I finished up No. 19 this morning.
I just read the new book The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter.
Terry is the auther of the Disc World series and this one has a slight feeling of that, well in that it's fantasy. :p
The ability to "step" has been released on the planet and it allows people to "step" either to the east or west to parallel Earths. The parallel Earths are varying degrees of past histories of Earth.
From what I can understand/feel about the book it is the beginning of a series.
First of all it ended with a nuclear explosion happening on the Real Earth, but for the most it was kind of introduction of characters. The main character is Joshua who is a natural "stepper" and doesn't need the mechanics to "step". He travels as a guide/security to a man who is the spirit of a former Tibetan monk who basically lives withing a computer system, and has been sent out by some big corporation to investigate the new worlds.
Sorry for the lousy review, but I am just not good at it. :p
Grading it I would have to say : B/B+
Here's hoping that it will be a series. :)
Book List 2012:
1. Schulz and Peanuts by David Michaelis
2. The Avengers: Too Many Targets by John Peel and Dave Rogers
3. The Journey of Crazy Horse by Joseph M. Marshall III
4. Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett
5. Eva Braun by Heika B. Gortemaker
6. Bound in Flesh by David Thomas Lord
7. All of Me by Anne Murray and Michael Posner
8. Small Gods by Terry Pratchett
9. Bloody Bones by Laurell K. Hamilton
10. Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett
11. The Killing Dance by Laurell K. Hamilton
12. An American Original Walt Disney by Bob Thomas
13. Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett
14. Audition by Barbara Walters
15. Kingdom Keepers V Shell Game by Ridley Pearson
16. Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
17. The Queen Mother by William Shawcross
18. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
19. The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
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