Terry Pratchett has written many Discworld novels, but he always manages to find a new theme to twist and fit to his own flat world version. This time it's football.
The stupid and the mysteriousGlenda’s childhood friend Juliet is her protégé and fortunately, no matter how dumb and lazy Juliet is, her appealing looks always saves her from getting into trouble. University candle dribbler (a very Pratchettesque form of employment) Trevor Likely cannot get his head around the fact that Juliet might fancy him. And then there’s his colleague Mr Nutt. Whatever part of the mountain region of Überwald Mr Nutt is from, he certainly holds some strange qualities.
Wizards and sports do mixAdd a bunch of the familiar old University wizardry, a feud between archchancellors and a new twist to a mysterious and ancient game called foot-the-ball, and you have the 38th Discworld novel. Familiar where familiar is due, but also abundant with new interesting characters and ingenious comments on our own civilization and culture.
An abridged audio book version of Unseen academicals is also available. It is read by British actor Tony Robinson, known from productions such as Time team, the Discworld videogames and Blackadder.