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Reaper Man [KINDLE] ❃ Reaper Man By Terry Pratchett – Polishdarling.co.uk Death has to happen That s what bein alive is all about You re alive, and then you re dead It can t just stop happening But it can And it has So what happens after death is now less of a philosophical Death has to happen That s what bein alive is all about You re alive, and then you re dead It can t just stop happening But it can And it has So what happens after death is now less of a philosophical question than a question of actual reality On the Disc, as here, they need Death If Death doesn t come for you, then what are you supposed to do in the meantime You can t have the undead wandering about like lost souls There s no telling what might happen, particularly when they discover that life really is only for the living.

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  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • Reaper Man
  • Terry Pratchett
  • English
  • 20 March 2018
  • 0552152951

About the Author: Terry Pratchett

Born Terence David John Pratchett, Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second hand typewriter His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in from the publisher Colin Smythe Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in In , he turned to writing full time There are over books in the Discworld series, of which four are written for children The first of these, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal A non Discworld book, Good Omens, his collaboration with Neil Gaiman, has been a longtime bestseller and was reissued in hardcover by William Morrow in early it is also available as a mass market paperback Harper Torch, and trade paperback Harper Paperbacks, In , Harper Children s published Terry s standalone non Discworld YA novel, Nation Terry published Snuff in October Regarded as one of the most significant contemporary English language satirists, Pratchett has won numerous literary awards, was named an Officer of the British Empire OBE for services to literature in , and has received honorary doctorates from the University of Warwick in , the University of Portsmouth in , the University of Bath in , the University of Bristol in , Buckinghamshire New University in , the University of Dublin in , Bradford University in , the University of Winchester in , and The Open University in for his contribution to Public ServiceIn Dec of , Pratchett disclosed that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer s disease On Feb, , he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth IIHe was awarded the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award in Sir Terry Pratchett passed away on th March .



10 thoughts on “Reaper Man

  1. Mario the lone bookwolf Mario the lone bookwolf says:

    The second DEATH is as hilarious as the first one, this time positioning the friendly reaper in a perfect setting for having philosophical and deep thoughts about human nature and life in general.The auditors are a mixture of bureaucracy, monotony, surveillance, and total order, each reader might find a subjective real life example for higher, creativity and life hating entities mostly interested in controlling everything, not even trusting each other, and hating generally anything different, ne The second DEATH is as hilarious as the first one, this time positioning the friendly reaper in a perfect setting for having philosophical and deep thoughts about human nature and life in general.The auditors are a mixture of bureaucracy, monotony, surveillance, and total order, each reader might find a subjective real life example for higher, creativity and life hating entities mostly interested in controlling everything, not even trusting each other, and hating generally anything different, new, or progressive The way the are used in the DEATH novels is a good alternative theory for the real foundations of the physical laws, the universe, and anything, so string theory, behold and be aware As I always say, I do know far too little about philosophy and mythology to get all the innuendos, inspirations, and connotations Pratchett is certainly using and many readers may find farsubtle, hidden, easter eggs than just the superficial humor I am able to identify.Shopping centers and consumerism, or in this case interdimensional city parasite malls, went a far way and evolution, similar to mallmargeddons in real life that became the last stage of an uncertain development since Pratchett wrote this one and it would be interesting to know how he would have satirized the big malls and megastores first eating away the rest of the food chain to finally be cannibalized by online trade view spoiler I especially like the allegory of out of control superficial nihilistic money throwing temples detected by incompetent wizards of Unseen University hide spoiler I will highly subjectively and subliminally interpret is as out of control predator neoliberal capitalism randomly detected by ivory towers humanities who are unable to deal with a creature some of them helped constructing And buy my stuff mostly online, because it s so cheap, of course, hypocritical as I am, but organic at least But it could also be seen as the warning of natural disaster or environmental destruction by scientists with not enough data, the impending doom of the manipulation of the laws of physics by science detected by science itself, etc As always in Pratchett s works, there are manifold ways to widen one s horizon with the mind penetrating subtility he offers.Prepare for an example why the causality and paths of the universe shouldn t be manipulated and what happens if DEATH doesn t do his job any, such as zombie view spoiler rights groups suddenly findingsupport and members hide spoiler I guess I should watch the movie Repo man, or read the script, to getof the hidden humor related to the pun, although I don t know if there are really elements of it in the novel, as I haven t seen it Tricky.Tropes show how literature is conceptualized and created and which mixture of elements makes works and genres unique one is added to all Pratchettian reviews The idea of the dissected motifs rocks, highlighting the main real world inspirational elements of fiction and satire is something usually done with so called higher literature, but a muchinteresting field in readable literature, as it offers the joy of reading, subtle criticism, and feeling smart all together

