The Last Continent

The Last Continent

A Discworld Novel

eBook - 2009
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Something is amiss at Unseen Unversity, Ankh-Morpork's most prestigious (i.e., only) institution of higher learning. A professor is missing—but a search party is on the way! A bevy of senior wizards will follow the trail wherever it leads—even to the other side of Discworld, where the Last Continent, Fourecks, is under construction. Imagine a magical land where rain is but a myth and the ordinary is strange and the past and present run side by side. experience the terror as you encounter a Mad Dwarf, the Peach Butt, and the dreaded Meat Pie Floater.Feel the passion as the denizens of the Last Continent learn what happens when rain falls and the rivers fill with water (it spoils regattas, for one thing). Thrill to the promise of next year's regatta, in remote, rustic Didjabringabeeralong. It'll be asolutely gujeroo (no worries).
Publisher: [S.l.] : HarperCollins, 2009
ISBN: 9780061806636
0061806633
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: 3M Cloud Library

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harley_175
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.

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Eosos
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.

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stevenjhall
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.

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alanebrown
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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