Unseen Academicals: (Discworld Novel 37)

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'The thing about football - the important thing about football - is that it is not just about football.'

Football is supposed to be a gentleman's game, played on venerable university lawns for honour, polite applause and a hearty match tea afterwards. Unfortunately for the gentlemen, the rest of the world doesn't see it that way. Football has moved on, to the streets, and now it inhabits a world of pies, chants and jumpers for goalposts. This is a world where a talent for keeping tin cans in the air could make you a local celebrity, and where any polite applause is lost in the roar of pitched battles between fans. This is a world oflife or death.

And if the gentlemen want to try and bend it to their rules again, they're going to have a fight on their hands.

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Recensione:

"Behind the fantasy Terry Pratchett looks at very real contemporary issues and scores many goals. This isn't just football, it's Discworld football. Or, to borrow another phrase, it's about life, the Universe, and everything" ( The Times)

"Satirical, historical, fantastical and irresistible" ( Daily Mail)

"The subject matter is football, with a dash of Romeo and Juliet... exactly what's needed to cheer us all up in the autumnal gloom. Terry has none of his ability to raise a laugh" ( Daily Express)

"The secret of Terry Pratchett's comic fantasy isn't so much the wackiness of the fantasy as the reliability of the comedy... with sales now topping 60m, Discworld is still going strong...with undimmed, triumphant exuberance" ( Guardian)

"This is the 37th in a body of work so vast that it has spawned its own concordance, yet the quality remains as high as ever and the laughs as plentiful... Like all the Discworld novels, Unseen Academicals rewards a second reading. As ever it is peppered with allusions, from Keats to the Lewinsky affair, but, like Wodehouse, Pratchett wears his learning lightly and the pleasure of rereading is in teasing them out" ( Telegraph)

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Football comes to the Discworld! And the thing about football - the important thing about football - is that it is not just about football.

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