  2. Anthony Eaton Anthony Eaton says:

    How can you not like Death HOW, INDEED I m sorry, did someone say something NEVER MIND I LL ONLY BE HERE A MOMENT.Oh, okay then Anyway, as I waserk

  3. Jennie Jennie says:

    Probably my favorite of all of the Discworld novels and that s a hard choice, given my total love of the series Of all of Pratchett s many quirky characters, I think I love Death the best, though I couldn t begin to tell you why In this installment, Death gets fired and has to get a day job In typical Discworld fashion, not everything goes according to plan.Don t pay attention to the critics quotes on the front of the book Anyone who compares Pratchett to Tolkien or Douglas Adams hasn t a Probably my favorite of all of the Discworld novels and that s a hard choice, given my total love of the series Of all of Pratchett s many quirky characters, I think I love Death the best, though I couldn t begin to tell you why In this installment, Death gets fired and has to get a day job In typical Discworld fashion, not everything goes according to plan.Don t pay attention to the critics quotes on the front of the book Anyone who compares Pratchett to Tolkien or Douglas Adams hasn t actually read any of the three It might be better to compare him to Jonathan Swift or Mark Twain in spite of the dwarves, wizards, witches, werewolves, and other fantastic characters, Pratchett s novels area commentary on human nature society than high fantasy Great fun

  4. Trish Trish says:

    Today would have been Sir Terry s 70th birthday.As some here know, I ve put off reading the series because I still tear up when thinking of this great man and the terrible loss his death meant Especially his books featuring Death as the main character are hard to read because their messages are hitting so close to home Nevertheless, I agreed to read one book per month and this month, of all possible months, it was this novel s turn.Sometimes life just loves punching you in the gut.And yes, I h Today would have been Sir Terry s 70th birthday.As some here know, I ve put off reading the series because I still tear up when thinking of this great man and the terrible loss his death meant Especially his books featuring Death as the main character are hard to read because their messages are hitting so close to home Nevertheless, I agreed to read one book per month and this month, of all possible months, it was this novel s turn.Sometimes life just loves punching you in the gut.And yes, I half laughed hysterically, half cried pitifully while reading.I ve actually read Reaper Man before but it s been a long while and I must revise my original opinion THIS is the best Death novel by Pratchett Hands down.The story is that some cosmic entities decide that the Discworld s Death has developed a personality and that sort of thing is simply not allowed Therefore, he receives his very own hourglass and becomes mortal Retired.He decides to spend the time and see what life is all about In the meantime, the Discworld suffers some very weird incidents because once death isn t doing his job any, things start falling apart of course Thus, people die but aren t dead, plants keep on growing and there are these little things that are plopping into existance everywhere without people noticing.In Ankh Morpork, one of the settings, the wizards think it s the gods, the priests think it s magic and Lord Vetinari doesn t care who or what it is so long as order is restored again.Windle Poons, a dying wizard, is trying to complete the process of dying, very hard even, but simply can t manage not even when he gets buried by his colleagues So he embarks on a journey, finding out what living really means and how much fun it can be aided by a few other undead people.Mrs Cake, a medium also living in the city, knows she has to tell someone what is going so horribly wrong, but learned never to trust any priests so who to turn to Meanwhile, Death has become a farmhand and quite dedicated to his job.We get some familiar characters such as the wizards and the Librarian, but many new ones are introduced as well Lupin and Ludmila for example and wasn t that a sweet plot of Poons and they immediately have found their way into my heart SQUEAK And we even get a pretty great romance in here Seriously, if you want to know how to treat the woman you love, take notes from the Reaper himself.This book is full of really profound messages about life and death and making your life count, if only by giving others some of your time in any way this can be meant , religion, time in general, friendship, love Death is Pratchett s masterpiece although many of his other Discworld characters are fantastic as well This novel, though extremely funny, might not be as hilarious as some of the others, but I have to say that due to the impeccable combination of profound messages, silly adventures and laugh out loud moments, it is simply perfect

