Unseen Academicals: (Discworld Novel 37) (Hardback)
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Short Description for Unseen Academicals 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 going 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.
- Published: 13 October 2009
- Format: Hardback 400 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780385609340 ISBN 10: 0385609345
- Sales rank: 4,230
Reviews for Unseen Academicals
re: The Unseen Academicals
There's a love plot across fan loyalties (the lass in question being called Juliet, just in case you didn't get the reference). But the highlight of the book is the enigmatic coach, philosopher, blacksmith, candle-dribbler and pie aficionado Mr Nutt - "No-one knows anything much about Mr Nutt, not even Mr Nutt, which worries him too." Nutt shows Pratchett at his humanist best, and Nutt's story exemplifies Pratchett's key concerns: a belief in our capacity to change, not timidly accepting one's allotted role, and a genuinely touching commitment to sincerity. Nutt's quest to find "worth" has more humanity and morality than any nonsense about boy wizards and blood purity. Along the way the jokes come fluently and easily, some of the humour isn't really even jokes, but rather Pratchett's unique askance view of things, from déjà vu squared. So I think, this book might be worth my installment loans. To read more: http://personalmoneystore.com/moneyblog/2009/09/29/loans-installment-loans/ by Felicia T.under review