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by Tony Robinson,Terry Pratchett


I've just re-read this for the 5th time and Pratchett still brings me both to tears and laughter in this Discworld novel.

I've just re-read this for the 5th time and Pratchett still brings me both to tears and laughter in this Discworld novel. The last few weeks, my reading has been monopolized by the mind of Terry Pratchett. I have been sucked into the Discworld, and I am just fine with that.

In Terry Pratchett’s Reaper Man, Death has left Discworld – but that’s not necessarily a good thing. After all, chaos always ensues whenever important public services are withdrawn, and Discworld is no exception. Society is suddenly overrun by ghosts and poltergeists, while Dead Rights activist Reg Shoe finds himself busier than he’s ever been and newly-deceased wizard Windle Poons rises from his coffin as a living corpse.

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Sir Terence David John Pratchett OBE (28 April 1948 – 12 March 2015) was an English humorist, satirist, and author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. He is best known for his Discworld series of 41 novels. Pratchett's first novel, The. Pratchett's first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971. The first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983, after which Pratchett wrote an average of two books a year.

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Sir Terence David John Pratchett, OBE (28 April 1948 - 12th March 2015) was a British fantasy, Science fiction, and children's author. He was best known for his popular and long-running Discworld series of comic fantasy novels. Pratchett's first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971, and since his first Discworld novel (The Colour of Magic) was published in 1983, he has written two books a year on average

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Reaper Man. Death is missing presumed, er, gone in Terry Pratchett’s celebrated eleventh Discworld adventure (and on a little farm far, far away, a tall dark stranger is turning out to be really good with a scythe)! More details.

A Discworld novel. Death is missing. Dead Rights activist Reg Shoe suddenly has more work than he'd ever dreamed of, and newly-deceased wizard Windle Poons wakes up in his coffin to find that he has come back as a corpse.
Styphe
"Reaper Man" is by far my absolute favorite Terry Pratchett novel. I've just re-read this for the 5th time and Pratchett still brings me both to tears and laughter in this Discworld novel. Pratchett has transformed Death (tall skeletal guy dressed in black, carries a scythe, etc.) into a likeable character to whom it's easy to relate -- that alone is a stunning accomplishment! But in this Discworld installment, Death loses his job (as a result of some cosmic scheming) and takes a holiday, becoming the likeable Bill Door. I won't be a spoiler; you'll have to read this impeccably crafted novel for yourself. The wizards of Unseen University try to cope with one of their own who's become a zombie; and we get to spend some time with Reg Shoe as well as a middle-class vampire and his social-climber wife, 'Countess' Notfaroutoe. It's Pratchett's dry wit and satire at its best, while simultaneously succeeding on all levels from the poignant to the heroic. If you haven't yet read this Discworld novel, you simply must!
Bynelad
The last few weeks, my reading has been monopolized by the mind of Terry Pratchett. I have been sucked into the Discworld, and I am just fine with that. I sought out experts on which order to read the books, since there is no one straight linear way to read the books.

I read the entire sequence centered on Death (and his extended family) first, since my introduction to the world of the Disc was the movie version of _Hogfather_.

I bought the first one, _Mort_, just to see if I would like it. I liked it well enough; I bought the next two books in the series on the Death story-arc. A quarter of the way through the second book, I bought the final two books of the arc.

I neared the end of one of those books and I bought the first three books from the "Guards" story-arc. At this point, I have only read one of those books, the first _Guards, Guards_. I was pleased, since I have to admit that I was a bit worried about the continuity of quality between story-arcs. Was I just interested in the character of Death, or did I like the world as a whole?

It turns out that I like the world as a whole, and this is a huge strength of Pratchett. I want to learn about all the inhabitants and read all the stories, no matter how tangential. I don't usually keep many books in my wish list, but it is now filled up with Discworld books. He builds a world like Vonnegut did. There are many familiar elements of the world we inhabit but there is the magic element that rips from genre fiction: what Vonnegut did with science-fiction, Pratchett does with fantasy elements.

There are a couple of things about the series generally that I really enjoyed. The first is what you try to develop as a writer, a unique voice. I've been struggling on finding the right word to really describe what I would characterize as Pratchett's voice. It is arch and tongue-in-cheek and just fun if you've read enough. He's a post-modern Tolkien, but that's a little off.

Secondly, he is funny, and he's not afraid to go for the easy joke. There are puns-galore, if you like that sort of thing. I happen to. There is one very memorable one that he just sort of sneaks in during _Soul Music_. He takes the reader 90% of the way to the pay-off but allows the slow dawning to set on the reader, so that a bad pun feels like it was done masterfully. Which it is, it really is.

If I had to make a critique of the books in the series that I have read so far is that I have read them too fast. My wife often tells me to slow down and enjoy the books you like, but I seldom listen to her. I should have here. There have been a couple of times that I enjoying the ride so much, I didn't even bother to remember what I had just read. I had to go and reread the last 50 pages of _Guards, Guards_ because of this. I enjoyed it too much.

Otherwise, this is an unqualified recommendation for the Discworld books. Spend some time there, you won't regret it.
Flarik
I was not prepared for how good Reaper Man was. At ALL. A book hasn't affected me like this in a long time. The first two thirds of the book were a bit slow - I read almost all the Watch books recently and I think I was looking for something closer to that, with a lot faster pace, especially where the comedy was concerned. I really enjoyed Mort, and immediately got Reaper Man to follow up. As I said, the first two thirds seemed a bit slow, and I wasn't at all sure where the story thread with Windle Poons and the Unseen University story was going. It took me quite a while to realize that Poons was going to be a major character. But once the story really got going, with Death meeting Miss Flitworth and all, it didn't just twang my heartstrings, it damn near ripped them out by the fistful. Perhaps I've been reading light material lately, or it was a personal thing, but this beautifully written book about death and Death had me alternately laughing and in tears. There are amazing things happening below the surface story of this book, about grief and loss and life, and if you've ever had trouble dealing with a loss then this is a great book to pick up and pore over.
Anyshoun
One of my favourite Discworld books. Death is being terminated. He has become too involved with his customers and the middle management of the Universe is looking for a suitable replacement. Of course there is a certain amount of discontinuity between regimes. The oldest wizard in the world, Windle Poons, finds himself at a loss when his carefully planned going away party goes on past the appointed hour. After the senior wizards make an (un)-rousing effort to try to de-animate him, he eventually finds himself engaging with the Ankh-Morpork undead community. Pent up life forces find strange outlets, as urban renewal takes on a sinister new meaning. Death finds a refuge of sorts in work as a literal (but less grim) reaper and is caught up in a love story of an unusual variety with his employer. The ending of the book is quite touching, and one is reminded that Death does not know the limits of time or space, and does on occasion, bend the rules. The recently undead, activist undead, nouveau vampires, moonstruck lupine lovers with crossed identity crises, animated refuse heaps, and a timid banshee that presents his wails on slips of paper. What more could you ask for?
Reaper Man (Discworld) ebook
Author:
Tony Robinson,Terry Pratchett
Category:
Fantasy
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Publisher:
Corgi; Abridged edition (June 1, 1996)
Rating:
4.1
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