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The last continent is the 22nd book in the Discworld series written by author Terry Pratchett.
As you may have noticed I decided not to do a review on jingo the previous book as it featured some boring characters called The Watch.
The book features the wizards of Unseen University and carries on where the book Interesting times left off. The story takes place in Australia. The inhabitants do not call it Australia but rather call it XXXX because they never were able to find out the name of the continent.
One of the books main characters Rincewind who is of those not your typical hero types. To be honest as the series has progressed I have grown to like him. The best way to describe how Rincewind’s character is while most heroes laugh at danger he runs away from it and is pretty good at it. He has all the luck in the world and always somehow evades death.
The book as always has humor and I found it extremely funny how the librarian would change his shape whenever he sneezed. He would then change into furniture or anything that blend into the surroundings.
As I have said before when Terry starts going into anything scientific the story does get boring. There is enough humor to keep the story alive. The book plays on how different Australia is by showing how different animals evolved. Terry plays on this by having a God character create strange animals such as kangaroo’s and many more strange looking animals unique to Australia. I found this to be a funny theory as to why Australia is different from the rest of the world.
The book also makes light of certain parts of religion which can be funny when it’s not done to offend anyone.
What I enjoy the most in the series is Terry’s humor and for me this has been the best book in the series
I would definitely read again and recommend to anyone wanting a good laugh.