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Diggers (Bromeliad Trilogy #2)

3.84  ·  Rating Details ·  9,459 Ratings  ·  170 Reviews
The nomes are ready for their Bright New Dawn!But the trouble with Bright New Dawns is that they're usually followed by cloudy days. With scattered showers. Life Outside the Store is much colder than the four-inch-tall nomes expected. And there aren't any walls . . . it's all very unsettling.

Still, the nomes are finally adjusting to their new home at the abandoned quarry,
Paperback, 204 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by HarperTrophy (first published 1990)
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Feb 12, 2016 Mario rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, own-read
The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.

Second part of The Nome Trilogy is just as fun as the first one. I loved reading again about this character and this world Pratchett created. I also loved that Diggers focused more on Dorcas' character because he's currently my favorite character of the series. And the only reason I'm giving this 4 stars is because I feel like the overall story of the Truckers was a bit bett
Feb 03, 2011 Andrew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book in the series - what more can I really say that was not started with Truckers but I will say this - the story is a little more maturer this time - characters seem to have grown up as well as the storyline they inhabit. The tale is still enthralling to young and old and still has the sense of mischief that Pratchett is so famous for.
Sep 21, 2012 Graham rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
A good, fun follow-up to TRUCKERS. Essentially, this trilogy is the Terry Pratchett version of THE BORROWERS, told in his own inimitable style (and, of course, with plenty of humour along the way).

I'm not the ideal target market for this book - unlike the Discworld novels, it's clearly aimed at younger readers - but nevertheless it's a quirky and exceptionally fast-paced read. I had it polished off after only a couple of sessions.

The story picks directly up from DIGGERS and, as far as I can tell
Dec 08, 2007 Qt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fitting sequel to the first book! I thought it was just as engaging and interesting.
Paul Wardman
A good book that picks up from the first of the trilogy, Truckers, six months down the line.
Characters have developed, some are smarter and are teaching others how to read, others are less than happy at the shock of how the outside world works.

This had some good moments, the one that really stands out are that some of the nomes who came from the store still believing in Arnold Bros (est 1905) and that he will guide all nomes to a safer way of living. This was clearly Pratchett's way of portray
Jo Woolfardis
[Quick review from memory before I re-read and re-review at a later date]

(Little memory of the series let alone the book, though I recall them stealing a lorry of some sort and heading off for the promise lands (some greenery). A great series to be re-read.)
Aug 04, 2012 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed this one too. The Nomes find themselves living in an old, abandoned quarry but they realise it isn't going to stay abandoned much longer because the humans want the rocks to build new roads. Masklin, Gurder and a few others go off looking for Grandson (39) in Florida juice (you kind of need to read it to get the reference) but also because Masklin knows he will be flying on a plane and The Thing has told him they originally came from out space. The last we see of these fellows is heading ...more
Geert Daelemans
Aug 22, 2013 Geert Daelemans rated it really liked it
Shelves: jeugd, fantasy, humour
The in-between book

Now that Masklin and Torrit have left to explore the place where those big metal things take off into the air, Grimma has to fend for herself. That is, she has to take care of the nomes that have taken shelter at the quarry. But they are not alone. A very insistent human being is trying to invade their place. Grimma has to be creative to keep that pesky big annoyances away, but is afraid that they ultimately will have to flee to The Cottage. Luckily Dorcas, the techno geek of
Sep 20, 2015 Trish rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

Very enjoyable. I love how the nomes have a naive innocence about them. This instalment finds them trying to make a home in the quarry, only to find out they may have to move. After the store, some younger nomes have had families and are reluctant for change. Grimma is a feminist, Masklin wanders off with some others to search for Arnold Bros. grandson, a nome with power in his sights comes to the forefront, and a whole lot shenanigans happen.

