In interviews, Terry Pratchett has said that he had to write NATION. He pushed aside earlier scheduled work to accomplish this. The momentum of this need translates itself into a headlong rush which the reader experiences quite shortly after picking up the volumeâ€¦ until the end.
Terry Pratchett’s books are ingenious satires peopled with imaginative caricatures rather than merely characters. In UNSEEN ACADEMICALS, he once again pokes fun at bureaucracy and thumbs his nose in a hysterical manner at revered, yet moth-eaten, institutions.