The Last Continent: (Discworld Novel 22) (Paperback)
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DescriptionIT'S THE DISCWORLD'S LAST CONTINENT AND IT'S GOING TO DIE IN A FEW DAYS, EXCEPT...Who is this hero striding across the red desert? Sheep shearer, beer drinker, bush ranger, and someone who'll even eat a Meat Pie Floater when he's sober. A man in a hat whose luggage follows him on little legs. Yes, it's Rincewind, the inept wizard who can't even spell wizard. He's the only hero left. Still...no worries, eh?
- Published: 20 July 1999
- Format: Paperback 416 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780552146142 ISBN 10: 0552146145
- Sales rank: 9,169
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One of the best books ever to not be written about Australia
Pratchett is well-known as a master of comedy, and his Discworld books are beloved the world over. I'll admit, I am biased in his favour. I own almost all of them, and have read many of them more than once. Or twice.
This is one of the best. Maybe it's the fact that I have a soft spot for all things Australasian. Maybe it's that I am eternally amused by Rincewind. But there is something about Pratchett taking his hand to tackle the whimsy and grittiness of Australia (Excuse me, not Australia - EcksEcksEcksEcks) which is hilarious and warm and delightful beyond the usual for Discworld.
From the Opera house to the famous (and controversial) Pavlova, from Vegemite to the 'special' realtionship Aussies have the notion of the outlaw, this book dances along the line of fond ribbing and stereotype.
It's a great introduction for people who have not read any Pratchett at all (despite the odd reference here and there to Rincewind's former adventures) and a delightful addition to the universe for any long time fan.
Heartily recommended. Mate. by Jax Goss