Interesting Times

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HarperCollins, Mar 4, 1998 - Fiction - 400 pages
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"May you live in interesting times" is the worst thing one can wish on a citizen of Discworld -- especially on the distinctly unmagical sorcerer Rincewind, who has had far too much perilous excitement in his life. But when a request for a "Great Wizzard" arrives in Ankh-Morpork via carrier albatross from the faraway Counterweight Continent, it's he who's sent as emissary. Chaos threatens to follow the impending demise of the Agatean Empire's current ruler. And, for some incomprehensible reason, someone believes Rincewind will have a mythic role in the war and wholesale bloodletting that will surely ensue. (Carnage is pretty much a given, since Cohen the Barbarian and his extremely elderly Silver Horde are busily formulating their own plan for looting, pillaging, and, er, looking wistfully at girls.) However, Rincewind firmly believes there are too many heroes already in the world, yet only one Rincewind. And he owes it to the world to keep that one alive for as long as possible.

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User 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

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User 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

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Sir Terry Pratchett's many honors include the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Printz Honor, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, Britain's Carnegie Medal, the American Library Association's Margaret A. Edwards Award for lasting contribution to young adult literature, and the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award. His books have sold more than 75 million copies worldwide. Knighted for his "services to literature," Sir Terry lives in England with his wife and many cats.

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