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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Discworld is more complicated and satisfactory than Oz. .. has the energy of The
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and the inventiveness of Alice in Wonderland . . .
Brilliant!” A. S. Byatt Also by Terry Pratchett The Carpet People The Dark Side.
Also by Terry Pratchett The Carpet People The Dark Side of the Sun Strata
Truckers • Diggers • Wings Only You Can Save Mankind Johnny and the Dead
Johnny and the Bomb The Unadulterated Cat (with Gray Jollife) Good Omens (
with Neil ...
A dark shape crosses the field of vision and moves up the endless shelves of
sibilant glassware. Click, click. Here's a glass with the top bulb nearly empty.
Bone fingers rise and reach out. Select. And another. Select. And more. Many,
Windle Poons peered into the darkness. “Hallo?” he said. “Hallo. Anyone there?
What ho?” There was a distant, forlorn soughing, as of wind at the end of a tunnel
. “Come out, come out, wherever you are,” said Windle, his voice trembling with ...
White-hot thoughts seared across the darkness of his brain, fired sluggish
neurones into action. 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
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - breic - LibraryThing
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