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Reaper Man By Terry Pratchett Reaper Man 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

  • Title: Reaper Man
  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • ISBN: 9780552152952
  • Page: 373
  • Format: Paperback
  • Reaper Man By Terry Pratchett 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 Yo 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
    Reaper Man By Terry Pratchett

    Reaper Man Discworld, Death, by Terry Pratchett In , Sir Terry Pratchett first published his th Discworld novel Reaper Man The comparison is mine, apparently Pratchett titled the book as a reference to Alex Cox s fantasy film starring Emilio Estevez So, what happens when our Discworld friend Death is given a timer and time to spend it Reaper Man Discworld, Pratchett, Terry Reaper Man is by far my absolute favorite Terry Pratchett novel I ve just re read this for the th time and Pratchett still brings me both to tears and laughter in this Discworld novel. Reaper Man Discworld Wiki Fandom Book Reaper Man Discworld Terry Pratchett Wiki Blurb Death is missing presumed er gone Which leads to the kind of chaos to always expect when an important public service is withdrawn Ghosts and Reaper Man read online free by Terry Pratchett Novel Reaper Man Discworld Death has to happen Tha ts what bein alive is all about You re alive, and then you re dead.

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    1. Anthony Eaton on said:

      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 wask

    2. Jennie on said:

      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 [...]

    3. Lyn on said:

      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 O [...]

    4. Aaron on said:

      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 [...]

    5. Emer on said:

      Wizards don t believe in gods in the same way that most people don t find it necessary to believe in, say, tables They know they re there, they know they re there for a purpose, they d probably agree that they have a place in a well organised universe, but they wouldn t see the point of believing, of going around saying O great table, without whom we are as naught Anyway, either the gods are there whether you believe in them or not, or exist only as a function of the belief, so either way you mi [...]

    6. Celise on said:

      No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away I want Death 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 experience of Death s life on the farm, and his whole side of things I liked The Death of Rats and Th [...]

    7. Jasmine on said:

      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.

    8. La Mala ✌ on said:

      Mi hermano me dice que, como fue mi cumplea os, tiene pensado regalarme libros Si digo yo, saltando en una pata Haceme una lista de que autores te gustan.Le hago una lista de casi 20 autores, le marco las prioridades, le anoto los t tulos que ya tengo de cada uno y, adem s, le hago una lista extra de autores , en caso de que, por alguna raz n, no hubiera ninguno de los que le marqu en un principio, esos otros funcionar an como opciones aceptables Era una lista de tres hojas Hoy, dos d as despu s [...]

    9. Kevin on said:

      Death plays as the Boot in Monopoly, and once again shows his humanity Pratchett showed the world that death isn t an ending it s a release especially for the very old, 130 year old wizard Wendel Poons He shares other wisdom as well, Inside every living person is a dead person waiting to get out , Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind When death comes and asks if you have any last words, Yes, I don t want to go Death to all tyrants.Great fun read, now onto Soul Music

    10. Melki on said:

      s just that life is a habit that s hard to breakWith Death off gallivanting around, Discworld residents discover that eternal life ain t all it s cracked up to be Others just want those dead people to GO AWAY ALREADY Perhaps a support group is in order This entry in the series has EVERYTHING action, adventure, thrills, chills, and romance, in addition to the usual amount of rampant silliness one has come to expect from Pratchett, who manages to prove once and for all that WORDS CAN HURT YOU Scre [...]

    11. Pavle on said:

      Na osnovu mog pozama nog iskustva od cela tri itaj CELA TRI Pra etova romana, stekao sam utisak da su delovi koji se ti u Smrti dosta slobodniji od recimo a ne zato to sam samo jo taj pro itao okej, zato to sam samo jo taj pro itao Stra e, pre svega u narativnom smislu Zato mi je i Mort u retrospektivi mal ice opao iako sam se smejao i u ivao, ne mogu re i da se ba ne eg posebnog se am, jer je ipak taj roman pre svega podloga za meditaciju o dru tvu i ivotu, ali i za razvitak likova Neke posebne [...]

    12. Tfitoby on said:

      Just finished this whilst running and all the wonderful insightful thoughts I d had about it over the past few weeks escape me as I sit exhausted yet happy Reaper Man is the second novel that focuses on Death This time he has been shorn of his anthropomorphic designation and sentenced to a short life on the Disc as punishment for becoming too individual Those pesky Auditors make their Discworld debut as do a whole raft of wonderfully fun creations including many new species in Reg Shoe s Fresh S [...]

