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Unseen Academicals - Terry Pratchett
Unseen Academicals
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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,... show more
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.
The prospect of the Big Match draws in a likely lad with a wonderful talent for kicking a tin can, a maker of jolly good pies, a dim but beautiful young woman, who might just turn out to be the greatest fashion model there has ever been, and the mysterious Mr. Nutt. (No one knows anything much about Mr. Nutt, not even Mr. Nutt, which worries him, too.)
As the match approaches, four lives are entangled and changed for ever. Because the thing about football -- the important thing about football -- is that is is not just about football.
Here we go! Here we go! Here we go!
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385609340 (0385609345)
Publisher: Doubleday
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Category:
Fantasy, Humor
Series: Discworld (#37)
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YouKneeK
YouKneeK rated it
3.0 Review: Unseen Academicals (Discworld Book 43 of 49ish)
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 ...
Audio Book Junkie
Audio Book Junkie rated it
3.5 "Unseen Academicals" by Terry Pratchett - football as the magic of the masses
In “Unseen Academicals”, Terry Pratchett lifts the working-class football subculture that I grew up with (when players were as local as the teams, and being Red or Blue depended on your religion and was religion in its own right) and holds it like a diamond to the light. As always he weaves wisdom...
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even with nougat, you can have a perfect moment rated it
2.0 Unseen Academicals (Discworld, #37)
I was not a huge fan of this book. On the face of it, it should have been a great fit for me - I love watching football, I love Ankh-Morpork, and I love a good love story. But I was went into this book with trepidation as I'd heard "less-than-good" things about the story from sources that I trust....
The Book Magpie's Nest
The Book Magpie's Nest rated it
2.0 Unseen Academicals (Discworld, #37)
I was not a huge fan of this book. On the face of it, it should have been a great fit for me - I love watching football, I love Ankh-Morpork, and I love a good love story. But I was went into this book with trepidation as I'd heard "less-than-good" things about the story from sources that I trust....
Brad Horner's Books
Brad Horner's Books rated it
4.0
I've never been a sports fan, unless I were actually doing the sport in question, but I found a discworld adaptation of a sport completely apropo and more than a little snide. Fortunately for those of us who don't care too much about sports in-general, the reoccurring characters more than make up fo...
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