Terry Pratchett Writing Styles in The Last Continent: A Discworld Novel

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An impersonal but thoroughly bemused and opinionated and omniscient narrator tells the story of The Last Continent in the third person past tense, with frequent extended runs of lively first person dialog interspersed. This being the twenty-second Discworld novel, author Terry Pratchett is rather sparse with details about his flat, magical world, except to describe the colorful details about Discworld as a whole and at the outset describe Fourecks in misty terms derived from stories by the few mariners who have made it back to the civilized parts of Discworld.

 

Paragraphs of narration free of similes, metaphors, hyperbole and other figures of speech are rare. Most of the characters share the narrator's wry sense of humor. Rincewind, the novel's protagonist, knows himself to be a terrible magician but is still proud to have studied wizardry and is loath to lose his identity as a wizard. He...

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