    13. Kaethe on said:

      1 Jan 2002 6 Jul 201413 May 2016Is there anyone who doesn t love Death He s one of the greatest characters ever Some days a book on the shelf just happens to catch your eye as you walk past, and you think, Yes That is exactly what I want to read today So you do And Death takes a working holiday, and life is bursting out all over, and the plot is silly, and the characters are so engaging, and you ve read it before, so you know what to expect And it doesn t matter that I didn t read it in anything [...]

    14. Marta Álvarez on said:

      3.5 Tiene un arranque muy muy muy muy divertido sublime incluso , y una sinposis de lo m s Pratchett la Muerte tiene m s personalidad de la que la Muerte deber a tener jam s, as que la apartan de su trabajo El problema es que, sin un sustituto a la altura, la vida chorrea por todas partes los objetos inanimados se vuelven locos, los muertos est n vivos, el abono del jard n te ataca de manera teorr fica Qui n no querr a saber c mo termina todo esto

    15. David Sarkies on said:

      Invasion of the Shopping Centres6 July 2013 I guess the person that said that the problem with Terry Pratchett is that you have to read him than once probably applied it to this book in the same way that it had been applied to the other books that I have read and discovered that the second time around I have enjoyed them much than the first time Okay, I am probably not going to pick up Moving Pictures again, though this one is definitely one that I should come back to again some time down the [...]

    16. ᴥ Irena ᴥ on said:

      4.5 Inside Every Living Person is a Dead Person Waiting to Get Out Death is one of my favourite Discworld characters and Reaper Man is the second book in the Death novels I prefer reading in general Discworld reading order though Still, whether you read these books like I do, or you choose to read them as separate novels about Rincewind, or Death, or witches and so on, you will have lots of fun Death gets fired Or something like that anyway Instead of mopping around feeling sorry for himself acc [...]

    17. Samantha wickedshizuku Tolleson on said:

      So I m starting new healthy exercises after my surgeries 3 years ago Pratchett has inspired me to get back into shape with his wit and humor Using the Google Fit and 30 day Challenge apps The work out regime is Full Body, Abs, Butt, Arms workout, and 2 mile walks.Day 1 My body is screamingDay 2 Exercise says to meDay 3 I say to exerciseDay 4 It s a rest day Color me surprised, and my husband is now going to join in.Day 5 and I ve came across the librarian of the Magic University again, by far he [...]

    18. D. M. M. Jacobs on said:

      Upon hearing the tragic news today, I have realized I have not added this book or written a review of it, and I feel truly bad about that.If someone were to ask me which of Terry Pratchett s book is my favorite, I wouldn t hesitate All of his books are works of art, but among them, this one stands out like a true masterpiece to me I think this is the first book he wrote that has actually made me cry both in laughter and in sadness It is the only one of his books that I have re read so many times [...]

    19. Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess on said:

      He s done it again.My favourite of all of the Discworld novels.Death is a fascinating character, and seeing his strain of humanity just makes him all the so.Reaper Man is HILARIOUS Death is so awkward, so unsure of himself in the realm of the living And when your time is running out, you want to experience everything life has to offer And when you ve never lived, maybe the basics ARE the most important parts of life.

    20. A Bald Mage** Steve on said:

      I was hooked on these books in the late 1990 s and I had to have every book that came out without fail Unfortunately during the mists of time all the books have merged into one, but I still remember Death and Rincewind to this day and the over top adventures they had But I have to admit my favourite novels were the ones that contain the city watch and the adventures of Sam Vimes, these novels still to this day stick out as the best of the series, but I never really got on with the books that fea [...]

    21. TheBookSmugglers on said:

      Original review posted on The Book SmugglersReaper Man is a book that I find really hard to define It would be so easy to simply describe it as a hilarious or even absurdist romp about the chaos that ensues after Death is forcibly retired without an immediate replacement to take over his duties There are wizards running around, there are snow globes that pop out of nowhere then hatch into EVIL shopping trolleys , a bunch of previously undead people including a vampire and a boogeyman fighting fo [...]

