the next bookcrosser on the list in TNEB - The Next English Bookbox, Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, July 22, 2004

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Released on Thursday, July 22, 2004 at Sent to the next bookcrosser on the list in TNEB - The Next English Bookbox, Bookbox Controlled Releases.

Put into the
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Journal Entry 3 by Sheepseeker from Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Saturday, August 07, 2004

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Aus der TNEB. Danke! 


Journal Entry 4 by Sheepseeker at Rheinauen-Picknick in Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Thursday, July 28, 2005

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Released 9 yrs ago (7/30/2005 UTC) at Rheinauen-Picknick in Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany

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In der Hoffnung, daß das Picknick stattfindet, nehme ich das buch mit in die Rheinaue. 


Journal Entry 5 by Sheepseeker from Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Saturday, August 06, 2005

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Wetterbedingt habe ich das Buch dann doch nicht released. Inzwischen gibt es interessierte Leser, also wird's ein Ray.

Due to bad weather I didn't release the book as planned. I'll turn it into an international bookray!

Die Teilnehmer/the participants:

1. Kaess (D)
2. elhamisabel (D)
3. barnhelm (D)
4. -aoirghe- (D)
5. hoefi (D)
6. DJgib (UK)
7. RonOren (UK)
8. lingustkris (A)
9. bgy (A)
[10. Sunneschii (CH)]
11. katayoun (Iran)
12. Pitangus (Argentina)
13. chomper (US)
14. jamesmum (US)
15. BigrTex (US)
16. wyldewomin (US)
17. bilbi (F)
18. Kagi, who can do with it whatever he wants ;-)


 


Journal Entry 6 by Sheepseeker at By mail in Fellow Bookcrosser, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, August 10, 2005

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Ist zu Kaess unterwegs... Viel Vergnügen!

Sent off to Kaess... Have fun! 


Journal Entry 7 by Kaess from Niedernhausen, Hessen Germany on Monday, August 15, 2005

9 out of 10

Das Buch ist Samstag gekommen und ich habe schon mal angefangen zu lesen.
Kommentar: Toll! : )


Saturday I became the book and allready start to read it.
My Comment: great. : ) 


Journal Entry 8 by elhamisabel from Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany on Tuesday, August 23, 2005

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I found the book in my mailbox when I came home just now.
Thanks Kaess for dropping it there and thanks Sheepseeker for letting me take part.

I'm off to my holidays to,morrow but will be back on Sunday. It will have to wait for my return in order to be read.

 


Journal Entry 9 by elhamisabel from Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany on Monday, August 29, 2005

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I liked it.
It wasn't the funniest Terry Pratchett book but still a lot of fun to read.
I've already pmed barnhelm for the address. 


Journal Entry 10 by barnhelm from Fulda, Hessen Germany on Saturday, September 03, 2005

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kam schon am dienstag mit der post, hab elham gemailt, aber den journaleintrag völlig verpennt! das ist genau die leichte kost, die ich jetzt brauche! 


Journal Entry 11 by barnhelm from Fulda, Hessen Germany on Thursday, September 15, 2005

10 out of 10

wunderbar! die amazon-kommentare hatten mich davon abgehalten, es mir selbst zu kaufen aber ich fand's toll! vielleicht ist es ein fehler, dass die deutschen ausgaben seiner kinderbücher nicht extra gekennzeichnet sind, denn ich finde seinen stil da schon anders als bei den "grossen" scheibenwelt-romanen! und mir gefallen sie fast besser, weil er da einen grossteil ironie rausnimmt und philosophie reinpackt.

richtig witzig war auch die sache mit den deutschen namen im englischen original, "bad blintz" (why should we go there - if it's bad!?) oder auch das "rathaus", was die ratten verwirrte....und die peter rabbit veralberung...und und und...ich fand's toll und danke an sheepseeker für den ring (jetzt geht's mit redwall weiter :o)

das buch macht sich morgen auf den weg nach bonn zu -hust-


EDIT!!!!!!
wunderbar verpackt und eingetütet fand ich das buch für -aoirghe- gerade in meinem zweitrucksack!! PEINLICH! PEINLICH! SOOOOOORRY!
04.10.05 


Journal Entry 12 by -aoirghe- from Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Friday, October 14, 2005

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So, so, Zweitrucksack...;-) Macht ja nichts, die Ringe gehen bei mir ja nicht aus! Ich hatte allerdings schon gar nicht mehr dran gedacht, daß dieser Ring zu mir unterwegs ist und habe mich gestern noch mit meinem Bruder drüber unterhalten, daß ich das Buch immer noch nicht gelesen habe, obwohl er es mir seit langem wärmstens an Herz legt, aber seit BookCrossing komme ich ja nicht mehr zum Lesen von Nicht-BuchRing-Büchern... Und dann flattert es mir heute ins Haus, wie schön! Zwei andere Ringe sind allerdings noch vorher dran, ich hoffe aber, daß ich das Buch nicht allzu lange aufhalten werde. 


