Unseen Academicals - Terry Pratchett Reviews
Description:ISBN 0385609345 / Genre: Sci-Fiction / Fantasy / Author: Terry Pratchett / Hardcover / 400 Pages / Book is published 2009-10-01 by ... more
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by - written on 14/11/09, updated on 14/11/09 (Very useful, 53 readings)
When "foot-the-ball" is played in the streets of Ankh Morpork the violence of a surging crowd is matched only by the violence on the pitch. Archancellor Ridcully is therefore, horrified to find that he and the other members of the Unseen University must form a team and play a one off game. Fortunately, Lord Vetinari wants to bring rules to the game taking it off the streets. With a funny little Goblin named Nutt as Head Coach and foot-the-ball legend Dave Likely's son as Assistant the team of the "Unseen Academicals" might just survive. "Unseen Academicals" is the thirty-seventh Discworld by the genius that is Sir Terry ... Read the complete review
by - written on 02/11/09 (Very useful, 69 readings)
After casting his eye over films, music, opera, journalism and many other aspects of "civilised society", Terry Pratchett turns to football for his latest Discworld novel, Unseen Academicals. The story in this one is slightly convoluted (although Discworld books generally are!) It surrounds attempts by The Patrician, Lord Vetinari, to turn football from a street game played by thugs into a respectable sport. To achieve this, he turns to the wizards of Unseen University (UU) and one of their employees - a goblin, to whom there is more than meets the eye. Even this slightly-longer-than-usual (for me) plot synopsis doesn't even come close to ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/10/10 (Very useful, 37 readings)
Unseen Academicals - Terry Pratchett I have been a fan of Terry Pratchett's books for years though have only just got around to rereading some of the books after years of never finding the time. It is the comedy and dry humour which has me laughing until I cry which brings me back time and time again to these books. The comedy is possibly not to some people's tastes as at times it really is just silly, though for me - silly is great! Unseen Academicals takes place in Ankh Morpock, the medieval type city surrounding the magical Unseen University, which is all sat upon the Discworld. The story follows the wizards of the Unseen University ... Read the complete review
by - written on 01/06/10 (Very useful, 58 readings)
Unseen Academicals is the latest Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett and could be his last because of his ongoing battle with Parkinson's disease -let's hope not. Discworld I've been a fan of TP's books since the very first The Colour of Magic came out in about 1987, I've read every one and some are my favourites. Discworld is a world which is a place of humour, magic, squalor and comic effect. It has moments of high comedy, toilet humour and plenty of decent stories and keeps the reader both amused and entertained throughout. Unseen Academicals is the latest book in the series and maintains TP's recent output of placing very British ... Read the complete review
by - written on 31/12/09 (Very useful, 47 readings)
In 1995 I came across a Terry Pratchett book in my local library, decided that the cover looked rather interesting and thought I'd give it a read . . . well after 14 years I am a great fan and his latest Discworld offering 'Unseen Academicals' doesn't disappoint. For those who have never read a Terry Pratchett discworld book here are a few basics: * Discworld is a fantasy world consisting of a flat disc which rests on the backs of 4 huge elephants, which in turn are on the back of a huge turtle swimming through space. * The main city on Discworld is Ankh-Morpork (which seems rather like London in many ways). * The characters in the books range ... Read the complete review
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