The Last Continent

The Last Continent : (Discworld Novel 22)

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Anything you do in the past changes the future.The tiniest little actions have huge consequences.You might tread on an ant now and it might entirely prevent someone from being born in the future.' There's nothing like the issue of evolution to get under the skin of academics. Especially when those same academics are by chance or bad judgement deposited at a critical evolutionary turning point when one wrong move could have catastrophic results for the future. Unfortunately in the hands of such an inept and cussed group of individuals, the sensitive issue of causality is sadly only likely to receive the same scant respect that they show to one another...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 24mm | 258.55g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552154180
  • 9780552154185
  • 109,512

About Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he is the author of fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. Worldwide sales of his books now stand at 70 million, and they have been translated into thirty-seven languages. www.terrypratchett.co.uk.show more

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'Pratchett's humour takes logic past the point of absurdity and round again, but it is his unexpected insights into the human morality that make the Discworld series stand out' - Times Literary Supplement. 'Pratchett is a comic genius' - Daily Express"show more

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"The humour sparkles as brightly as ever"show more

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'Anything you do in the past changes the future.The tiniest little actions have huge consequences.You might tread on an ant now and it might entirely prevent someone from being born in the future.' There's nothing like the issue of evolution to get under the skin of academics.Especially when those same academics are by chance or bad judgement deposited at a critical evolutionary turning point when one wrong move could have catastrophic results for the future. Unfortunately in the hands of such an inept and cussed group of individuals, the sensitive issue of causality is sadly only likely to receive the same scant respect that they show to one another...show more

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4 38% (14,227)
3 24% (8,994)
2 4% (1,551)
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"The last continent" is the 22nd book of Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. The plot tells of the adventures of the inept wizard Rincewind who is strangled on a mysterious continent and the troubles of the wizards from UU. The story begins at the university. The librarian has got a terrible cold and because of it he constantly transforms into different objects. Everyone becomes concerned that they might have to take over his job. Being the altruistic souls they are, they decide to cure him. However, they must first obtain his real name. But only Rincewind knows it! To their greatest misfortune he is on an island the location of which is unknown. Rincewind, on the other hand, is given the task to create rain otherwise a whole continent will be destroyed. But never being the hero he tries to get as far away as possible. The book is filled with loads of sarcasm, an outrageous plot and tons of fun. Despite the slight thinness of characterisation the book is extremely enjoyable and the strong plot keeps things going. This is a novel like no other and I recommend it to all fantasy lovers. You will not be disappointed.show more
by Aleksander Shtarbev
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