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“hugely funny, and well, DEATH rocks!! He always amuses me. Then there's the weird phenomenon of mall sprall, nicely explained. I will be on the lookout for those dreaded carts from now on!”see full review » see other reviews »
“As usual with the Discworld novels, this one was a very fun read. Between the undead wizard and Death finding a new job, I truly enjoyed this one.”Katrina Michaels wrote this review Monday, October 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“One of the best, I rwally enjoyed this tale. Witty, fast moving and endearing. A gem :)”P HAMILTON wrote this review Sunday, July 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Wow! What a cool book!
At the beginning, I really liked Windle, but the story about the gigantic organic mall got weird...and by that point I was more interested in Death's story.
Death has to be one of my favourite literary characters. Here, we got to see him experience life...and it was beautiful. He came to love and care for the people he reaps, and that is a big, amazing deal.
“My first novel about Death and a very funny one. Dragged a little at the end.”Alan H wrote this review Friday, June 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Pratchett's books are always funny, but this one is funnier than all the others. With such great characters as a zombie campaigning for undead rights, a social-climbing vampire couple, a claustrophobic bogeyman, and the woefully inept wizards of Unseen University, as well as Death, who is always funny. ”Will Fagan wrote this review Saturday, May 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“One of the oldies but goodies from the Discworld where the reader gets a bit of an insight into DEATH. He or it is laid off from his job by the bureaucratic powers that be and he has to go into the human world. He decides to take a name and calls himself Bill Door (it's the first thing that popped into his mind). No one seems to really care that he's a skeleton, because they see all kinds on the Discworld. Meanwhile one of the professors at Unseen University in Ankh-Morpork, Windle Poons, has finally passed away at the age of 120 or so. Since DEATH is not around to guide him to the next world, and DEATH's replacement hasn't got the hang of the job yet, Windle and his fellow dead are just hanging around. The good news is that Windle has heightened senses and abilities, but the bad news is being dead is really not much better than being alive. Meanwhile, Bill becomes a farm hand to Miss Flitworth, somewhere in the country. Bill is amazing and fast at whatever tasks need doing and he becomes friends with Miss Flitworth and the locals. Eventually Bill's time is up, but he prefers to cheat death rather than go into oblivion. He fights with the new DEATH and eventually gets his old job back, when those in charge decide there was really an administrative screw up. Back in Ankh-Morpork, the dead and all their energy are causing all kinds of problems and the wizards have no idea what to do, even though this is one of their areas of expertise. Finally DEATH and Windle meet on the way to the great beyond and he is finally put to rest. The very end is rather philosophical as to how DEATH fits into the whole scheme of things, but then everything Terry Pratchett write has a bit of philosophy along with the madness.”Ron Arden wrote this review Monday, March 18, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Terry Pratchett is Terry Pratchett. He's my favourite author. He's also pumped out so many books that there's absolutely a formula, and if you read a bunch in a row they start to suck a little. This one is more bluntly contemplative, where as many of them are a little bit subtle in their satiric musings. Good stuff.”Mack Flavelle wrote this review Monday, January 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“There were several points while reading this book that I just blurted out 'GHOSTBUSTERS!' randomly and it made me giggle. So, for that (and for being pretty hilarious) it earns my five stars. ”Star wrote this review Thursday, November 29, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“My first Discworld book. I love Death; He's so adorable sometimes. ”The Lucy Program wrote this review Tuesday, November 13, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I didn't enjoy this book as much as I expected I would, possibly because I didn't understand what was going on half of the time. I would probably like it a lot more if I were to read it a second time, but I don't know if I'll ever get around to doing so, particularly because there are other books by Pratchett that I love a lot more.”Rosabelle S wrote this review Thursday, October 25, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No