There's something almost bittersweet with the release of each new Discworld novel from the incomparable Terry Pratchett. Since the publication of THE COLOUR OF MAGIC in 1983, Pratchett has been making readers laugh through a vast comedic cavalcade of yarns peopled by a patchwork of wonderful and amusing characters. But since his diagnosis of a rare and early form of Alzheimer's in 2007, the delight in each new book has been coupled with an underlying gloom as faithful readers wonder if it will be his last.
Nonetheless, his books are still a joy to read, and his latest work, UNSEEN ACADEMICALS, is just as uproarious and fun as any other. This