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Only You Can Save Mankind
Only You Can Save Mankind | Terry Pratchett
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The alien spaceship is in his sights. His finger is on the Fire button. Johnny Maxwell is about to set the new high score on the computer game Only You Can Save Mankind. Suddenly: We wish to talk. Huh? We surrender. The aliens aren't supposed to surrender -- they're supposed to die! Now what is Johnny going to do with a fleet of alien prisoners who know their rights under the international rules of war and are demanding safe-conduct? It's hard enough trying to save Mankind from the Galactic Hordes. It's even harder trying to save the Galactic Hordes from Mankind. But it's just a game, isn't it? Isn't it? Master storyteller Terry Pratchett leaves readers breathless -- with laughter, and with suspense -- in a reality-bending tale of virtual heroism.
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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rather_be_reading thats what i say about writing a book! 1mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I remember those days too!

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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“If not you, who else?”

I enjoyed this fun YA story, it reminded me of The Last Starfighter. What if your game aliens weren‘t just in your game, but actually real & searching for help! Plus with Pratchett there‘s always an underlining meaning, think before you automatically push that fire button, just because it‘s what you are supposed to do, doesn‘t mean you should do it!

#PratchettPosse #OokBOokClub
#SeriesRead @TheSpineView
#Scarathlon

Riveted_Reader_Melissa #TeamStoker
2 pts for theme: Aliens 👾 galore and 1 pt for posting. 3 total @TheReadingMermaid
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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The introduction alone...explaining the story that is now a bit dated, made me smile. So sadly true! 🙈😱😂

#PratchettPosse
#OokBOokClub

Gezemice Yeah that intro was good and necessary... I read it a week ago. Very much needs the time explained. 1mo
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AnansiGirl
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#tbrTuesday

Book I‘m looking forward to reading throughout the September #24B4Monday readathon.

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gossamerchild
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Mehso-so

Meh. Definitely NOT my favorite Pratchett. I'm chalking this up to it being dated, because there were several cringe inducing moments. This is the September book for the #OokBOokClub, though, so I'll save more of my comments for that discussion :-)

#pratchettposse #terrypratchett #epicbuddyread

CarolynM I think it probably is dated. I remember reading it when it first came out and being delighted by the fact he was writing about a game I'd been playing (very badly) - and that was a long, long time ago! 2mo
Iblu I audio read it as well for the #OokBookClub. I guess I am too in love with the Discworld setting but I appreciated some of the tricks for the interfacing between the two worlds. AND it helped me discover there is a Johnny Maxwell set of stories I did not know about!! 2mo
gossamerchild @Iblu that's true. I am pleasantly surprised by how many Pratchett books there are in not familiar with. Gimme them all, even the so-so ones 😁 2mo
Iblu @gossamerchild indeed!👋👋 1mo
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vlwelser
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This is definitely worth reading. And it's fast. 💖📚

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misslupescu
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Well I did it. I finished it. Amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it. And when you're stuck on a train for over an hour.

It was a really enjoyable story. Terry Pratchett is witty and clever as always.
Still no idea why I found it so hard to get through though.

#terrypratchett

MariaW 😍 2y
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misslupescu
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"Humans seemed much better at ideas. They always seemed to be on the verge of being totally insane, but it seemed to work for them. The inside of their heads would be an interesting place to visit but she wouldn't want to live there" - pg 134

#terrypratchett

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misslupescu
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Hi!
Shiny new book related social media? Colour me intrigued and let me play!

I've been picking at this book for ages. Not sure why as I usually devour TP books. I am enjoying it, but I'm not reading pages and pages like I usually do.
But I am determined to finish it! I'm 3/4 through. Lets use this train journey wisely!

#commutingbibliophile #trainreads #terrypratchett

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Dwayne_Shugert
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Good book...

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Grrlbrarian
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Stack 'em up! I've got all but six of my Spring 2017 TBR here. Hmm... where do I want to start?

Mccall0113 I let my 11 year old pick for me sometimes. She has great taste! 3y
RadicalReader @Grrlbrarian so hard to choose a single book to start with when it comes to tackling your TBR list 3y
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