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Mort By Terry Pratchett Mort Terry Pratchett s profoundly irreverent novels are consistent number one bestseller in England where they have catapulted him into the highest echelons of parody next to Mark Twain Kurt Vonnegut Do

  • Title: Mort
  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • ISBN: 9780061020681
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Mort By Terry Pratchett Terry Pratchett s profoundly irreverent novels are consistent number one bestseller in England, where they have catapulted him into the highest echelons of parody next to Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen.In this Discworld installment, Death comes to Mort with an offer he can t refuse especially since being, well, dead isn t compulsory As DeathTerry Pratchett s profoundly irreverent novels are consistent number one bestseller in England, where they have catapulted him into the highest echelons of parody next to Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen.In this Discworld installment, Death comes to Mort with an offer he can t refuse especially since being, well, dead isn t compulsory As Death s apprentice, he ll have free board and lodging, use of the company horse, and he won t need time off for family funerals The position is everything Mort thought he d ever wanted, until he discovers that this perfect job can be a killer on his love life.
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    1. Lyn on said:

      I have a new best friend Literarily speaking.It s as though I met Terry Pratchett at a party and we hit it off immediately You like Monty Python, I LOVE Monty Python Seinfeld, WHAT , I ve seen them all Art Vandelay, nice to meet you No way What about The Big Lebowsky How s the smut business, Jackie To which he replied, I wouldn t know, Dude Ha And so it was with me when I read my first Discworld novel, in this case Mort 4 on the list Discworld is Terry Pratchett s hilarious fantasy universe whic [...]

    2. Bradley on said:

      Being one of the first and the latest of all the Pratchett reads, I m really surprised just how much I loved this one I m upping the star count to a full five just because I think I liked Mort, the character, even better this time aroundATH on DISCWORLD Seriously, there s nothing quite like it Him The personification He meddles so much with humanity, tries to get drunk, and hires an apprentice Not all in that order Death is the mewling cat at the party of life The story is a bit interesting, I [...]

    3. Matthias on said:

      This isn t an easy review to write This has been my first encounter with the Discworld universe and the many writings of Terry Pratchett, and voicing my opinion on it makes me feel like a blundering fool stumbling into a world that was meant for his younger and perhaps wiser self, a world of which he has only caught a glimpse Let s start with kicking in an open door Boy , uh, sorry, Mort is a very funny novel Death, being a wonderfully serious topic, becomes a great source of laughter and smiles [...]

    4. Trish on said:

      Introducing DEATHAw, ain t that smile warming your heart Or is that the adrenaline rush because you, too, just want to get away from him Severely misunderstood guy, that fellow.He s a beekeeper, a gardener, cat lover, admittedly not very good with colours but his shades of black are very original And he s active too Never lazy, our protagonist, always riding around on his faithful mount, Binky.In case anyone was wondering the scythe is for us normal mortals, whereas royalty gets the deluxe deal [...]

    5. Pavle on said:

      Bez iznenadjenja itati Pra eta po prvi put je nalik na upoznavanje starog, dragog prijatelja Prijateljstvo je ve tu, veliko je i puno obe ava, samo eto, igrom slu aja nijedan ni drugi niste o tome bili obave tenichokengtitik

      titikchokengs izdanje koje imam je toliko divno da je te ko gledati ga bez lekova za smirenje.4

    6. Eon ♒Windrunner♒ on said:

      Death is looking for an apprentice to eventually replace him and decides on a young man called Mort During the course of his training Mort takes a fancy to a young lady Unfortunately the young lady s time is up So that s that Or is it You see, Mort is not so good at following rules This is the only Terry Pratchett book I have read so far and it was delightfully whimsical Sign me up for please.YOU ARE HERE SEEKING EMPLOYMENT Light dawned on Mort You are looking for an apprentice he said.The eyes [...]

    7. Tfitoby on said:

      I DON T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT I COULD MURDER A CURRY With those simple words Terry Pratchett introduces the complicated fact that on The Disc Death is as much a person as anyone else, only so.The fourth Discworld novel is right up there with my favourites, the story of how Death came to take an apprentice and how one gangly, awkward young boy became a strong, confident man is filled with humour and tells the kind of coming of age tale other authors only dream of.It may not be the best written or [...]

    8. Jokoloyo on said:

      I made a mistake in my life by reading later works of Discworld DW first By the time I read earliest Discworld stories, the universe feels not fully developed Mort is the fourth DW novel, and I see the DW universe, the jokes, and the characters are better developed than the 3 earlier novels but still not as sophisticated as DW later works But, there are some good moments the awkwardness of young people in this novel, and the Death s learning of life.People including Mort as the first in Death se [...]