Journal Entry 13 by -aoirghe- from Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, November 07, 2005

8 out of 10

I really liked this one as much as the "Discworld for grown-ups"-novels. It took me some time reading it, although I've read most of it in one day (while being in hospital waiting for my baby...;-)), but I've enjoyed it nevertheless!

I'll be sending it on as soon as get hoefis address. 


Journal Entry 14 by hoefi from Nürnberg, Bayern Germany on Friday, November 11, 2005

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Arrived safely in Munich today. 


Journal Entry 15 by hoefi from Nürnberg, Bayern Germany on Tuesday, November 29, 2005

6 out of 10

Finished!

Well, that was quite a diffrent Pratchett compared to the ones i read bevore. And it was my first one in english.
I found it quite intresting that he uses quite a lot of german names.

I really enjoyed it.

This book will go to Britain as soon as i recieved the address from DJgib.

edit 20.12.2005:
Well, the book stayed for a while and had a rest on my desk. I'll bring it to the post office today. 


Journal Entry 16 by DJgib from Cambridge, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Thursday, December 22, 2005

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Maurice has arrived safely in the UK. I have a few rings at the moment, but will have quite a lot of time over Christmas so should have it read fairly soon. 


Journal Entry 17 by DJgib from Cambridge, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Sunday, January 08, 2006

7 out of 10

This was really different from other books by Pratchett that I've read (all Discworld stuff); less humour and more mystery. But I did like it and really got into it toward the end. I loved the rats' names and I was tickled that Death of Rats was in it, he's my favourite Discworld character.

Thanks for sharing Sheepseeker. RonOren will pick up the book soon. 


Journal Entry 18 by RonOren from Cambridge, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 11, 2006

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Indeed, I did pick it up. Which means that it's transferred to my side of the bookshelfs; since there's another two rings to go before it, it may take a mintue for me to get to it. I'll try to read it as soon as possible, though. 


Journal Entry 19 by RonOren from Cambridge, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Saturday, January 21, 2006

8 out of 10

Lovely book! I really liked how the rats turn almost human, with all our vices and the little virtues that we have; yet, they don't quite make it, do they? As Dangerous Beans (brilliant name, by the way!) says, they're only rats in the end.
I don't agree with some of the earlier journalers that it's that different from the Discworld series proper. It has a little less humor, or rather, the humor is less in your face (especially with the footnotes missing; and I did truly miss them), but the feeling is more or less the same for me. Talking cats and actual rat-pipers are not the sort of creatures that one would expect to find in any old town on this world, are they?

The part I liked best, I think, is when Maurice finds out that he has a conscience, and promptly doesn't trust it to be different from the Rat-king. How recognizable - well, not the Rat-king, maybe, but the not trusting of one's conscience!

I really enjoyed this one. Thanks for sharing it, Sheepseeker! I'll send it off to linguistkris on my way to hockey. Hope she'll like it as much! 


Journal Entry 20 by RonOren from Cambridge, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Saturday, January 21, 2006

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Sent off to linguistkris this morning. Hope you'll like it! 


Journal Entry 21 by linguistkris from Solingen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Tuesday, January 31, 2006

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Thanks! Maurice and his rats safely found their way into my mailbox while I was away exploring the wilds of Saxony-Anhalt (Schloss Goseck) with my new-found colleagues from MPI-EVA


Journal Entry 22 by linguistkris from Solingen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Tuesday, February 14, 2006

9 out of 10

I've only just started reading this, and I need to stop and say just how enjoyable this is! I hadn't actually fully realised this was a discworld novel, but find that that only makes it better, I mean, in which ordinairy fairytale would the mere mentioning of guards or a university make the readers chuckle? Really, this is such a treat! And I *am* enjoying the German bits (and can't help feeling sorry for the translator). 


Journal Entry 23 by linguistkris from Solingen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Friday, February 17, 2006

10 out of 10

What a great book! It has just about everything a good story needs: I laughed, I cried, I loved the allusions, I recognised myself and my friends in the characters -- I think I need to buy a copy for my personal collection.

Two of my favourite bits (albeit there pretty much wasn't a page without a hot candidate):

'It means we can break into their shed and solve the mystery of the bootlace tails!' said Malicia. She gave Maurice a critical look. 'Of course, it would be more satisfying if we were four children and a dog, which is the right number for an adventure, but we'll make do with what we've got.'
Just when my backpack book (for reading on the bus) is an Enid Blyton Mystery!

