This book is kind of a jackpot for me: I like Terry Pratchett's Discworld, and I like Australia, oh sorry, I mean EcksEcksEcksEcks.¹ Reading this book, you feel the spirit of Down Under – even the Wizards are relaxed; and the guards, to Rincewind's astonishment and delight. This book is of course about loads of other topics as well, from time travel to environmental issues.
This book is to the Wizards from the Wizard, hail to the master of the footnotes.² I am long for the next one in the Discworld series, it is already on my desk. Fair dinkum, no worries.
¹) Still, I wonder if the WeeBeeians feel somewhat neglected.
²) Allow me to give an example:
But still, one of the most basic rules for survival on any planet is never to upset someone wearing black leather.*
*) This is why protesters against the waring of animal skins by humans unaccountably fail to throw their paint over Hell's Angels.