Interesting Times: (Discworld Novel 17)

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Transworld, Dec 5, 2008 - Fiction - 432 pages
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‘Funny, delightfully inventive, and refuses to lie down in its genre’ Observer

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 . . .

There is a curse. They say: may you live in interesting times.

’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.
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The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Interesting Times is the fifth book in the Wizards series.

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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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Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books which have sold over 100 million copies worldwide. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. He was awarded a knighthood for services to literature in 2009, although he always wryly maintained that his greatest service to literature was to avoid writing any.

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