  5. Lyn Lyn says:

    In 1976 Blue Oyster Cult sang Don t Fear the Reaper In 1991, Sir Terry Pratchett first published his 11th Discworld novel Reaper Man The comparison is mine, apparently Pratchett titled the book as a reference to Alex Cox s 1984 fantasy film starring Emilio Estevez.So, what happens when our Discworld friend Death is given a timer and time to spend it We get this fun book that helps us to revisit Discworld and some of our favorite Pratchett characters like Death, the Unseen Academy staff, Cut In 1976 Blue Oyster Cult sang Don t Fear the Reaper In 1991, Sir Terry Pratchett first published his 11th Discworld novel Reaper Man The comparison is mine, apparently Pratchett titled the book as a reference to Alex Cox s 1984 fantasy film starring Emilio Estevez.So, what happens when our Discworld friend Death is given a timer and time to spend it We get this fun book that helps us to revisit Discworld and some of our favorite Pratchett characters like Death, the Unseen Academy staff, Cut Me Own Throat Dibbler, some of the City Watch and an Ankh Morpork host of otherworldly Ghostbuster type shenanigans.When Death takes a break out on the farm, all the spirits and ghosts and poltergeists and spooks back up with no where to go Much of the book follows elderly wizard Windle Poons as he experiencesof life than he expected he had coming.Funny as always, and insightful and clever and playfully satirical, in this we also see Pratchett s unguarded and affectionate side For Discworld fans

  6. Adrian Adrian says:

    Wow, where s the 6 star button Ok , where should I start with this Some of TP s Discworld novels are great stories, full of humour with amazingly real and detailed characters that get into scrapes, have adventures, inherit kingdoms, fight wars in far off places near the Rim And these books to me are 4 or 5 star reads depending on the humour content and the characters.And then, well yes, and then there are TP s books that are a parody of human life, allegorical masterpieces that mirror the Wow, where s the 6 star button Ok , where should I start with this Some of TP s Discworld novels are great stories, full of humour with amazingly real and detailed characters that get into scrapes, have adventures, inherit kingdoms, fight wars in far off places near the Rim And these books to me are 4 or 5 star reads depending on the humour content and the characters.And then, well yes, and then there are TP s books that are a parody of human life, allegorical masterpieces that mirror the round world we live upon, but these tales are told using some of the most amusing and amazing characters authors have ever created DEATH for instance, over the few books he has appeared in to date I am reading the Discworld novels in order , DEATH has grown into a fully rounded sic character Sir Terry has really got under his skin oops sorry and knows what makes him tick, how he reacts to certain situations, to such an extent that as you read he becomes real to the reader You are there with him as he reaps the field, as he sharpens his scythe and as he rides away on Binky Ditto with the Unseen University Librarian, yes he only says Oook, but you begin to understand him You want to share his world as he hunts for his next banana or as he delves into the magical depths of the library to find the one tome that could get the wizards out of the mess they re in.I could go on about how his characters and stories mirror some of the pressing issues in OUR world, how through his tales he shows us OUR insensitivity, prejudice and bigotry, and that is all true, and also very important to realise, but primarily he is just an astonishing story teller.This book does contain DEATH, the librarian, the Wizards and manyand is in my humble opinion be it h ever so umble the best so far, a true masterpiece of literature, one that will remain with me along with probably another couple of dozen books that I have read over my 60 years and 78 days.As the French say Chapeau Sir Terry

