Three more carnivals! - I haven’t posted here for a month, but the carnivals keep rolling out like clockwork. On Dec. 21st I hosted a carnival at my own blog I’ll Never Forget The...
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
In this installment of the chaos that is Discworld--and by the way, you can pretty much jump in anywhere--the wizards of Unseen University find out that in order to maintain an extremely important bequest, which finances their meals and elaborate between-meal snacks, they have to field a football (that is, soccer to us Americans) team. Since the wizards' previous exercise mainly involved running to wherever the food was to be served, this challenge of course presents a problem. Combine this plot with a touching love story and a couple of other subplots, including one where self-knowledge gained leads to a real transformation, along with Pratchett's sharp sense of humor and ear for the absurd, and you have a winner. I've read several of the Discworld series, and in my opinion this is one of the more successful stories. $14.95 on Kindle.
Posted by BookishDude at 10:43 PM