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Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett
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Reaper Man (original 1991; edition 2002)

by Terry Pratchett

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Title:Reaper Man
Authors:Terry Pratchett
Info:HarperTorch (2002), Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
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Rating:*****
Tags:Comedy, Discworld, Fantasy, Fiction, Humor, Magic, Paranormal, Priests, Satire, Terry Pratchett, Vampires, Werewolves, Wizards, Zombies

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Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett (1991)

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This book was not for me. It was funny when I could follow it, but I continually had trouble following it. I also didn't appreciate the lack of chapters. I think it would have been easier to follow as a movie rather than a book. ( )
  3njennn | Nov 25, 2018 |
Death becomes alive and the living stop dying - and hilarity ensues with musings about life, death and what is truly important. ( )
  Gezemice | Oct 29, 2018 |
Seems of the repeating characters in Disk World. DEATH is surprisingly a dynamic personality within the limits of his station in "life". His Horse's name is Binky and and he keeps cats at home. I have read this book quite some time ago and find I must visit it again soon.
  GrandUrsa | Sep 15, 2018 |
One of my favorite Discworld books (I love the character of Death). ( )
  GaylaBassham | May 27, 2018 |
Contains the mayfly scene and the span of someone's life only being the core of their actual existence. ( )
  natcontrary | May 21, 2018 |
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Kirby, RonCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Planer, NigelNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The Morris Dance is common to all inhabited worlds in the multiverse.
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Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind.
WHAT CAN THE HARVEST HOPE FOR, IF NOT FOR THE CARE OF THE REAPER MAN?
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DEATH IS MISSING - PRESUMED…ER…GONE.

Which leads to the kind of chaos you always get when an important public service is withdrawn.

Meanwhile, on a little farm far, far away, a tall dark stranger is turning out to be really good with a scythe. There's a harvest to be gathered in…
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When Death retires,
Who will replace him? And will
He be any good?
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061020621, Mass Market Paperback)

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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When the Grim Reaper begins to ponder the existential, his Discworld bosses send him off with best wishes and a well-earned gold watch. Death is now having the time of his life, but like every cutback in public service, Death's demise soon leads to chaos and unrest. The 11th novel of Pratchett's Discworld series. (August).… (more)

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