  7. Bradley Bradley says:

    Re read with buddies I suppose it helps that I m already a lifelong fan of Pratchett, but even objectively, this is a delightful novel about Death s retirement Sure, he was tricked, but he really needed some time off Or some time, period The magicians were delightful, as usual, and the undead, evenso This is the zombie apocalypse, Discworld style, when no one s allowed to die It was rather pastoral I wouldn t say this is my favorite of the Discworld series, but it does mark the i Re read with buddies I suppose it helps that I m already a lifelong fan of Pratchett, but even objectively, this is a delightful novel about Death s retirement Sure, he was tricked, but he really needed some time off Or some time, period The magicians were delightful, as usual, and the undead, evenso This is the zombie apocalypse, Discworld style, when no one s allowed to die It was rather pastoral I wouldn t say this is my favorite of the Discworld series, but it does mark the inclusion of one of my absolute favorite Discworld characters of all time

  8. Jasmine Jasmine says:

    No one is finally dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away until the clock wound up winds down, until the wine she made has finished its ferment, until the crop they planted is harvested The span of someone s life is only the core of their actual existence Terry Pratchett 1948 2015.Thank you, Mr Pratchett God speed.

  9. Celise Celise says:

    No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die awayI wantDeath is what I spent most of this book thinking 60% of this was about Windle Poons and other wizards and I just wasn t into the silly randomness of the problems they were dealing with The life force issues felt too much like the alchemy issues in Moving Pictures, and I just couldn t get into that one.I wanted to experienceof Death s life on the farm, and his whole side of things I liked TNo one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die awayI wantDeath is what I spent most of this book thinking 60% of this was about Windle Poons and other wizards and I just wasn t into the silly randomness of the problems they were dealing with The life force issues felt too much like the alchemy issues in Moving Pictures, and I just couldn t get into that one.I wanted to experienceof Death s life on the farm, and his whole side of things I liked The Death of Rats and The Death of Fleas as an added touch A little nod to Mort or something may have been nice This isn t bad, I just didn t get all that much out of it It has my favourite cover not the exact one on this edition, but close enough so I was a little bit overexcited maybe I don t know, I m just a bit disappointed

  10. Aaron Aaron says:

    If I could steal credit for a book and claim it as my own, Reaper Man would most likely be it This is the point, I think, where the Discworld novels stopped being entertaining light reading, and really became literature It s a very subtle shift from the little parodies of science fiction and fantasy conventions of things like The Light Fantastic to the rich satire of a book like Jingo Behind the story of Death being fired for having developed a personality, there s a clever little parable abo If I could steal credit for a book and claim it as my own, Reaper Man would most likely be it This is the point, I think, where the Discworld novels stopped being entertaining light reading, and really became literature It s a very subtle shift from the little parodies of science fiction and fantasy conventions of things like The Light Fantastic to the rich satire of a book like Jingo Behind the story of Death being fired for having developed a personality, there s a clever little parable about what it means to be human, to be alive, and why the man locked in the tower watched the flight of birds

