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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... “back in, mm, the Year of the Intimidating, mm, Porpoise. Thought everyone
had forgotten about 'em.” “The Librarian looked up the details for us,” said the
Bursar, indicating a large orangutan who was trying to blow into a party squeaker
The assembled wizards laughed dutifully, and then tried to work out the joke. The
Bursar looked surreptitiously at his watch. It was now twenty minutes past nine.
Windle Poons made a speech. It was long and rambling and disjointed and went
Like a conjuror keeping eighteen plates spinning at the same time—like a man
trying to program a video recorder from an instruction manual translated from
Japanese into Dutch by a Korean rice-husker— like, in fact, a man finding out
... go back to his room and play darts all night long and leave at five in the
morning to go duck hunting. He shouted at people. He tried tojolly them along.
And he hardly ever wore proper robes. He'd persuaded Mrs. Whitlow, REAPER
He'd shout cheerfully up at them, because fundamental to the make-up of people
like Mustrum Ridcully is an iron belief that everyone else would like it, too, if only
they tried it. “Maybe he'll die,” they told one another hopefully, as they watched ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DLMorrese - LibraryThing
Reread (again) April 2015. The Auditors want Death replaced, give him notice, and send him off on a forced holiday. For the first time in his...existence, he HAS time. He experiences life. Life, as a ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - meandmybooks - LibraryThing
Happy sigh. Death is hands down my favorite Discworld character, and I enjoyed this very much. It dragged slightly in the middle, with a little too much time spent with the wizards at the Unseen ... Read full review