Nation - Terry Pratchett

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The first surprise for me in reading this book is that when I looked at the map in the opening pages, it didn't look much like Discworld.  In fact, it was a slightly alternate looking map of Earth.  "Huh?", thinks I.

Without spoiling the book, it makes total sense that it's set on Earth and not Discworld as one of the major themes is exploring the question of whether gods exist - of course they do on Discworld, which would make the whole story moot.

However, the book reads like Discworld, with similar structure and devices.  Terry Pratchett has not changed his writing style much lately (except that his last few books have used chapters) and this book is no exception.

Overall, this is a tale that'll make you think, but has little that hasn't been explored a hundred times elsewhere.

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