Unseen Academicals - Terry Pratchett

Unseen Academicals

By Terry Pratchett

  • Release Date: 2009-10-06
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 127 Ratings

Description

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 , who are reknowned for many things—sagacity, magic, and their love of teatime—as they attempt to conquer athletics.

Reviews

  • HO HO!

    5
    By Toother
    Another beautiful work by a master of his art. Mr. Pratchett has once again taken me on a journey both magical and worthy.
  • Helps to know..

    5
    By LonSolo
    You need to know a little about soccer and rugby history. It also helps to have read a few of the wizard novels as well. but mostly this book is a laugh riot. It is scattered and confused, but that is sort of the point, because it's wizards and organized sports. As a read i would label it "Mostly Harmless". Buy it, enjoy it.
  • Not at all

    4
    By FractalJack
    Sir Pterry does break out of his comfort zone and tackels a few new characters, rather than just going with the beloved members of the Watch, or the Lancre witches, but that does not mean it's a bad book. It's a good book, but it does not travel the same comfortable path that some of his others have done. I bought it, I liked it. Perhaps less well than Guards! Guards!, but it's still pretty good.
  • Sadly lacking

    2
    By xrobertcmx
    As a long time fan of Sir Pratchett I can only say that this book should not have been released. While it did have much of his trademark brilliance, it was scattered and confused. At best it comes off as an uninspired imitation of his earlier work.