Book Reviews of Interesting Times (Discworld, Bk 17)

Interesting Times (Discworld, Bk 17)
Interesting Times - Discworld, Bk 17
Author: Terry Pratchett
ISBN-13: 9780061056901
ISBN-10: 0061056901
Publication Date: 4/1998
Pages: 400
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.

4.4 stars, based on 112 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Interesting Times (Discworld, Bk 17) on + 17 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Pratchett is always good. Rincewind features.
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Helpful Score: 1
Pratchett's Discworld novels can be hit or miss for fans. They're all entertaining, but some might be more entertaining than others. "Interesting Times" was a definite hit for me. This is another Rincewind book, which means the luggage is never far behind. It also features Cohen the Barbarian, and the other Unseen University Wizards, along with some other old favorites. New characters were also featured which I really enjoyed.

Part of what made this book for me was that it was set in the Agatean Empire. It was a good change of pace, and a lot of colorful characters/scenery was introduced. The Morporkian's interpretation of this new culture was funny, and got a lot of laughs.

I think my favorite parts of this book involved Cohen and his horde of Barbarians, and their interactions with their scholarly companion. Their back and forth interactions really kept the pace going and was just plain funny.

The book did drag a bit about 3/4 of the way in, but it picked back up again in no time.
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Rincewind the wizzard is sent to the Agatean Empire based on an old legend. He gets himself into his usual trouble, meets up again with the ever happy Twoflower, and somehow manages to help Cohen the Barbarian steal an empire. Typical day in Discworld. Great book!
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Rincewind and Twoflower meet up again. This time in Twoflowers country. :-) I always enjoy my discworld vacations.
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For those of you who follow the travels of the Great Wizzard (sic) Rincewind,
you may recall his being sent to a deserted island by the Powers that be from
Unseen University in Aunk-Mor-Pork.

Well, it looks like his luck has changed...

no spoilers for you!
reviewed Interesting Times (Discworld, Bk 17) on + 10 more book reviews
Great book, classic Terry Pratchett. This story follows Rincewind (an inept magician) and Cohen the Barbarian (the world's oldest raider) to the Forbidden City of Hunghung. Per usual, disaster strikes with hilarious results.
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Rincewind is summoned against his will to a distant land to rescue the Agatean Empire from chaos.
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My girls love these books but no longer want them. If you know anything about Terry Pratchett you will like this.