    9. Forrest on said:

      In a previous review of Pratchett s The Color of Magic, I speculated that I might have become jaded since high school I noted that I enjoyed that book, but it was not as hilarious as I had remembered it, initially There will be no such danger with Mort, meaning, I probably won t be re reading it Again, this one was funny, but not hilarious, and cutesy than clever.Still, it has its moments, the best of which, I thought, was the interchange between the Sun Emperor and his Grand Vizier, a game of [...]

    10. Rob on said:

      Executive Summary Another great entry in the Discworld series as different from Equal Rites as that book was from the first two.Full ReviewI never expected to marathon the discworld books, but this now makes the third in a row I ve read.This book is the first of the Death books Death plays a much larger role than he has in the previous books, but for the most part it focuses on his apprentice, Mort.I found it started a bit slow, and I was pretty indifferent towards Mort He grew on me by the end [...]

    11. Veronique on said:

      Discworld Book 4 Oh I see People don t want to see what can t possibly exist Carrying on with my Pratchett education Although Death appeared in the previous books, this is the one where this rather uncommon character gets screen time to great effect I mean it is not every day you see the Grim Reaper hankering for a curry or trying to get drunk and have fun Once , we get a crazy tale of adventure, this time following Mort, gangly, awkward boy, who becomes Death s apprentice Queue all the jokes a [...]

    12. Raeleen Lemay on said:

      2.5 5 I wanted to like this book so much than I did and I m mad It started out really promising for me, as Mort was a super fun character and I loved the early scenes when he s just meeting Death for the first time and is getting used to the new apprenticeship I soon became tired of the whole schtick unfortunately and then the book seemed to drag on endlessly I ve heard this book is one of Pratchett s most popular works, so I m worried I might just not enjoy his writing style although I definit [...]

    13. Jaya on said:

      I ve stopped counting the number of times I might have read this particular bookReading any Pratchett is like meeting old childhood buddies You might not have been in touch with each other for a long time yet even if you meet them after a decade or , you feel hardly any time has elapsedd always left with a bit of melancholy, thinking of the goodtimes you had

    14. Emer on said:

      So I ve decided to dip my toes back into the waters of the utterly bonkers but always hilarious Discworld Series by the late, great Terry Pratchett I ve only read odd books here and there, and certainly have never read the books in order Honestly I don t have that sort of patience So instead I prefer to flit in and out focusing on the books featuring my favourite characters I tend to find the plots, and even the characters at times, just superfluous to the reading experience For me it s ALL abo [...]

    15. Mangrii on said:

      Un joven so ador y bastante despistado Mortimer pero m s conocido como Mort, pertenece a una familia de agricultores, pero l no tiene ning n talento para ello Su padre y hermano deciden buscarle un oficio durante la feria de contrataci n del Cerro de las Ovejas, donde no ser hasta el ltimo momento en que su suerte cambie de lado y la figura cadav rica y encapuchada conocida como la Muerte le ofrezca ser su aprendiz Tras unas cuantas lecciones y unos cuantos errores m s, la Muerte termina delegan [...]

    16. Allison on said:

      So Terry Pratchett is definitely witty and clever, and I do enjoy his asides when I forget I m searching for a story in the midst of it The thing is, each of the three Discworld books I ve completed so far took me some effort to get into in spite of appreciating the humor Because the characters remain caricatures as the humor takes center stage And I actually find it kind of boring.It s not until late in each book that I started to be interested in what was actually happening And the characters [...]

    17. Charlotte May on said:

      There is no justice There is only me Well this was flipping great My first step into Terry Pratchett s Discworld I know right This one tells the story of a young man called Mort who becomes Death s apprentice, along with all of the tasks and responsibilities that come with it This world is so vivid and imaginative, I was completely transported into this weird and wonderful universe with all its characters, including wizards, princesses, Death s daughter and of course Mort and Death himself Natur [...]

    18. Manny on said:

      This review contains major spoilers for the movie Pusher 3The central joke in Mort is that Death is basically, you know, just a guy doing a job The other day, I thought of Terry Pratchett s novel for the first time in ages when we saw I m The Angel of Death, Nicolas Winding Refn s brilliant conclusion to the Pusher trilogy In the first two movies, we ve had several brief encounters with the terrifying Milo, a Serbian kingpin in Copenhagen s underworld The first film ends with him and his assista [...]

    19. Stjepan Cobets on said:

      When death comes it with his scythe brings the end of life but this time, it came to for his apprentices His apprentice becomes Mortimer whom everyone calls Mort Although he is a young man thought it was a great job for him will soon realize that this is not such a simple matter Apprenticeships at Death is not such an easy task that he expected The writer and this book make us laugh with silly stories and adventures of Discworld Very fun book for all fans of weird and funny fantasy world.

