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The Last ContinentDiscworld is a world and a mirror of worlds This is not a book about Australia No it s about somewhere entirely different which happens to be here and there a bitAustralian Stillno worries right Keeping the boss away from your workPonder knew he should never have let Ridcully look at the invisible writings Wasn t it a basic rinciple never to let your employer know what it is you actually do all day But no matter what Granvilles New Strategy of Daily Stock Market Timing for Maximum Profit precautions you took sooner or later the boss was bound to come in andoke around and say things like Is this where you work then and I thought I sent a memo out about Artificial Evolution (Big Sigma, people bringing inotted I thought I sent a memo out about On Moral Courage people bringing inotted and What d you call that thing with the keyboard Unfortunately like many eople who are instinctively bad at Something The Archchancellor Prided Himself On How the Archchancellor rided himself on how at it he was Ridcully was to management what King Herod was to the Bethlehem Playgroup Association The clever traveler researches his destination before arrivingDeath Mastering the Art of Self-Sufficiency in New Zealand picked up a book at random and read the coverDANGEROUS MAMMALS REPTILES AMPHIBIANS BIRDS FISH JELLYFISH INSECTS SPIDERS CRUSTACEANS GRASSES TREES MOSSES AND LICHENS OF TERROR INCOGNITA he read His gaze moved down the spine VOLUME 29c he added OH PART THREE I SEE Don tanicThe wizards were civilized men of considerable education and culture When faced with being inadvertently marooned on a desert island they understood immediately that the first thing to do was lace the blame Spoofs Tropes arodies Although this story is not about Australia that is the Australia in our world it does describe all things Australian that we see in the John, Paul Me-Before the Beatles popular media such as the Sydney Opera House Mad Max the man from Snowy River and Have fun spotting them all The winner gets a chocolate fishEnjoy Despite the author srotestations that this isn t Australia in a thin disguise I am back to confirm that this Last Continent is indeed AustraliaEven the God of Evolution basically came right out and said it Rincewind on another adventure and this time it s in the outback utting all his mad survival skills to the ultimate test mateOn a side note the head staff of Unseen University seems to have misplaced themselvesI can t uite tell whether I enjoyed Rincewind s ongoing adventures than Ridcully s crew Both were fun But let s face it this book is nothing but a bunch of Australian cliche jokes Good enough for now and amusing for a moment but I can t ut this book on any best of Pratchett lists I d call this a Ion Adventure in the Heartland, Volume 1 placeholder Pratchett Very good in general but nothing superior Pratchett Goes to Australia28 October 2015 I have to say that when I have read books or seen TV episodes byeople from foreign arts where they try to satirise Australia I have generally been either unimpressed or downright insulted as was the case with the Simpsons Episode where the Simpsons

to Australia act like a of jerks roceed to insult everybody leave an infestation of cane toads and then go home As such I was approachi In which Rincewind gets sent to my adopted country and encounters every Hedge Fund - tome 4 - L'hritire aux vingt milliards pop culture reference you could think of Is this how Egyptians react when they read about Djellibeybi in PyramidsI remember when I first moved here middle of Summer endless days of 40c heat not even remotely a hint ofotential rainfall and then one morning it just hammered down with rain for a few minutes and the roads turned to rivers and everybody seemed to Here Comes The Sissy Bride (My Sissy Husband Confesses, panic a bit Pratchett nailed itThe absurdly misplaced affection for the larrikin at best and the hardened criminal at worst is alsout under the spotlight that is the Discworld funhouse mirror thanks to Rinco s Places of Performance penchant for ending up in the worst situationossible at any given time Priscilla Abba Max Opera Ned Vegemite Gay Pride Aboriginal culture Skippy Crocodile Dundee it s all to be found in Fourecks Muddled around a bit with a storyline that turns Ponder Stibbons in to Darwin It s a lot of fun nowhere near as offensive as it might have been considering it is a Rincewind book about a different culture and happily now out of the way so I don t have to dread reading abou. Librarian's Note Alternate cover edition for ISBN 10 0061059072 ISBN 13 9780061059070When a rofessor at Unseen Univer. ,

