Review: The Last Continent

The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

This is my second time reading. I dropped the rating from 2 to 1 star

The first time I read this book, I thought, “I’m done with Rincewind stories”. And this second time around cemented that. The book is essentially Pratchett riffing on every Australian stereotype, Mad Max parodies, and what I think (having learned about it recently, but not having seen it) a parody of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

By this point in the Discworld novels most of the other books – The Watch, The Witches, Death – are full novels. That is, there may be some elements of fantasy parody, but mostly they are just straight, funny novels that take place on the Discworld. I think Pratchett’s wit is sharpest in those novels and they are more satisfying as a reader anyway.

Feel free to skip this Discworld novel if you want. I think it’s the last we hear of Rincewind anyway and nothing that affects the wider Discworld happens.

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