Reaper Man: A Novel of Discworld
They say there are only two things you can count on ...
But that was before DEATH started pondering the existential. Of course, the last thing anyone needs is a squeamish Grim Reaper and soon his Discworld bosses have sent him off with best wishes and a well-earned gold watch. Now DEATH is having the time of his life, finding greener pastures where he can put his scythe to a whole new use.
But like every cutback in an important public service, DEATH's demise soon leads to chaos and unrest -- literally, for those whose time was supposed to be up, like Windle Poons. The oldest geezer in the entire faculty of Unseen University -- home of magic, wizardry, and big dinners -- Windle was looking forward to a wonderful afterlife, not this boring been-there-done-that routine. To get the fresh start he deserves, Windle and the rest of Ankh-Morpork's undead and underemployed set off to find DEATH and save the world for the living (and everybody else, of course).
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It is danced under blue skies to celebrate the quickening of the soil and under
bare stars because it's springtime and with any luck the carbon dioxide will
unfreeze again. The imperative is felt by deepsea beings who have never seen
the sun ...
Not egg-timers, such as you might buy as a souvenir attached to a small board
with the name of the holiday resort of your choice jauntily inscribed on it by
someone with the same sense of style as a jelly doughnut. It's not even sand in
Overnight every Counting Pine readjusted its genetic code to produce, at about
eye-level on its trunk, in pale letters, its precise age. Within a year they were
felled almost into extinction by the ornamental house number plate industry, and
It's pouring.” QUITESO. “But that means ... I mean ... ?” IT MEANS THAT ONE
DAY THE SAND WILL ALL BE POURED, ALBERT. “I know that, sir, but . . . you ...
I thought Time was something that happened to other people, sir. Doesn't it?
In the warm, horsey gloom of the stable, Death's pale horse looked up from its
oats and gave a little whinny of greeting. The horse's name was Binky. He was a
real horse. Death had tried fiery steeds and skeletal horses in the past, and found
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When Death is, well, fired (for want of a better word), he finds himself a different job. But his absence causes problems for those who die, particularly for Windle Poons, the oldest wizard at the ... Read full review
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This isn't Pratchett's best. I don't think he is the best at writing action scenes—or perhaps writing cartoonish action scenes is intrinsically hard. A substantial part of this book covers two ... Read full review