The description in this book is beautiful and it takes you to a place I would greatly like to visit. The idea of twin worlds that you can jump between is beautiful and if not quite poetic.
Throughout the story there are some interesting moral aspects brought up. There are trade mark comedy moments that are common for Terry Pratchett but there is just not enough evidence of him to make this a great read. I think it is fair to say that this was just not for me this book.
1916: the Western Front. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong, and the wind in the leaves in the trees. Where have the mud, blood and blasted landscape of No Man’s Land gone?
2015: Madison, Wisconsin. Cop Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive – some said mad, others dangerous – scientist when she finds a curious gadget: a box containing some wiring, a three-way switch and a…potato. It is the prototype of an invention that will change the way Mankind views his world for ever.
And that’s an understatement if ever there was one…
The Long Earth is the first novel in an exciting new collaboration between the creator of Discworld Terry Pratchett and the acclaimed SF writer Stephen Baxter