Posted by: holdenlee | June 16, 2014

Nation by Terry Pratchett; The role of stories and belief


Nation by Terry Pratchett is one of my favorite books. Although nominally a young adult book, it is the most insightful novel I’ve read on the role of stories and religion/belief in our lives. On a concrete level, though, it deals with something very down-to-earth–a boy trying to figure out how to move forwards when his entire island nation is wiped out by a tsunami, a boy who thinks very honestly to himself. I’ve written up some notes on the book here. (I will add future summaries and thoughts on books that I read to http://bit.ly/hlbooklist.)

 

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