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Unseen academicals : a novel of Discworld /

by Pratchett, Terry.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Pratchett, Terry. Discworld series (New York, N.Y.): Publisher: New York : Harper, c2009Edition: 1st ed.Description: 400 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780061161704 :; 0061161705.Title notes: $25.99 11-2009 (db)Subject(s): Discworld (Imaginary place) -- Fiction | Wizards -- Fiction | Football stories | Satire | Humorous fiction | Fantasy fictionOnline resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description Summary: The wizards of Unseen University in the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork must win a football match, without using magic, so they're in the mood for trying everything else. As the match approaches, four lives are entangled and changed forever.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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. </p>

$25.99 11-2009 (db)

The wizards of Unseen University in the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork must win a football match, without using magic, so they're in the mood for trying everything else. As the match approaches, four lives are entangled and changed forever.

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Library Journal Review

The 37th novel (after Making Money) in Pratchett's wildly popular "Discworld" series is set in the bustling metropolis of Ankh-Morpork and boasts the return of the wizards of Unseen University. Lord Vetinari, Ankh-Morpork's patrician, is responsible, as usual, for setting into motion the novel's two main story lines: the assimilation of a member of an ancient, and heretofore shunned race, into the city, and the regulation of "foot-the-ball," a game that leaves the streets littered with bodies of players and spectators alike. Verdict While having more than its fair share of laugh-out-loud lines, this title is far from Pratchett's best. He fails to integrate his great wisdom and fondness for the human condition, and his humorous observations about its absurdity are left hanging. However, it is still a well-written crowd pleaser. For serious fans, but newcomers might prefer to start with one of the earlier titles.-Amy Watts, Univ. of Georgia Lib., Athens (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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