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Review of Unseen Academicals – a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett

This is one of those books that requires more than one reading because there is just so much going on in it…


This post appeared on my blog back in the early days when only those lost or truly intrepid ventured for a visit, so has only been viewed by a wandering spider and my doting mother. I thought perhaps it could stand a second outing…

Unseen Academicals is the thirty-seventh Discworld novel, which, for those who don’t know, is set in a flat world balanced on the backs of four elephants, standing on the back of the Great A’Tuin – a giant turtle – that swims through space. Football has come to the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork – not the old-fashioned grubby pushing and shoving, but the new, fast football with pointy hats for goalposts and balls that go gloing when you drop them. And now the wizards of Unseen University must win a football match without using magic, so they’re in the mood for trying everything else.

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