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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“He's been taken to a Better Place,* you can be sure of that. He was a good tree.”
The young tree, which was a mere five thousand, one hundred and eleven years
old, said: “What sort of Better Place?” “We're not sure,” said one of the clump.
You generally got the premonition in time to return your library books and make
sure your best suit was clean and borrow quite large sums of money from your
friends. He was one hundred and thirty. It occurred to him that for most of his life ...
“You want to go easy on that stuff,” said the Dean nervously. “Good health!” said
Windle Poons. The Archchancellor drummed his fingers on the table. “Mr. Poons,
” he said, “are you quite sure?” Windle had gone off at a tangent. “Any more of ...
“What?” “Pass water. Undeads can't do it.” The wizards, who had crowded into
the Archchancellor's study, gave this statement their full, fascinated attention. “
You sure?” said the Dean. “Well-known fact,” said the Lecturer in Recent Runes
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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