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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Azrael nodded, slowly. One said, Very well. Where is this place? One said, It is
the Discworld. It rides through space on the back of a giant turtle. One said, Oh,
one of that sort. I hate them. One said, You're doing it again. You said “I.” One
“Don't be a stranger, you hear?” said the Archchancellor. Windle Poons nodded
amiably. He hadn't heard what they were saying. He nodded on general
principles. The wizards, as one man, faced the door. The hatch under the 12
snapped up ...
Poons nodded, and looked dismally around the walls. The University gates were
always locked at sunset every evening, obliging students and staff to climb over
the walls. He doubted very much that he'd REAPER MAN 39 There seemed to ...
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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