The Carpet People
In the beginning, there was nothing but endless flatness. Then came the Carpet…
Now, the Carpet is home to many different tribes and peoples, and a new story: the story of Fray, sweeping a trail of destruction across the Carpet; the story...more
"Il popolo del tappeto" narra le avventure di Glurk, Pismiro e Snibril, del popolo dei Morrunghi, microscopici abitanti di un tappeto come quelli che abbiamo in casa pi�� o meno tutti. L'esistenza loro e di tutti...more
Not only have I read this book more times than I can genuinely remember, I've actually read this particular copy more times than I can genuinely remember. At a stretch I think I've had it since I was nine, possibly ten, and I think it was probably my first experience of fantasy. I can remember my wonder at the world of the carpet and the joy of recognising it's larger than life features for what they were in their real-world counterparts. I remember falling in love and identifying with the chara...more
I read for fun, not to analyse or to be critical for goodreads.
And this is one of those books that I can't find anything to complain about, because... well... I wasn't looking too hard. But if I had I wouldn't have enjoyed it as much.
I would have missed the humour and been like this reading it
Rather than being like this
But suffice to say this book was HILARIOUS!
the characters were brilliantly fun, and larger than life and made me roll on the f...more
Pratchett's introduction is witty - what we've come to expect from the writer of so many Discworld novels, but the book itself is not of the same calibre.
The story takes place in the carpet. Different races and animals live between the fibres, relying on the th...more
Most troubling, though, is the lack of explanation for the carpet metaphor. Without it, the story is a basic story, one that has been told a thousand times, of a group of misfits who learn to work together to o...more
"And growing on t...more
For decades, I hunted for my own copy in second-hand bookshops but failed. Luckily, TP's fame made sure that his back catalogue was re-prointed and I could, at last, get my hand on it again.
This book is, in my opinion anyway, TP's greatest feat of imagination. He's written better books, some of extraordinary literary sta...more
C'est avec ce "Peuple du Tapis" que je me suis frottée pour la première fois au talent de Mr. Pratchett, il y a de nombreuses années à présent.
Dans une histoire parfaitement drôle et amusante, avec un sens du détail nous permettant d'imaginer avec aisance l'univers du Tapis, nous assistons au périple d'un peuple...more
I really enjoyed this and thought it was a really clever read. If you liked the Discworld books, you'll like this - it has all the interesting satire and wordplay and loveable characters that they do. It's also really original (they live in the carpet!) and exciting, especially towards...more
Courtney's Reads & Reviews
It is sad to say, but this is the first Pratchett book that I didn't really enjoy. It was simple but a bit hard to follow. I still have no idea who or what was going on. There were a lot of different, random characters that showed up, yet they seemed to have no real purpose in the story other than as filler.
It is a great introduction to Pratchett's take on high fantasy, and a fun read. A good choice especially for younger readers...more
I’ve heard people complain that the book isn’t up to Terry Prachett’s Discworld standards. Well, in fairness, he was only seventeen when he imagined and wrote the original concept (as I think is quite well known by his fans (?), he rewrote it when he was forty-three, although I'm n...more
The book is full of lovely lines I wanted to quote but since I was listening instead of reading, pausing and finding pen and paper was impossible. I'll just have to hope they're rattling around in my subconscious somewher...more
The story is a bit flat at times, and the whole carpet bit is somewhat under-done, but it´s still a very enjoyable read.
Das Buch ist ein kurzweiliger und angenehmer Zeitvertreib für Liebhaber von Fantasy-Stories - aber leider kein Vergleich zu den teilweise großartigen Romanen von der Scheibenwelt. Kurz: Kann man lesen, muss man aber nicht.
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It's what most people call themselves, to begin with. And then one day the tribe meets some other People or, if it's not been a good day, The Enemy. If only they'd think up a name like Some More True Human Beings, it'd save a lot of trouble later on”