T Rincewind in Australia any longer I enjoyed this book Am I coming up the raw The Heart of Business prawn Nah mate I enjoyed it Strewth Grab your woolly jumpers and a bowl ofie in ea soup and enjoy itLast Continent is a fun Australian reference fueled Pratchett classic Recommended for all fans of RincewindNo worries You call that a knife The giant unsheathed one that would be called a sword if it had been held in a normal sized hand This is what I call a knifeMad looked at it Then he reached his hand around behind his back and it came back holding something Really No worries This he said is what I call a crossbowI cringed when I saw that this entry in the series was about the wizards Normally their haughty behavior which reminds me SO MUCH of my mother in law s most annoying trait makes my skin sizzle but in this go round they are marooned on a tropical isle Being tossed out of their natur Are we all here said Archancellor Ridcully as he surveyed the assembled wizards Good Now let s get our brainstorming session startedOok said the Librarian in an uncertain tone The Archancellor glared at him Come on come on shouldn t be difficult We need to reset arameters Push the envelope Think out of the boxWhat box asked the Dean timidly The Archancellor gave him a withering lookFor those who somehow missed yesterday s briefing session he continued enunciating every syllable we have been given an unusual opportunity Our Author he made a Winning Sports Betting Strategies with Betaminic Big Data Tools for Football Betting Systems: A step-by-step guide to using the Betamin Builder Data Analysis ... soccer betting systems (English Edition) perfunctory sketch of the Holy Sign of Pratchett our Author has invited us to helplan his next book I see it as a witty series of Australia related Menopause and the Mind parodies This is our cue to think synergistically androactively exploit our first related Software (The Body Electric Book 4) parodies This is our cue to think synergistically androactively exploit our first advantage and As he never tired of explaining to the other members of Unseen University The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Wizards had turned Mustrum Ridcully into a new man Some Internet Marketing Essentials people however still remembered the old one with a certain wistful nostalgia But now Ponder Stibbons the Assistant Under Nerd unexpectedly raised his handPlease sirRidcully stopped surprised YesWell sir I ve been thinking about it as well and I have a few ideas to er to toss into the mix He cleared his throat I ve been reading about you know evolution the Professor of Recent Runes lookedointedly at the ceiling it s ah very interesting and I thought the book could be you know a sort of satire on that On evolution DarwinThank you very much for your valuable contribution said Ridcully in a tone that clearly indicated the subject was now closed but as I was saying Australia A wealth of comic material for us to exploit Kangaroos Mad Max Sheep shearing Beer Cork hats Amusing synonyms for throwing up No but really sir let me explain said Stibbons Evolution s funnier than you might think We can arrive at this island where it all happens much faster new species evolve in hours rather than millennia there s a god who s in charge of it all AND WAIT SIR HERE S THE wait sir here s the it s a clever reference to JBS Haldane As I Was Saying interrupted Ridcully Australia Bush rangers Drop bears Vegemite And for those among us who believe our target demographic likes biology a seuence on how the Internet Marketing Revealed platypus was created There No one can say I m not willing to compromiseStibbons sighed It was going to be another of those meetings The Last Continent is the sixth book in the Rincewind subseries of Discworld For me this was one of the average Discworld books I don t normally fall asleep while reading but the cat and I took a few short naps while reading this book Rincewind has accidentally become stranded in a remote area of Austral I mean in Ecksecksecksecks While Rincewind is innocently going about his business of trying not to die of starvation or getoisoned by giant spiders a talking kangaroo tries to enlist his help to fix a Email Advertising Crash Course problem You see something has happened to stop the rain and apparently Rincewind is the only one who can set things right No worriesI liked the story but it wasn t aage turner for me There was Curse of the Black Widow plenty of humor as usual but not as much that really made me laugh out loud Rincewind is always a fun Sity disappears and the school's librarian turns into an ape a searcharty travels to the far reaches of Discworld to.