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10 thoughts on “Reaper Man

  1. Mario the lone bookwolf Mario the lone bookwolf says:

    The second DEATH is as hilarious as the first one, this time positioning the friendly reaper in a perfect setting for having philosophical and deep thoughts about human nature and life in general.The auditors are a mixture of bureaucracy, monotony, surveillance, and total order, each reader might find a subjective real life example for higher, creativity and life hating entities mostly interested in controlling everything, not even trusting each other, and hating generally anything different, ne The second DEATH is as hilarious as the first one, this time positioning the friendly reaper in a perfect setting for having philosophical and deep thoughts about human nature and life in general.The auditors are a mixture of bureaucracy, monotony, surveillance, and total order, each reader might find a subjective real life example for higher, creativity and life hating entities mostly interested in controlling everything, not even trusting each other, and hating generally anything different, new, or progressive The way the are used in the DEATH novels is a good alternative theory for the real foundations of the physical laws, the universe, and anything, so string theory, behold and be aware As I always say, I do know far too little about philosophy and mythology to get all the innuendos, inspirations, and connotations Pratchett is certainly using and many readers may find farsubtle, hidden, easter eggs than just the superficial humor I am able to identify.Shopping centers and consumerism, or in this case interdimensional city parasite malls, went a far way and evolution, similar to mallmargeddons in real life that became the last stage of an uncertain development since Pratchett wrote this one and it would be interesting to know how he would have satirized the big malls and megastores first eating away the rest of the food chain to finally be cannibalized by online trade view spoiler I especially like the allegory of out of control superficial nihilistic money throwing temples detected by incompetent wizards of Unseen University hide spoiler I will highly subjectively and subliminally interpret is as out of control predator neoliberal capitalism randomly detected by ivory towers humanities who are unable to deal with a creature some of them helped constructing And buy my stuff mostly online, because it s so cheap, of course, hypocritical as I am, but organic at least But it could also be seen as the warning of natural disaster or environmental destruction by scientists with not enough data, the impending doom of the manipulation of the laws of physics by science detected by science itself, etc As always in Pratchett s works, there are manifold ways to widen one s horizon with the mind penetrating subtility he offers.Prepare for an example why the causality and paths of the universe shouldn t be manipulated and what happens if DEATH doesn t do his job any, such as zombie view spoiler rights groups suddenly findingsupport and members hide spoiler I guess I should watch the movie Repo man, or read the script, to getof the hidden humor related to the pun, although I don t know if there are really elements of it in the novel, as I haven t seen it Tricky.Tropes show how literature is conceptualized and created and which mixture of elements makes works and genres unique one is added to all Pratchettian reviews The idea of the dissected motifs rocks, highlighting the main real world inspirational elements of fiction and satire is something usually done with so called higher literature, but a muchinteresting field in readable literature, as it offers the joy of reading, subtle criticism, and feeling smart all together


  2. Anthony Eaton Anthony Eaton says:

    How can you not like Death HOW, INDEED I m sorry, did someone say something NEVER MIND I LL ONLY BE HERE A MOMENT.Oh, okay then Anyway, as I waserk


  3. Jennie Jennie says:

    Probably my favorite of all of the Discworld novels and that s a hard choice, given my total love of the series Of all of Pratchett s many quirky characters, I think I love Death the best, though I couldn t begin to tell you why In this installment, Death gets fired and has to get a day job In typical Discworld fashion, not everything goes according to plan.Don t pay attention to the critics quotes on the front of the book Anyone who compares Pratchett to Tolkien or Douglas Adams hasn t a Probably my favorite of all of the Discworld novels and that s a hard choice, given my total love of the series Of all of Pratchett s many quirky characters, I think I love Death the best, though I couldn t begin to tell you why In this installment, Death gets fired and has to get a day job In typical Discworld fashion, not everything goes according to plan.Don t pay attention to the critics quotes on the front of the book Anyone who compares Pratchett to Tolkien or Douglas Adams hasn t actually read any of the three It might be better to compare him to Jonathan Swift or Mark Twain in spite of the dwarves, wizards, witches, werewolves, and other fantastic characters, Pratchett s novels area commentary on human nature society than high fantasy Great fun


