The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Despite the author's protestations that this isn't Australia in a thin disguise, I am back to confirm that this Last Continent is, indeed, Australia.
Even the God of Evolution basically came right out and said it. :)
Rincewind on another adventure, and this time it's in the outback, putting all his mad survival skills to the ultimate test, mate.
On a side note, the head staff of Unseen University seems to have misplaced themselves.
I can't quite tell whether I enjoyed Rincewind's ongoing adventures more than Ridcully's crew. Both were fun. But let's face it, this book is nothing but a bunch of Australian cliche jokes. Good enough for now and amusing for a moment, but I can't put this book on any "best of" Pratchett lists. I'd call this a placeholder Pratchett. Very good in general but nothing superior. :)
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