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Unseen Academicals: (Discworld Novel 37) (Discworld Novels) Paperback – 13 Feb 2014
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"Behind the fantasy Terry Pratchett looks at very real contemporary issues and scores many goals. This isn't just football, it's Discworld football. Or, to borrow another phrase, it's about life, the Universe, and everything." (The Times)
"Satirical, historical, fantastical and irresistible." (Daily Mail)
"This is the 37th in a body of work so vast that it has spawned its own concordance, yet the quality remains as high as ever and the laughs as plentiful...Like all the Discworld novels, Unseen Academicals rewards a second reading. As ever it is peppered with allusions, from Keats to the Lewinsky affair, but, like Wodehouse, Pratchett wears his learning lightly and the pleasure of rereading is in teasing them out." (The Telegraph)
Football comes to Ankh-Morpork in the thirty-seventh Discworld novel.See all Product description
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The wizards aren't the only characters taking the spotlights in this book, and we are introduced to Glenda, Juliet, Trevor Likely and the mysterious, but very polite Mr Nutt - because although the wizards are fun, you've got to have another story going on so that you can think occasionally "what's happening with the wizards?" But the new characters are very likable and Terry has another hit on his hands.
One thing about the book horrified me though. Terry Pratchett is modern Britain's best and funniest author, so why is the book peppered with American spellings such as "categorized" and "philosophize"? No offence to Americans, who deserve to have their own spellings, but this is like finding shards of glass in a lovely ham sandwich. Terry Pratchett loves the English language, and I hardly think he wants to stamp out its character, so I can only think that someone ticked the wrong box in the spellchecker. Shame on them. I hope Terry has given them a yellow card for that.