  4. Trish Trish says:

    Today would have been Sir Terry s 70th birthday.As some here know, I ve put off reading the series because I still tear up when thinking of this great man and the terrible loss his death meant Especially his books featuring Death as the main character are hard to read because their messages are hitting so close to home Nevertheless, I agreed to read one book per month and this month, of all possible months, it was this novel s turn.Sometimes life just loves punching you in the gut.And yes, I h Today would have been Sir Terry s 70th birthday.As some here know, I ve put off reading the series because I still tear up when thinking of this great man and the terrible loss his death meant Especially his books featuring Death as the main character are hard to read because their messages are hitting so close to home Nevertheless, I agreed to read one book per month and this month, of all possible months, it was this novel s turn.Sometimes life just loves punching you in the gut.And yes, I half laughed hysterically, half cried pitifully while reading.I ve actually read Reaper Man before but it s been a long while and I must revise my original opinion THIS is the best Death novel by Pratchett Hands down.The story is that some cosmic entities decide that the Discworld s Death has developed a personality and that sort of thing is simply not allowed Therefore, he receives his very own hourglass and becomes mortal Retired.He decides to spend the time and see what life is all about In the meantime, the Discworld suffers some very weird incidents because once death isn t doing his job any, things start falling apart of course Thus, people die but aren t dead, plants keep on growing and there are these little things that are plopping into existance everywhere without people noticing.In Ankh Morpork, one of the settings, the wizards think it s the gods, the priests think it s magic and Lord Vetinari doesn t care who or what it is so long as order is restored again.Windle Poons, a dying wizard, is trying to complete the process of dying, very hard even, but simply can t manage not even when he gets buried by his colleagues So he embarks on a journey, finding out what living really means and how much fun it can be aided by a few other undead people.Mrs Cake, a medium also living in the city, knows she has to tell someone what is going so horribly wrong, but learned never to trust any priests so who to turn to Meanwhile, Death has become a farmhand and quite dedicated to his job.We get some familiar characters such as the wizards and the Librarian, but many new ones are introduced as well Lupin and Ludmila for example and wasn t that a sweet plot of Poons and they immediately have found their way into my heart SQUEAK And we even get a pretty great romance in here Seriously, if you want to know how to treat the woman you love, take notes from the Reaper himself.This book is full of really profound messages about life and death and making your life count, if only by giving others some of your time in any way this can be meant , religion, time in general, friendship, love Death is Pratchett s masterpiece although many of his other Discworld characters are fantastic as well This novel, though extremely funny, might not be as hilarious as some of the others, but I have to say that due to the impeccable combination of profound messages, silly adventures and laugh out loud moments, it is simply perfect


  5. Lyn Lyn says:

    In 1976 Blue Oyster Cult sang Don t Fear the Reaper In 1991, Sir Terry Pratchett first published his 11th Discworld novel Reaper Man The comparison is mine, apparently Pratchett titled the book as a reference to Alex Cox s 1984 fantasy film starring Emilio Estevez.So, what happens when our Discworld friend Death is given a timer and time to spend it We get this fun book that helps us to revisit Discworld and some of our favorite Pratchett characters like Death, the Unseen Academy staff, Cut In 1976 Blue Oyster Cult sang Don t Fear the Reaper In 1991, Sir Terry Pratchett first published his 11th Discworld novel Reaper Man The comparison is mine, apparently Pratchett titled the book as a reference to Alex Cox s 1984 fantasy film starring Emilio Estevez.So, what happens when our Discworld friend Death is given a timer and time to spend it We get this fun book that helps us to revisit Discworld and some of our favorite Pratchett characters like Death, the Unseen Academy staff, Cut Me Own Throat Dibbler, some of the City Watch and an Ankh Morpork host of otherworldly Ghostbuster type shenanigans.When Death takes a break out on the farm, all the spirits and ghosts and poltergeists and spooks back up with no where to go Much of the book follows elderly wizard Windle Poons as he experiencesof life than he expected he had coming.Funny as always, and insightful and clever and playfully satirical, in this we also see Pratchett s unguarded and affectionate side For Discworld fans


