An interesting refection about sport and society, and how the former can influence the latter. Vetinari shows once again the necessity of rules in everything, and how power, even absolute, aways comes with its limits and responsibility (wich also is a central theme for the wizards), and how important it is to understand and accept it. Also, Pterry keeps making integration and acceptance of different cultures a central theme of his novels, once again showing how easy it is to create an enemy to hate....Continua
Uhm, I don't know. It's not a bad book, and I really liked all the Nutt part, and also Glenda and the crab bucket. But still, it wasn't one of those books that you just can't stop reading. I don't know if it's my really strong dislike of football, or something else, but this is not one of my favourite Discworld novels....Continua
OK, the ending is vaguely cheesy, but Sir Pterry's style is the usual, delightful one. I hope we'll hear more about Mister Nutt...
Disk world. Mr Nutt arrives at the Unseen University and begins working there. He knows EVERYTHING. He's very kind. He's got worth. But he's an orc, although he doesn't know. It's all about the wizards playing the old foot the ball, Glenda that's wise and runs the Night Kitchen, Trevor who lits the candles, Juliet, who shines, the big football match. And Nutt gaining worth. Deep and hilarious....Continua