Unseen Academicals (Discworld, #37; Rincewind #8) by Terry Pratchett

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Read Unseen Academicals (Discworld, #37; Rincewind #8) Online Free - 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 UnseenUniversity, who are reknowned for many things—sagacity, magic, and their love of teatime—as they attempt to conquer athletics.



Title : Unseen Academicals (Discworld, #37; Rincewind #8)
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ISBN : 0061161705
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 400 pages


Reviews


Dan rated it ★★★☆☆

October 16, 2012

Football (soccer to Americans like myself) is all the rage in Ankh-Morpork and Vetinari, the Patrician, has given Unseen University the duty of refining it from a street game to an organized event. Only some people don't want it organized. Can the Unseen Academicals, with Trevor Likely and the my...


Kat rated it ★★★☆☆

January 11, 2010

When I was a teenager, a friend and I wrote a behemoth of a three-page letter on A4 paper to Terry Pratchett. We were amazed and grateful when a reply arrived from him a few months later, apologising for the delay and attempting to answer some of our many questions. One of the questions we asked...


Carolyn rated it ★★★★☆

August 26, 2017

The Wizards of unseen University must play a game of football (the round ball variety) to meet some historical statute required to keep them housed and fed to the standard they have come to expect. This requires taking the current form of the game played in the the streets by thugs and transformi...


Patrick rated it ★★★★★

June 25, 2012

I first read this book when it came out in 2009, and to be completely honest with you, I was kinda disappointed. The book wasn't bad, mind you. But it was merely good. Pratchett's work is usually somewhere between brilliant and excellent. Still, I wasn't particularly surprised. I've known about P...


Lyn rated it ★★★★☆

March 25, 2017

Soccer! Or futbol, or football, or whatever. Terry Pratchett has created a sports novel, or not, or whatever. Yes, Lord Vetenari has agreed to allow a disorganized sport for ruffians and street thugs to have rules and even develop a league of sorts. Like crime, if there is going to be sports, it sho...


Shovelmonkey1 rated it ★★★★☆

July 07, 2011

Football has come to Ankh-Morpork. Strange that, in the scale of Ankh-Morporkian evolution, football arrives after the genesis of iconographs and moving pictures but there you have it. That is one of the joys of evolution is it not? The element of surprise? Surprisingly the arrival of football al...


Chris rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 01, 2010

Contrary to popular belief, I don't hate sports. I know this may come as a surprise, since I studiously avoid all but the most cursory acknowledgment of current sporting events. I finish the paper when I hit the sports section, and the sport report on the news is, for me, time to wash the dishes....


YouKneeK rated it ★★★☆☆

April 30, 2017

This book was semi-entertaining, but it definitely won’t be one of my favorites from Discworld. I also think I was a little misled by the Discworld chart I’ve been referencing. The chart lists this as part of the Rincewind series, but he hardly appears in the book at all and has very little to do...


Elizabeth rated it ★★★★☆

November 19, 2009

The challenge with trying to review a book by the inimitable Terry Pratchett is finding something to say that hasn’t already been said. The man’s unquestionable skill as a writer and the extensive body of his work makes it all but impossible to say anything about a new addition that hasn’t alread...


Chris rated it ★★★★★

October 11, 2009

What do you get when you mix football, magic, academic rivalry, an orangutan, the world of high (sorry) low fashion, a thumbing of nose (if not outright rasberrying) of Harry Potter, commentary on religion, and a designer named Pepe? Unseen Academicals. Most readers consider the last few Discworld...





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