'Just like crop circles. No matter how many aliens own up to making them, there are always a few diehards who believe that humans go out with garden rollers in the middle of the night-'

From the first mention of Malicia on, I always imagined her as my RL and BC friend starqueen, and the more it went on the more she resembled her! 


Journal Entry 24 by linguistkris at BookRay in -- Per Post geschickt / Persönlich weitergegeben --, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Thursday, March 02, 2006

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Released 8 yrs ago (3/2/2006 UTC) at BookRay in -- Per Post geschickt / Persönlich weitergegeben --, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany

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Hat mit mir einen kurzen Abstecher nach Deutschland unternommen und reist nun per Post weiter nach Wien. 


Journal Entry 25 by bgy from not specified, not specified not specified on Thursday, May 25, 2006

10 out of 10

hab das buch schon vor ein paar wochen bekommen und nun auch schon gelesen. es ist wirklich witzig und sehr sympatisch geschrieben. kanns nur empfehlen!

ich werde das buch in den nächsten tagen weiterschicken! 


Journal Entry 26 by wingkatayounwing from Tehran, Tehran Iran on Wednesday, July 26, 2006

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it's here! thanks bgy and thanks thorngage and sheepseeker. would probably read and mail it next week, it's a pratchett and looks fun and so would be finished quickly. 


Journal Entry 27 by wingkatayounwing from Tehran, Tehran Iran on Sunday, July 30, 2006

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thanks! lovely pratchett and only he would think of rats the way he does, and now if i ever see one, i feel compelled to go and talk with it!! maurice was just so great and definitely what you think of a cat! thanks sheepseeker and bgy.
will be mailing the book in a couple of days hopefully, have pm'd Pitangus and have not heard back and have contacted chomper. 


Journal Entry 28 by wingkatayounwing from Tehran, Tehran Iran on Wednesday, August 02, 2006

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heard from Pitangus (and chomper also, who wanted to be skipped :)) and the book is on it's way to Pitangus. mailed today and it shouldn't take more than a 2 to 3 weeks to get there, hopefully and touch wood! 


Journal Entry 29 by Pitangus from Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province Argentina on Friday, August 11, 2006

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I have received it! Maurice and the rats are finally in my hands ;) - Thank you Katayoun!
[I haven't been able to contact her before as I had been traveling (and stated so in my profile) but luckily came back in time before the book, Maurice and the rats travelled to the US. However, they'll be travelling soon, as I shall start reading tonight]. I just love rodents! my pets are two mice, and we shall see if they are enough educated as this travelling rats :) ;) 


Journal Entry 30 by Pitangus from Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province Argentina on Monday, August 14, 2006

8 out of 10

I think the story is pretty funny in the beginning and then it turns out sort of eerie and mysterious... I don't know what was really the point of the king rat's character, and the doubting and lost of faith that Dangerous Beans faces... I have thought the story would be more like other average Discworld novel, but it isn't, it's quite different. However I have enjoyed a lot the rat's names, and my favourite characters turned out to be Sardines "the Fred Astaire-ish Rat" :) and the stupid-looking kid, which was just hilarious how the characters are always referring to him! Oh, and Terry Pratchett's picture at the back of the front cover is wonderful! ;)

I shall contact Chomper, perhaps doesn't want still to be skipped. If it is so, then I'll contact the next bookcrosser. 


Journal Entry 31 by Pitangus from Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province Argentina on Tuesday, August 15, 2006

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Sending tomorrow to Jamesmum at the US. Have a nice travel little rats! ;) 


Journal Entry 32 by jamesmum from Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Monday, November 13, 2006

8 out of 10

Got it, read it, and am ready to send it along. This is a fun book for Pratchett fans of any age - thanks for sharing it! 


Journal Entry 33 by BigrTex from Cedar Park, Texas USA on Thursday, November 16, 2006

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Arrived in the mail today. I look forward to reading it on vacation next week.

Thanks!
 


Journal Entry 34 by BigrTex from Cedar Park, Texas USA on Tuesday, January 02, 2007

8 out of 10

It was Pratchett for children. He tried to be humorous (and frequently was) and appeal to children (which I'm not sure how well he did) and it felt like there was a moral under the surface as well. Not as good as many of his 'adult' discworld novels, but I'm glad that I read it. I have the second in this 'series' around here somewhere, and look forward to reading it soon.

Sorry this took so long, my reading has slowed down a lot lately. 


Journal Entry 35 by BigrTex at Another BXer in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, January 02, 2007

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Sent off to wyldewomin on Saturday.

Enjoy!

 


Journal Entry 36 by wyldewomin from East Bridgewater, Massachusetts USA on Monday, January 08, 2007

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Arrived while I was away in Nova Scotia. Will pass on ASAP 




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