    22. B. Barceló on said:

      Este segundo libro de la saga de la Muerte me encanta, lo recomiendo a todo el mundo y seguramente lo vuelva a leer dentro de no mucho tiempo, pero me deja con un sabor agridulce Hay que decir que los personajes del Mundodisco son estupendos, todos y cada uno de ellos No hay dos iguales y lo que me enamora de ellos es que no es necesario que hablen muchas veces Por ejemplo, la Muerte de las Ratas o el Bibliotecario, no dicen nada , pero se comprende perfectamente lo que est diciendo o sucediendo [...]

    23. Hosker on said:

      Major spoilers.Overall, I didn t really like this book, but there were some good things about it It s been a little while since I ve read this book, so my memory is a little hazy One of my main problems is the abundance of characters in this book There are three separate stories going on here, one of which barely has anything to do with the other two The first is about 5 wizards from the university going around with little motivation to their actions for the large middle portion of the book They [...]

    24. Chris on said:

      Chris first Pratchett Yes Awwwwwwwww how sweet At the urging of quite a few friends both on and off of GR s, I finally got around to reading my very first Terry Pratchett Discworld novel I am happy to report that it was a great experience.All the rumors are true Pratchett is witty, quick and has excellent timing I found myself laughing about some of the scenes in this novel well after I had read them, sometimes in public, and sometimes drawing a few curious stares from passers by.This novel, whi [...]

    25. YouKneeK on said:

      Reaper Man is the second book in the Death subseries of the Discworld universe In this book, Death essentially gets fired for having developed too much of an individual personality Until somebody is found to replace him, people aren t dying properly There are two main characters in the story, each with separate but related storylines Death is one of them, and the other is a 130 year old wizard named Windle Poons Poons fails to die properly without Death on the job and thus becomes undead.Windle [...]

    26. Ümit on said:

      Haftal k market al veri lerinin, ar pazar gezmelerinin, internet sitelerinde pantolon ti rt bakman n ya da ba ka bin bir t rl t ketim eyleminin getirdi i azab hissediyor musunuz Devasa bir al veri merkezinin cazibesinin yaratt ekim g c n n, hi likleri bile yutan bir karadeli in ekim g c ne e de er oldu unu biliyor musunuz Hafta sonlar nda ak n ak n AVM lere akan insanlar g r p h z nleniyor musunuz O halde b rak n art k h z nlenmeyi ve T rpanl Adam okuyun.T rpanl Adam, DiskD nya n n on birinci ki [...]

    27. Javier Muñoz on said:

      Como todo libro de Pratchett tiene su gracia y un mont n de detallitos que por si solos hacen que merezca la pena su lectura, sin embargo este en concreto no me ha terminado de enganchar, no se si no he estado del humor adecuado o si simplemente no sintonizo con los personajes, pero el caso es que no es de los libros de Pratchett que m s he disfrutado.En todo caso sirve para pasar el rato y tiene algunos personajes memorables como Windle Poons o la se orita Flitworth y por supuesto la muerte que [...]

    28. Roviragrao on said:

      Relectura Mundodisco 11 Una de las novelas m s brillantes de Terry Pratchett, un perfecto ejemplo de su filosof a de vida serio no es lo contrario de divertido Hay muchas citas memorables que salen de esta novela, voy a terminar con una que por motivos evidentes me ha llegado al alma en esta relectura Nadie ha muerto del todo hasta que mueren las ondulaciones que ha provocado en este mundo hasta que se para el reloj al que dio cuerda, hasta que fermenta el vino que prepar , hasta que se recoge l [...]

    29. Nicole on said:

      I couldn t quite accept the concepts of snowglobes hatching into shopping carts trolleys I wish we called them trolleys in America , which then are somehow part of the organic development of a predatory shopping mall But seeing the wizards and friends track and battle the carts was fun, and I liked the rest of the book enough to give it 4 stars.It s as if Terry Pratchett were psychic, because so many of his books from about 20 years ago are in tune with current trends Or maybe so many writers ha [...]

    30. Lee Broderick on said:

      Re read of another edition 3 5 13 A lot of people seem to think that this is a book about what happens when Death takes a holiday To a certain extent it is The premise is simple if you believe in a psychopomp then what would happen if they were no longer there That though, is just the opening gambit the framework within which to explore something fundamental time.At the heart of this book is a tale of two people or personalities, as Terry Pratchett would no doubt refer to them One person has to [...]

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