Johnny and the Bomb (Johnny Maxwell #3)
It's May 21 1941, thought Johnny. It's war.
Johnny Maxwell and his friends have to do something when they find Mrs Tachyon, the local bag lady, semi-conscious in an alley . . . as long as it's not the kiss of life.
But there's more to Mrs Tachyon than a squeaky trolley and a bunch of dubious black bags. Somehow she holds the key to different times, different eras - inc
In this book, Johnny and his friends take a trip back in time after finding a magic, time-travelling trolley that belongs to the local bag lady. That allows Pratchett to experiment with genre, by writing a sort of realistic fantasy, which has some grounding in h ...more
So here's what I wrote on June 11, 2010:
Life isn’t terribly exciting in Blackbury, England in 1996 until 21 May 1941, the night of the Blackberry Blitz and the destruction of Paradise Street, ...more
Pratchett has covered a lot of ground in this trilogy: aliens and war, ghosts and our connections to our past, and time-travel and, um, war again.
Perhaps it's because, as I said in my review for Johnny and the Dead. I would pick ghosts over aliens - or time-travel - or perhaps that story just resonated more for me for some other reason, but it as definitely my favorite of the lot. I think this one would come in second.
It didn't quite have the same level of humor or pathos has the second book, ...more
I'm not really sure what to say about it. I was quite excited to get a Terry Pratchett book on my course, but now I've got it, I don't think I'm going to write ...more
There were still some social comments that gave food for thought in this one, how racism is treated and its use has changed over the years (some would say not a lot these days) and how events from the ...more
Johnny and one of his friends help the lady get to the hosp ...more
The setting of my book is in 1940's. Johnny wanted to help Mrs. Tachyon because she was getting hospitalized. Johnny and four of his friend went to go see Mrs. Tachyon at the hospital but Mrs. Tachyon told them a secret that her black bags can take you bac ...more
Some favorite ...more
In my favorite of the Johnny Maxwell trilogy, Johnny crosses paths with Mrs. Tachyon, a bag lady who also is a time traveller. He and his friends travel back to WWII in their town with the predictable changing of time that must be fixed. However, instead of simply changing time back to its previous path, Johnny wants to prevent a bomb wiping out Paradise Street in the middle of ...more
In the story, Johnny and his friends found Mrs. Tachyon, a local bag lady lying semiconscious in an alley. Then they called an ambulance, and took her mysterious, squeaky cart home to safeguard it. It was a mysterious collection of large black bags, and a vicious cat named guilty. Rumor also had it that the bags hel ...more
Johnny and the Bomb is a book about a boy named Johnny and a group of his friends discover a bomb dropped in the middle of their city, Blackbury: England, but the bomb was dropped in World War II. Although it is now 1996 in the story. They find a local deranged woman is injured and take her to the hospital, but her shopping cart that she always has has lumpy sacs in it which turn out to take them back in time. So with these they go back to find out more about th ...more
Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, ...more