Unseen academicals : a novel of Discworld

by Pratchett, Terry.

Format: Print Book ©2009.
Availability: Available at 19 Libraries 19 of 19 copies
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Summary
"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 street urchin 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 (and 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 it is not just about football. Here we go! Here we go! Here we go!"
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "No one has ever known Lord Vetinari, tyrant of the magical Renaissance city-state of Ankh-Morpork, to be a football fan, the game being, after all, the passion of the working classes, who like it played with maximal savagery. So everyone's flummoxed when he proposes reviving the sport as it was meant to be; namely, including a few emendations to be introduced by a faculty-and-staff team from that Oxbridge of wizardly knowledge, Unseen University. Now UU's faculty is portly and, save for meals, lethargic, so youthful menials Trev, son of late football immortal Dave Likely, and Mr. Nutt, the new candle-dribbler, must bring the ponderous profs up to team speed. They couldn't do it without Glenda, pie-maker nonpareil and mistress of the university's Night Kitchen, and her assistant, best friend, and de facto ward, the gorgeous Juliet, with whom Trev's understandably smitten. Or without the mysterious Pepe, designer to dwarf fashion entrepreneur Madame Sharn, who finds in Juliet the ideal model for her new line of micromail haute couture. Or, come to that, without micromail. In short, this is as busy and as daft as any other Discworld yarn, which means it is the quintessence of daft. Nobody writes fantasy funnier than Pratchett.--Olson, Ray Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In the magical universe of Discworld, the dithering and very dotty wizards at Unseen University struggle to master the arcane rules of football as they enter a violent street sport competition. The challenges include getting the sedentary and distracted professors to play with some enthusiasm (and without magic), defending themselves against their opponents' unsportsmanlike behavior, and naturally, to win. It's not easy to track the multitude of characters, but Stephen Briggs gives each of them a distinctive voice. Briggs has been adapting Pratchett's novels to the stage since 1991, and the recurring characters are his to command. His performance brings out the best of the satirical humor and Pratchett's really good bad puns. Fans of Discworld will not be disappointed. A Harper hardcover (Reviews, Aug. 31). (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Pratchett, Terry. Discworld series (New York, N.Y.)
Books 33, 36, and 40 grouped as Moist von Lipwig stories
#1 - The Color of magic
#2 - The Light fantastic
#3 - Equal rites
#4 - Mort
#5 - Sourcery
#6 - Wyrd sisters
#7 - Pyramids
#8 - Guards! guards!
#9 - Eric
#10 - Moving pictures
#11 - Reaper man
#12 - Witches abroad
#13 - Small gods
#14 - Lords and ladies
#15 - Men at arms
#16 - Soul music
#17 - Interesting times
#18 - Maskerade
#19 - Feet of clay
#20 - Hogfather
#21 - Jingo
#22 - The Last continent
#23 - Carpe Jugulum
#24 - The Fifth elephant
#25 - The Truth
#26 - Thief of time
#27 - The Last hero
#28 - The Amazing Maurice and his educated rodents
#29 - Night watch
#30 - The Wee free men
#31 - Monstrous regiment
#32 - A Hat full of sky
#33 - Going postal
#34 - Thud!
#35 - Wintersmith
#36 - Making money
#37 - Unseen academicals
#38 - I shall wear midnight
#39 - Snuff
#40 - Raising steam
Subjects Discworld (Imaginary place) -- Fiction.
Football stories.
Satire.
Humorous fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Publisher New York :Harper,©2009.
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 400 pages ; 24 cm.
ISBN 9780385609340 (hardcover) Doubleday
9780061161704
0061161705
9780061161728 (pbk.)
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