The Last Continent

The Last Continent

Discworld Series, Book 22

eBook - 2008
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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. Even if their field of expertise is magic rather than biology. With the best and most interfering minds of Unseen University somehow left in charge at a critical evolutionary turning point, the Discworld's last continent needs a saviour. 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. In fact, it's Rincewind, a wizard so inept he can't even spell wizard. He's the only hero left. worries, eh?
Publisher: 2008.
ISBN: 9781407035123
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource ( pages)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Nov 22, 2016

The plot is a bit confusing. Rincewind is in a land like Early Australia and he is pushed to be a hero even if he would rather run away. The Luggage has its own adventure while trying to find him. The wizards at the Unseen University are out looking for a missing magician and they manage to get lost, along with their female housekeeper. In spite of many surprises and high-jinks, everyone manages to find their way back to Ankh-Morpork's.

Chapel_Hill_KenMc May 18, 2015

Pratchett's motley crew of wizards here takes on a place suspiciously like Australia, along with hot topics such as evolution, sheep stealing, beer consumption, and aboriginal paintings. All is accomplished with Pratchett's reliable dose of British hilarity. He will be missed.

Aug 17, 2014

This was a thoroughly entertaining story. Rincewind wasn't quite as annoying as usual, the wizards were even more hilarious than usual and lampooning Australia was highly amusing.

rseeton Jun 13, 2012

A good read - very sly funny humour. But also pretty surreal in parts and hard to follow.

Feb 05, 2012

As with much of Discworld, The Last Continent reflects our own world. In this case the 'Last Continent' satirizes Australia and many of the jokes may require some knowledge of Aussie in-jokes. As an Australian I found it very funny, but I'm not sure how well this would work for non-Aussies.

May 18, 2011

Love Discworld. Love Terry Pratchett. BUT be careful if you go on a Discworld bender and read too many in a row. Jokes get a little repetitive and thin. Probably would have liked this more if I had spent more time away from DW before reading it.

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