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The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . .
'May you live in interesting times' is the worst thing one can wish on a citizen of Discworld, especially on the distinctly unmagical Rincewind, who has had far too much perilous excitement in his life and can't even spell wizard.
So when a request for a;Great Wizzard; arrives in Ankh-Morpork via carrier albatross from the faraway Counterweight Continent, it's the endlessly unlucky Rincewind who's sent as emissary. The oldest (and most heavily fortified) empire on the Disc is in turmoil, and Chaos is building. And, for some incomprehensible reason, someone believes Rincewind will have a mythic role in the ensuing war and wholesale bloodletting.
There are too many heroes already in the world, but there is only one Rincewind. And he owes it to the world to keep that one alive for as long as possible.
The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Interesting Times is the fifth book in the Wizards series.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - readafew - LibraryThing
Another Great and entertaining book from Terry Pratchett. This one is harder for me to pick a 'main' thing that he is poking fun at other than 'government'. Had me laughing out loud several times. All have been great books and I have enjoyed them all. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - atreic - LibraryThing
A reread, to cheer myself up while we live in these interesting times. It worked. Rincewind may be the world's worst wizzard, but if Luck is on your side, you can overthrown an entire Empire... Read full review