Unseen Academicals, Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett's Discworld Novels:
In typically characteristic Pratchett-fashion, everything on the Discworld mirrors things in our own world with a slight and hilarious twist. For example, a tail-gate market on the Discworld becomes a cart-tail market. And instead of cheerleaders, there are naiads dancing on the sidelines.
The book has many heroes, in particular a goblin-turned-orc by the name of Mr. Nutt. Perhaps due to the fact that he’s one of only a handful of surviving orcs on the Discworld, two of the world’s most powerful leaders have taken him under their wings to help him save his dying race.
It should be mentioned that these two enlightened world leaders, Lady Margolotta and Lord Vetinari have previously done the same to help werewolves, rock trolls, golems, and vampires become accepted members of society. Margolotta herself being one of the latter, or so rumor has it.
In his process of accumulating ‘worth’ in human society, the orc Mr. Nutt gathers a huge following of staunchly devoted friends and admirers. His co-worker Trev Likely will go to any length to defend his orc friend, and an unlikely romance begins budding between Nutt and the head of the night kitchen at Unseen University, Miss Glenda Sugarbean, supreme creator of pies.
By impressing his superiors at Unseen University with his knowledge and knack for strategic thinking, Mr. Nutt eventually gets placed in charge of coaching the school’s new football team. And then one thing leads to another with a grande finale in the form of a soccer match the likes of which the Discworld has never seen.
Soccer fan or not, Unseen Academicals will give you many hours of joyous reading and barrels of laughter. The humor is universal, really.
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