Unseen Academicals

June 23, 2016

A Discworld Novel. Author: Terry Pratchett.


Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Ankh-Morpork, where we lay our scene…’ Football divides the city. Each area has its own team – and rivalry means supporters never mix. Until a Dimwell fan falls for a Dolly Sisters girl. And now an ancient bequest means the wizards of Unseen University must win a football match, without using magic. Luckily they’re coached by the mysterious Mr Nutt (and no one knows anything much about Mr Nutt, not even Mr Nutt, which worries him, too). As the match approaches, four lives are entangled and changed forever. Because the thing about football – the important thing about football – is that it is not just about football. (Published summary.)

Content Review:

Sexual content: 5 instances of innuendo. Young man remembers being told that love-poems are a means to an end – getting a young lady to take all her clothes off. He is still confused over this. Football team the night before is ordered that “there will be no sexual congress”.

Language: 27 bloody, 15 d***, 14 derogatory terms, 11 hell, 3 scatological terms

Violence: Character hits another in the chest with a club. Character is threatened with cutlass, but nothing comes of it. Character punches another in the face. Some cheating / scrimmages during football.

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