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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At least, it looks like a clock. But it is in fact exactly the opposite of a clock, and the
biggest hand goes around just once. There is a plain under a dim sky. It is
covered with gentle rolling curves that might remind you of something else if you
This is probably fine from the species' point of view, but from the perspective of
the actual individuals involved it can be a real pig, or at least a small pink root-
eating reptile that might one day evolve into a real pig. So the Counting Pines ...
No one knew where you were before you were born, but when you were. *In this
case, three better places. The front gates of Nos 31, 7, and 34 Elm Street, Ankh-
Morpork. *At least, until the day they suddenly pick up a REAPER MAN 11.
University tended to accumulate in the Bursar's of- fice, which meant that he went
to bed tired at nights but at least slept soundly and didn't have to check very hard
for unexpected scorpions in his nightshirt. Killing off a wizard of a higher grade ...
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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