Extremely enjoyable read. Easy and humerous
Jul 17, 2016 Rachel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Less exciting then the first, the Outside and Store nomes have now settled down in a semi-permanent home in a quarry. But all is not to be, as humans interfere with the nomes' plan, and their homes are placed in jeopardy. This is a continuation of the first book. Not as fun, but still a good read.
Apr 22, 2015 Jill rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Another fun story about "little people." On to book 3 . . .
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Ondřej Puczok
Sep 24, 2016 Ondřej Puczok rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stejně jako první díl je i tohle pokrčování skvěle čitelné a zábavné... A zase snaha autora o přesah někam dál, stejně jako o super vtipné části. Prostě Pratchett :)
Jun 17, 2015 Maria rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5 stars
I enjoyed it less than the first book but it still is good
Krista Ivy
Jul 14, 2017 Krista Ivy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The nomes from the Store are now with the Outside nomes. The Drivers have taken some power. Nisodemus tries to convince evreyone that the other leaders are incompetent. The nomes almost get run over by a train. They rope up a human and leave a message to leave them alone. They even drive a John Deere truck.
Neville Ridley-smith
May 25, 2017 Neville Ridley-smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Yep - just as good as the first one. Not as self-contained - more like a part 1 of 2 - which isn't a problem! The usual Terry goodness from around this time with wonderful ways of phrasing things. And a good story.
Colin Rodgers
I was half-way through this story before I realised I hadn't read the first book.
However I pressed on and found a cute little story, and I will catch up with volume 1 soon
Lori Gibbany
Jul 06, 2017 Lori Gibbany rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wish I had stayed with the first one but good story
Jun 11, 2017 Thea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mycket bättre än den första boken! Den var jättebra och rolig. Älskar Grimmas Girlpower!
Jun 10, 2017 Erixman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
navdušila z duhovitostjo in realnostjo našega časa
Stephen Thomas
May 09, 2017 Stephen Thomas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So easy to read, and you get into the characters very easily. These are always page turners for me and having invested in the characters you really do want to find out what happens next.
Bonnie Dale Keck
40 of so books, different collections, some audio, it's pratchett, read and heard some as well, all. Dates wrong.
Mar 03, 2017 Lemma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Muy buena continuación de la primera parte "Camioneros". En esta segunda parte los gnomos deben enfrentarse al exterior y muchos de ellos deciden refugiarse poniendo límites a su realidad para ser capaces de afrontar la nueva situación, mientras otros quieren entender el mundo que les rodea.

El libro va plasmando diferentes realidades que inevitablemente el lector se verá obligado a comparar con la suya. Nunca llega a desarrollar o a entrar a fondo en los temas que presenta, pero hace observacio
Mar 04, 2017 Ethan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Diggers by Terry Pratchett, the second book in the Diggers series was good, but not nearly as exciting as the first book, Truckers. A slower paced book then the first.
Aug 30, 2012 Emilio rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor
Una trilogía de aventuras, con una ambientación para niños y sátira para adultos.

Pratchett, autor conocido por crear libros en los que sale un baúl con muchas piernas y dientes, nos ofrece una trilogía compuesta de tres novelas cortas sobre la historia de unos nomos que viven en la Tierra y que viven la vida a un ritmo diferente al nuestro.

La primera novela es, a grandes rasgos, una introducción a la psicología nomos, a cómo entienden el mundo y cómo se desenvuelven en él. Las dos siguientes son
Feb 17, 2017 Debra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: juvenile, fiction, kindle
A good sequel to the Truckers. Fun with a good plot that develops the characters.
Cristina Boncea
Aug 25, 2012 Cristina Boncea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: british, humor
*Aproape că am avut un atac de panică - am crezut că nu am luat și volumul III cu mine*

Cartea asta, spre mică diferență de prima, e într-adevăr perfectă. Să povestesc.

Deci nomii s-au stabilit în Cariera asta de piatră doar că prin hotărârea Consiliului Local, oamenii se întorc acolo. Deci nomii trebuie să plece. Dar unde? Ideea ar fi în hambar dar Feștilă cel religios nu e de acord. Feștilă moare călcat de camion, cel mai probabil. Piuliță și alți nomi se urcă într-un camion care sfârșește într-
Alistair Murphy
Feb 09, 2017 Alistair Murphy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Things definitely don't get easy from leaving the store and living the new free life. as issues prop up, characters show a new side, all though all hope seems gone the humor still creeps in and gets you. its a funny witty book. completely loving it !
Dane Cobain
Apr 16, 2016 Dane Cobain rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Diggers is one of Pratchett’s non-Discworld books, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t worth reading. It is, in fact, the second book in the Bromeliad trilogy, and it follows “thousands of tiny nomes when they move into the ruined buildings of an abandoned quarry.”

It might not be as instantly memorable as some of his other work, but it still deserves a spot on your bookshelf because of the strong characterisation and stunning story line, as well as for the trademark wit that Pratchett left peppe
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Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second-hand typewriter. His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe.

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