Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Discworld - Be a Sport

Unseen Academicals was a book that came out after a seeming drought of Discworld books.  Pratchett had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease at this point, and we all were wondering how he would continue.  I think he ended up slowing down with the writing, but at the same time was trying to get everything in his head out onto paper that he could.

This was not yet the saying goodbye, but it was like the beginning of the looking for you coat at the end of the party.

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Recurring themes and characters appearing in this book:

“A lie can run around the world while the truth is getting its boots on.”
“The world is an oyster.”
Adrian Turnipseed, professor
Alphonse Nobbs, bledlow (no relation)
Angua von Uberwald, sergeant
Ankh-Morpork
Bergholdt Stutley “Bloody Stupid” Johnson
Bill Rincewind
Bishop Horn
Bluejohn, constable
Boffo
Bows & Ammo
Brazeneck University
Bugarup University
Burleigh & Stronginthearm
C.M.O.T. Dibbler
Cabbage
Death
Diamond, king of trolls
Dimwell
Dolly Sisters
Dr. (Mossy) Lawn
Dr. Hix (Hicks), Head of the Department of Post-Mortem Communications
Emberella
Events in Sourcery
Haddock, constable
Havelock Vetinari, patrician
Hex
Hwel, dwarf playwright
Igor
Lady Margolotta von Uberwald
Lancre
Lord Rust
Madame Sharn
Micro Mail
Mightily Oats, Reverend/Brother/Pastor 
Molly, maid
Moving Pictures
Mrs. Whitlow
Mustrum Ridcully, Archchancellor UU
Nobby Nobbs, corporal
Nutt
Ponder Stibbons
Professor Earwig (retired and married...)
Queen Ynci
Rhys Rhysson, low king of the dwarves
Rincewind
Shatta
Sto Lat
The Ankh-Morpork Royal Art Museum
The Ankh-Morpork Royal Bank and Mint
The Ankh-Morpork Royal Post Office
The Ankh-Morpork Times
The Assassins’ Guild
The Beggars' Guild
The Bursar
The Cabinet of Curiosity
The Chair of Indefinite Studies
The Clacks System
The Dean/Archchancellor Brazeneck University
The Evil Empire
The Fools’ Guild
The High Energy Magic Building
The Koom Valley Accord
The Lady Sybil Free Hospital
The Lecturer of Recent Runes
The Librarian
The Luggage
The Postmaster (Most von Lipwig)
The Quirm College for Young Ladies
The Royal Opera House
The Senior Wrangler
The Squid in the hall
The Thieves' Guild
The Uberwald League of Temperance
The Undertaking
Thud
Uberwald
Unseen University
Verity Pushpram
William de Worde
Winkle's Old Peculiar

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