  6. Adrian Adrian says:

    Wow, where s the 6 star button Ok , where should I start with this Some of TP s Discworld novels are great stories, full of humour with amazingly real and detailed characters that get into scrapes, have adventures, inherit kingdoms, fight wars in far off places near the Rim And these books to me are 4 or 5 star reads depending on the humour content and the characters.And then, well yes, and then there are TP s books that are a parody of human life, allegorical masterpieces that mirror the Wow, where s the 6 star button Ok , where should I start with this Some of TP s Discworld novels are great stories, full of humour with amazingly real and detailed characters that get into scrapes, have adventures, inherit kingdoms, fight wars in far off places near the Rim And these books to me are 4 or 5 star reads depending on the humour content and the characters.And then, well yes, and then there are TP s books that are a parody of human life, allegorical masterpieces that mirror the round world we live upon, but these tales are told using some of the most amusing and amazing characters authors have ever created DEATH for instance, over the few books he has appeared in to date I am reading the Discworld novels in order , DEATH has grown into a fully rounded sic character Sir Terry has really got under his skin oops sorry and knows what makes him tick, how he reacts to certain situations, to such an extent that as you read he becomes real to the reader You are there with him as he reaps the field, as he sharpens his scythe and as he rides away on Binky Ditto with the Unseen University Librarian, yes he only says Oook, but you begin to understand him You want to share his world as he hunts for his next banana or as he delves into the magical depths of the library to find the one tome that could get the wizards out of the mess they re in.I could go on about how his characters and stories mirror some of the pressing issues in OUR world, how through his tales he shows us OUR insensitivity, prejudice and bigotry, and that is all true, and also very important to realise, but primarily he is just an astonishing story teller.This book does contain DEATH, the librarian, the Wizards and manyand is in my humble opinion be it h ever so umble the best so far, a true masterpiece of literature, one that will remain with me along with probably another couple of dozen books that I have read over my 60 years and 78 days.As the French say Chapeau Sir Terry


  7. Bradley Bradley says:

    Re read with buddies I suppose it helps that I m already a lifelong fan of Pratchett, but even objectively, this is a delightful novel about Death s retirement Sure, he was tricked, but he really needed some time off Or some time, period The magicians were delightful, as usual, and the undead, evenso This is the zombie apocalypse, Discworld style, when no one s allowed to die It was rather pastoral I wouldn t say this is my favorite of the Discworld series, but it does mark the i Re read with buddies I suppose it helps that I m already a lifelong fan of Pratchett, but even objectively, this is a delightful novel about Death s retirement Sure, he was tricked, but he really needed some time off Or some time, period The magicians were delightful, as usual, and the undead, evenso This is the zombie apocalypse, Discworld style, when no one s allowed to die It was rather pastoral I wouldn t say this is my favorite of the Discworld series, but it does mark the inclusion of one of my absolute favorite Discworld characters of all time


  8. Jasmine Jasmine says:

    No one is finally dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away until the clock wound up winds down, until the wine she made has finished its ferment, until the crop they planted is harvested The span of someone s life is only the core of their actual existence Terry Pratchett 1948 2015.Thank you, Mr Pratchett God speed.


  9. Celise Celise says:

    No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die awayI wantDeath is what I spent most of this book thinking 60% of this was about Windle Poons and other wizards and I just wasn t into the silly randomness of the problems they were dealing with The life force issues felt too much like the alchemy issues in Moving Pictures, and I just couldn t get into that one.I wanted to experienceof Death s life on the farm, and his whole side of things I liked TNo one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die awayI wantDeath is what I spent most of this book thinking 60% of this was about Windle Poons and other wizards and I just wasn t into the silly randomness of the problems they were dealing with The life force issues felt too much like the alchemy issues in Moving Pictures, and I just couldn t get into that one.I wanted to experienceof Death s life on the farm, and his whole side of things I liked The Death of Rats and The Death of Fleas as an added touch A little nod to Mort or something may have been nice This isn t bad, I just didn t get all that much out of it It has my favourite cover not the exact one on this edition, but close enough so I was a little bit overexcited maybe I don t know, I m just a bit disappointed


  10. Aaron Aaron says:

    If I could steal credit for a book and claim it as my own, Reaper Man would most likely be it This is the point, I think, where the Discworld novels stopped being entertaining light reading, and really became literature It s a very subtle shift from the little parodies of science fiction and fantasy conventions of things like The Light Fantastic to the rich satire of a book like Jingo Behind the story of Death being fired for having developed a personality, there s a clever little parable abo If I could steal credit for a book and claim it as my own, Reaper Man would most likely be it This is the point, I think, where the Discworld novels stopped being entertaining light reading, and really became literature It s a very subtle shift from the little parodies of science fiction and fantasy conventions of things like The Light Fantastic to the rich satire of a book like Jingo Behind the story of Death being fired for having developed a personality, there s a clever little parable about what it means to be human, to be alive, and why the man locked in the tower watched the flight of birds


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