Unseen Academicals, Terry Pratchett

March 11, 2010

Best-selling author Terry Pratchett’s most recent (2009) novel Unseen Academicals is a satire on the phenomenon of European football (soccer), plus a number of other social activities that often go along with it. For that reason, the book may have a greater appeal to a UK audience than in America; especially since one of the main themes is football hooliganism, a distinct UK phenomenon.

Terry Pratchett: The Light Fantastic

February 19, 2010

Relatively unknown in America, Terry Pratchett was the number one best-selling author in Great Britain during the 1990′s, and only J. K. Rowling has sold more books than Pratchett in the UK since 2000. The Light Fantastic is the classic second novel in his Discworld series from back in the 1980′s when it all began.