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Haracter though so it was nice to see him again Some of the humor went over my head because there were clearly Australian cultural references that were unfamiliar to me Actually until reading this book I didn t even know that no worries Originated In Australia I Hear It Uite in Australia I hear it uite bit here in the US now but the first time I started noticing the hrase was during discussions with my European colleagues I HAD THOUGHT MAYBE IT WAS A UK THING had thought maybe it was a UK thing Kindle educated me with a relevant Wikipedia entry when I highlighted one of the many many occurrences of no worries in the book So at least I learned something new This installment in the Discworld series focuses on Rincewind and the senior faculty of Unseen University As is known by now I m not the biggest Rincewind fan and I was very happy to see that he wasn t center stage here not alone at least The Senior Wrangler for example or Ponder Stibbons and the God of Evolution were a hilarious counter balance After his last adventure Rincewind is in a very dry and hot Get Social - The Ultimate Online Marketing Guide For Social Good Companies place stumbling from waterhole to waterhole A long distance away at Unseen University in Ankh Morpork the Librarian falls gravely ill That is to say he s got a cold Theroblem is that almost every time he sneezes he changes shape Moreover due to his illness he can t do his job and the magical books in the library grow restless So Arch chancellor Ridcully and his uirky bunch need to come up with a solution They remember that at one Natural Stone in the Built Environment point Rincewind had been the librarian at the start of the series for a short amount of time so they start looking for him which gets them and Mrs Whitlow stranded somewhere and somewhen else Australian slang uniue and rather deadly fauna and flora entirely helpful fauna and flora in the samelace only a few thousand years earlier seven dwarves wizards and one lady some sexual innuendos the harmless almost Internet Marketing for Smart People pitiful variety as well as one hell of a dry continent with uite uniue animals The level of uality of these books is undeniable Moreover it was fitting to read this book this month since we are following evolution and I was reading a lot of science books Darwin s work amongst others as well However sadly as much as I chuckled a few times here and always relish the feeling of being back it s likeutting on your favourite Spanked in her Messy Diaper (An ABDL Tale) pullover it wasn t nearly as funny as somerevious romps and also not as deep It was simply a nice little uest with some crocodiles sheep shearing kangaroos lots of references to Australian movies and a few side stabs at us silly humans in general Good but not Pratchett s best Still I like the diversity within the series and that Sir Terry changed the scenery regularly throughout and it was a nice alternate look at evolution when compared to all the science books I ve read this month lol Steve Irwin Crocodile Dundee Tasmanian Devil and Olivia Newton John sit enjoying Vegemite sandwiches and discussing Terry Pratchett s 22nd Discworld novel The Last ContinentSteve Crikey What a great book did you all enjoy it as much as I didDundee Indeed I did mate I spent the arvo tending the barbie and rollin on me backside laughing at good ole PratchettDevil RaararraghOlivia Right you are Taz who knew the Discworld was chockers of good few heh Get away from Anhk Morpork and uirm and Klatch and far far away you ve got his Last Continent the one made last still being created Ecks Ecks Ecks Ecks or Down Undah on the DiscworldDevil RaarararrraaghDundee I nearly finished me slab while reading and I also thought that we got to learn about Rincewind and what an odd bugger he is but also a hero in a ripper sort of waySteve Pratchett has the wizards from ole UU go and fetch Rincewind from the far away Ecks Ecks Ecks Ecks and we get an Aussie adventureOlivia Fair Dinkum I thought Rincewind was similar sort of to Piers Anthony s Bink from A Spell for Chameleon he might not do Tales From Underwood proper magic but he s got sweet as magic to stay in oneieceDevil RarararrraaarrraghDundee Right you are Taz and of course as always the real hero here is Sir Terry hisself telling us a whopper of a taleDevil Raarararaag. Uncover the mystery and to find Rincewind who is currently stranded on the unfinished down under continent of Foureck. .