A review by hawks_quill
Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett

funny hopeful lighthearted slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No


This one was a mixed bag for me.  I really loved some of the characters and thought a few of the arcs were perfectly executed, but there was simply too much going on. It's the longest Discworld novel and felt much too long, particularly at the end. I loved the working class characters but found the racial politics surprisingly regressive for Pratchett. I did learn a lot about football, though.