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The Last Continent (1998)

by Terry Pratchett

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Series: Discworld: Rincewind (6), Discworld (22)

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IT'S THE DISCWORLD'S LAST CONTINENT AND IT'S GOING TO DIE IN A FEW DAYS, EXCEPT... 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. A man in a hat whose luggage follows him on little legs. Yes, it's Rincewind, the inept wizard who can't even spell wizard. He's the only hero left. Still...no worries, eh?… (more)
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    Faust Among Equals by Tom Holt (barpurple)
    barpurple: Similar tinkering at the creation of the universe theme. Both very funny.
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Bill Rincewind and Peach Nellie. ( )
  KittyCunningham | Apr 26, 2021 |
I wasn't very impressed with this book. Far too much pointless running around nand no discernable plot besides that. I guess that's the point, but it's still kind of a waste of reading time. ( )
  JaimieRiella | Feb 25, 2021 |
Pratchett is entertaining as always, but I couldn't make the resolution make much sense when I thought about it. Oh well. ( )
  unsquare | Feb 16, 2021 |
Enjoyed this a lot. Have to remember the indigenous people of Australia are still suffering with very little let up - but I picked it up from the library for an easy read when I had a cold and so I can't complain it doesn't deal with issues. ( )
  Ma_Washigeri | Jan 23, 2021 |
Always a good read ( )
  Angel.Tatum.Craddock | Dec 17, 2020 |
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Suffice it to say that while this may not be Pratchett's best Discworld novel, it's still an enjoyable one. What, one wonders, will he tackle next? Among other things, he's spoofed religion (Small Gods), feminism (Equal Rites), Hollywood (Moving Pictures), death (in an entire series of books), opera (Maskerade), racism (Jingo), Christmas (Hogfather), ancient Egypt (Pyramids), and most of the hoary, shop-worn devices of fantasy. Still, no worries; there are plenty of themes left.
 

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Terry Pratchettprimary authorall editionscalculated
Brandhorst, AndreasTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ittekot, VenugopalanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kirby, JoshCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Matthews, RobinPhotographersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Perrini, BenCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Planer, NigelNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Solé, AlbertTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Discworld is a world and a mirror of worlds
This is not a book about Australia. No, it's about somewhere entirely different which just happens to be, here and there, a bit . . . australian.
Still . . . no worries, right?
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Against the stars a turtle passes, carrying four elephants on its shell.
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People don't live on the Disc any more than, in less hand-crafted parts of the multiverse, they live on balls. Oh, planets may be the place where their body eats its tea, but they live elsewhere, in worlds of their own which orbit very handily around the centre of their heads.
All tribal myths are true, for a given value of 'true'.
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IT'S THE DISCWORLD'S LAST CONTINENT AND IT'S GOING TO DIE IN A FEW DAYS, EXCEPT... 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. A man in a hat whose luggage follows him on little legs. Yes, it's Rincewind, the inept wizard who can't even spell wizard. He's the only hero left. Still...no worries, eh?

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IT’S THE DISCWORLD’S LAST CONTINENT AND IT’S GOING TO DIE IN A FEW DAYS, EXCEPT…

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.

A man in a hat whose luggage follows him on little legs. Yes, it’s Rincewind, the inept wizard who can’t even spell wizard. He’s the only hero left.

Still…no worries, eh?
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