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Who's reading the new Terry Pratchett?

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RustyBear Tue 29-Sep-09 18:01:36

Got it in Tesco this afternoon ... mumsnet may not see me for a while....

NormaJeanAteMyHamster Tue 29-Sep-09 18:03:41

review when finished please Rusty. Love TP and gutted about his diagnosis sad

pooter Tue 29-Sep-09 18:07:01

what? theres a new TP i dont know about??? what is it?

pooter Tue 29-Sep-09 18:09:44

ooh, just found it on amazon - Unseen Academicals - cant wait to get it. Bugger - i was in town today as well...

RustyBear Tue 29-Sep-09 18:12:41

It's called Unseen Academicals and it's about football. (£9.49 at Tesco)

I will report back, but for an ex-librarian I am strangely bad at reviews - I just know if I like something or not, but can never put my finger on why....

AnnVan Tue 29-Sep-09 18:23:45

oooh a new TP!!!!
didn't know there was a new one out.
Thanks for that grin

I too was gutted about his diagnosis.

GoldenSnitch Tue 29-Sep-09 18:37:24

Have it pre-ordered from Amazon! Wonder where it is then?

GoldenSnitch Tue 29-Sep-09 18:38:41

Dispatch estimate 7th October???

But Tesco have it?

Still reading the new Dan Brown though so I can wait

MaryMungo Tue 29-Sep-09 18:46:42


ellceeell Sat 10-Oct-09 10:56:23

Okay, just finished this. I am an avid Pratchett fan, own all the books, even the Discworld music CD! But I don't know what I thought of the book. It was very clever; it made me smile a lot (but not laugh out loud). I don't know if I wasn't engaged by it because I am not a fan of football - or if I was looking for it to be be "different/ less good, even" because of Terry's diagnosis.
I was so hoping to find some other comments on here.

somewhathorrified Sat 10-Oct-09 11:04:18

waiting for it to come out on paperback! Just got Nation tho

ParanoidAtAllTimes Sun 18-Oct-09 18:40:39

Am half way through and enjoying it! I am a football fan though...

SgtAngua Mon 19-Oct-09 15:31:47

Hurrah! A new Terry Pratchett.grin

(Grabs car keys & heads off to Tescos to buy it).

neversaydie Mon 19-Oct-09 16:33:50

I have just finished it, and enjoyed it. Probably not one of his best, but I am no football fan so he was pushing uphill on this one. It has some very funny bits - including the (former) Dean of the Unseen University refereeing a match between town and gown who has somehow been possessed by ghosts of PE teachers past...And any book that has both Ridcully and Vetinari in it can't be bad!

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