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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“How are you feeling?” said the Dean loudly. “Never felt better,” said Windle. “Is
there anymore of that, mm, rum left?” The assembled wizards watched him pour
agenerous measure into his beaker. “You want to go easy on that stuff,” said the ...
Windle lay back, feeling his spirit refilling his body like gleaming molten metal
running through a mold. White-hot thoughts seared across the darkness of his
brain, fired sluggish neurones into action. It was never like this when I was alive.
He looked at the silent chemical factory of his liver with the same sinking feeling
as a canoe builder might survey the controls of a computerized supertanker. The
mysteries of his kidneys awaited Windle's mastery of P 30 TERRY RATCHETT.
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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