Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett
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Discworld lives on in Unseen Academicals, the latest novel from Terry Pratchett. Delivering the trademark insight and humor readers the world over have come to expect from “the purely funniest English writer since Wodehouse” (Washington Post Book World), Unseen Academicals focuses on the wizards at Ankh-Morpork’s Unseen University, who are reknowned for many things—sagacity, magic, and their love of teatime—as they attempt to conquer athletics.

 

About Terry Pratchett

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Terry Pratchett is one of the world's most popular authors. He is the winner of numerous literary prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, and he was awarded a knighthood in recognition of his services to literature. Pratchett lives in England.
 
Published September 22, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 546 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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The Guardian

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Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett 400pp, Doubleday, £18.99 The 37th Discworld novel finds the wizards of Unseen University facing an unthinkable calamity – swingeing cuts in their food budget.

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BC Books

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Just in time for the World Cup, a football-themed Discworld novel!

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Book Reporter

It is a medieval adventure realm and a treasure trove of old friends who pop in and out to remind you just how much you enjoy opening the cover of every new Pratchett book and, with a knowing smile, escaping into a world of absurdity.

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The Washington Post

Terry Pratchett's new novel begins with a gigantic bird bounding down a university corridor "making the flat honking noise of the sort duck hunters make just before they are shot by other duck hunters."

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The Telegraph

Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett The wizards at Unseen University risk losing a valuable bequest – the one that funds their lavish dinners – unless they can field a football team.

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Seattle PI

Mister Nutt, why did you object when I pointed out that the Librarian, wonderful though his rising save was, was in infringement of the rules?' Nutt didn't look up, but in a small voice said, 'It was elegant.

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“But authority must back up authority, in public at least, otherwise there is no authority, and therefore the senior authority is forced to back up the junior authority, even if he, the senior authority, believes that the junior authority is a tiresome little tit.” AMAZON READER RATING: from 13...

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SF Signal

I particularly liked that.) Finally, a last good bit, is that there are a number of sequences in the book — particularly where characters are just talking — which have a fierce melancholy, or anger, to them.

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Fantasy Faction

There doesn't seem to be a lot of Terry Pratchett love on these boards, so I thought it would be a good idea to post a review of his latest book, which I finally got round to reading last week (and finished already!).

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Book Geeks

Each book, as it has done for some time, takes an area of our existence, an institution or entertainment, and doesn’t so much give it a twist as reattach its head on back to front – we have had cinema, rock music, the Post Office, the newspaper industry, sectarian hatred, opera and many more – an...

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Geek Speak

He likes Trev, likes dribbling candles for the University (the wizards’ candles must be pre-dribbled, of course), and likes feeling useful.

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