The Bromeliad (Truckers Omnibus Edition) Paperback
To the thousands of tiny nomes living under the floorboards of a large department Store, there is no Outside.
No Day or Night, no Sun or Rain. They're just daft old legends. Until they hear the devastating news that the Store is to be demolished ...And so their journey begins.
From the store to an abandoned quarry - where they find the monster Jekub - and on to a place where they must steal one of those space shuttle things, all the nomes want is to get home again.
They don't mean to cause any trouble ...A magnificent trilogy of tales about about a race of little people struggling to survive in a world full of humans.
From Carnegie Medal-winning author, Terry Pratchett.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 512 pages
- Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
- Publication Date: 27/09/2007
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9780552546072
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Review by Homechicken
This collection of three books from Pratchett is a tale about very small people that have lived among us since prehistoric times: the nomes. When several nomes decide to leave their hole in a field for a better place to live, they find a store full of them. But the store nomes have forgotten where they came from, and worship Arnold Bros (est. 1905) as the creator of everything. When the store is scheduled for destruction, the nomes have to leave and find a new home. They also have, in their possession, a flight computer from their original scout vessel, which has been dormant until the "outside" nomes brought it near electricity. Turns out the nomes are a space-faring race that has been stranded on Earth, and their computer tries to help them realize this. The store nomes, with the help of the outsiders, hijack a truck and drive all the nomes to the safety of a closed-down gravel pit 5 miles away. When humans return to reopen the pit, the nomes decide to fight back for their home instead of leaving. Several nomes left the pit for the airport to find a man (descended from Arnold Bros (est 1905)) that is going to Floridia to launch a satellite so they can borrow its computer to contact their main ship, which has been left on the moon for 15,000 years.The nome stories are fun and entertaining, and a good read for all ages.
Review by IAmAndyPieters
From the author of the discworld series comes a book on nomes. Nomes are about 4 inch tall and are convinced that the entire world is just one department store in the tiny village of Blackburry. Imagine their surprise at being accosted by a person coming from the outside claiming the world is going to end!This is a tale in three books about how tiny people can be really big persons (sometimes)
Review by ClicksClan
Thought this would take a while to read but took two days each for the first two books and read the last one in a day!Think I started reading Truckers before but aside from the quotes from The Book of Nome it all felt new.Very, very funny, lots of good quotes. Couldn't help but laugh out loud at bits of it.Terry Pratchett did a great job of creating the world of the Nomes.Have convinced my husband to give it a go in the future.