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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Everything alive is going through life back to front. And this is a very interesting
idea, considering it was invented by a race who spend most of their time hitting
one another on the head with rocks. Whichever way around it is, Time is
It was never like this when I was alive. But I'm not dead. Not alive and not dead.
Sort of non-alive. Or un-dead. Oh dear ... He swung himself upright. Muscles that
hadn't worked properly for seventy or eighty years jerked into overdrive.
He never liked dancing much when he was alive—” “Anyway, you can't trust
those voodoo gods. Never trust a god who grins all the time and wears a top hat,
that's my motto.” “—I'm damned if I'm going to give up my bedroom P 34 TERRY ...
... gave this statement their full, fascinated attention. “You sure?” said the Dean. “
Well-known fact,” said the Lecturer in Recent Runes flatly. “He used to pass water
all the time when he was alive,” said the Dean doubtfully. “Not when he's dead ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Herenya - LibraryThing
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