    20. Aoife on said:

      I really enjoyed this Discworld novel which is about a boy called Mort who becomes Death s apprentice and things going a little bit cray cray I felt like this had of a story than the other books, though Equal Rites does have a good plot as well, and i just really enjoyed all the crazy characters as usual but in particular Death I loved how weird and wonderful he was and how undeath like he was I guess I will never get the picture of Death in a kitchen with an apron and a whole family of cats ou [...]

    21. Olivia on said:

      Of all 4 Discworld novels I ve read, this one is my favourite It s a cute story and Death is definitely a funny and interesting guy It didn t fully keep my interest though, as the story lags a bit in the middle The writing style is clever, but the characters feel stilted at times I ve decided to stop reading the Discworld series I just don t feel the enthusiasm I was hoping I would.

    22. Gary on said:

      Excellent and funI just love the characters this author comes up with Death is a great ANTHROPOMORPHIC PERSONIFICATION and Mort, the human he selects as his apprentice, is the perfect replacement Sort of.Mort has a hard time filling in for Death when he needs a day off At least he does once a girl gets involved There is romance in this as well, sort of Apparently, not completing the job Death is meant to do has some pretty serious consequences that even a cameo appearance by Rincewind may not so [...]

    23. David Sarkies on said:

      Death takes on an apprentice14 August 2012 Well, while I suggested that Equal Rites must have been Pratchett s make or break book, I did not expect the brilliance of this book After picking myself off the floor after laughing so much at some of the absolutely off the wall humour, I must say that, to put it bluntly, Terry Pratchett attempted to send the fantasy genre into a completely different direction, and succeeded Basically Death has become board, and lonely, with his job, and wants to find [...]

    24. Celise on said:

      He was determined to discover the underlying logic behind the universe Which was going to be hard, because there wasn t one Parts of the story got a little muddled somewhere between the ending and the middle, but as usual the humour and the absurd characters are what brought everything around Mort and Death are a duo that are quite enjoyable, of course with the addition of Death s noble steed, Binky Death being the serious, completely terrifying guy who asks questions like WHY IS THERE A CHERRY [...]

    25. Božana on said:

      Ono kad se smeje i pored dosadne zubobolje To mo e samo Pra et.

    26. Mamen B. on said:

      3 5Sigo avanzando con Mundodisco, y tengo que decir que me alegro mucho de estar haci ndolo por orden de publicaci n, porque hay dos detalles en este libro que ya se refieren a los anteriores, y aunque no tienen ninguna relevancia para la trama, yo soy de esa gente que quiere sacar todo el jugo a los libros.En cuanto al libro en s , aqu conocemos a la Muerte y a Mort, que yo en un principio pensaba que eran la misma cosa, pero en realidad no es as La trama me ha gustado bastante, y ya vamos teni [...]

    27. Laura LVD on said:

      Regalo de un ex luego de la ruptura Supuestamente para hacerme sentir mal por la misma era un bastardo manipulador pero s lo logr hacerme enganchar con la saga de Mundodisco Muy, pero muy divertido.Prometo que alg n d a leer la saga entera, tarea de titanes si las hay.

    28. Althea Ann on said:

      As always, Pratchett s Discworld novels are unfailingly entertaining In Mort, Pratchett introduces his personification of Death However, the familiar hooded, skeletal figure with a sickle is getting kind of bored with rushing about from deathbed to murder scene The solution To take on an apprentice Mort is an awkward, clumsy farmer s son, whose inconvenient habit of asking questions has made him in the way than not at home and he s had no luck finding a position elsewhere So when Death shows up [...]

    29. Megan Baxter on said:

      I ve been reading Mort while I eat for the last week or so it s just about the perfect level for that amount of attention To the person I borrowed the book from, I promise I didn t get any food on it I m just trying to say something about Terry Pratchett It s thoroughly enjoyable and light, and not particularly taxing Perfect reading while eating.Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in policy and enforcement You can read why I came to this decision here In the meant [...]

    30. Melindam on said:

      Death must be the loneliest creature in the universe In the great party of Creation, he was always in the kitchen Behind him the Master of Ceremonies cleared his throat His eyes took on a distant, glazed look The Stealer of Souls, he said in the faraway voice of one whose ears aren t hearing what his mouth is saying, Defeater of Empires, Swallower of Oceans, Thief of Years, The Ultimate Reality, Harvester of Mankind, the ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT I CAN SEE MYSELF IN SO FUNNY, SO SAD, SO TRUE, SO FICT [...]

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