[Currently Reading] The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter.

[This post is done as part of GaBloWriMo, my own version of NaNoWriMo. Find out more here.]

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NORMALLY, WHEN THERE WAS NOTHING TO DO, HE LISTENED TO THE SILENCE.

The Silence was very faint here. Almost drowned out by the sounds of the mundane world. Did people in this polished building understand how noisy it was? The roar of air conditioners and computer fans, the susurration of many voices heard but not decipherable…. This was the office of the transEarth Institute, an arm of the Black Corporation. The faceless office, all plasterboard and chrome, was dominated by a huge logo, a chesspiece knight. This wasn’t Joshua’s world. None of it was his world. In fact, when you got right down to it, he didn’t have a world; he had all of them.

ALL OF THE LONG EARTH.

-Goodreads

As faithful readers would know, Terry Pratchett is at the top of my list of favourite authors and I’ve devoured countless works from him. They have always been in the fantasy genre though (mostly Discworld fare), with some light teenage-oriented sci-fi pieces. I’ve never had a chance to read more intense sci-fi from him…

…until now. I’ve been looking for the first book of this for ages. The premise sounds interesting enough and I’d say that anything from Pratchett warrants an instant read (just like how D.J. MacHale’s brilliance shines across genres) but I just couldn’t find this title at any bookstore or library…

…until now. It’s been a breezy read so far and I can only hope it gets even better.

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