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Mort has been chosen as Death's apprentice. He gets board and lodging and free use of company horse, and doesn't even need time off for his grandmothe...

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“Death Isn't Compulsory”

published 17/04/2015

ProThe first time Death goes away: gentle humour, the...

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If you're keeping up you can skip this bit Regular readers will have grasped by now that following the death of my most beloved author ever, I undertook in tribute to re-read all of his books again, and to catch up on those that have somehow passed me by. Because the Discworld is where I came in...

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“DEATH comes......a-hiring”

published 02/08/2005

ProGood characters | Stronger Story | Very Readable |...

ContraNot as funny as some of the books

A giant turtle slowly makes it's way across the vast emptiness that is space, and on it's meteor pocked shell stand four over-sized elephants, on whose backs rests the flat, circular, and highly magical Discworld. Discworld is world of heroes, heroines, witches and wizards, where magic is a very...

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ProWill make you laugh and cry - possibly both at onc...

ContraNot a lot

Terry Pratchett's incredible Discworld series is forever being likened to the Hitchhiker's Guide books (hmm... could one refer to it as a trilogy in 26 parts, I wonder?). The reason I bring this up is that in Douglas Adams' novels, Arthur Dent has the particularly human habit of stating the very...

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“Discworld starts here...”

published 07/11/2001

ProSuperbly written, very engaging, main focus is on ...

ContraShorter than many of the later books

Right, here's the latest installment in my ongoing quest to write an op on every Discworld novel. By now, I think just about everyone has heard of Terry Pratchett's Discworld, and it's easy to tell those that haven't - they're the ones that are looking bemused as their friends tell them "It's...

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Excellent

ProRip roaring side splitting fun from start to finis...

ContraNot everyone can get Pterrys style.

Mort - Terry Pratchett. ~ About the Author ~ Terry Pratchett is one of the best known of Fantasy writers out there. He began writing in 1983, and when I first began reading his books (I read his second novel The Light Fantastic just after publication) no-one really knew who he was! It couldn't be...

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“"I'm buggered if I know."”

published 30/09/2005

ProFunny, fast paced, interesting side characters.

ContraSilly?

Mort stands silently next to his father, the last remaining boy at the hiring fair. Approaching midnight it appears that no one is willing to take him on as an apprentice. His father told him all that thinking and reading of books put people off and perhaps he was right. Suddenly, a horse appears...

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“Sit down for a while”

published 18/01/2003

ProA great read

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If you’ve ever picked up and read a Terry Pratchett book then I’m sure you’ve been affected for the rest of your life, his books are very compulsive reading. He’s witty, hilarious, cheeky, intelligent and imaginative. He writes about The Discworld and has published numerous books and trilogies...

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“You'll die laughing”

published 03/09/2002

ProAn excellent book especially for newcomers to Terr...

Contranot a one!

“I’m bored” I moaned to mum (I must have been too young at 11 to realise saying this was more than likely going to end up with me doing some chore or another) “I’ve got nothing to do.” In response mum handed me a book. This marked an historical point in history. This is where my love affair with...

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“One for all Mortals”

published 07/07/2001

ProHumour throughout, solid characters, imaginative p...

ContraYou won't want to put it down!

I have been a fan of Terry Pratchett's Discworld series for a long time, in fact ever since a friend of mine at school lent me "The Colour of Magic" (thanks Wob, I still owe you one). However, with the series currently running to 26 novels (not counting the flat-earth experimentation of "Strata")...

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“A real classic.”

published 28/01/2001

ProHilarity and suspense.

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Mort, the 4th novel in the phenomenal Discworld series, is a truly wonderful book. I started reading Discworld years ago, and remember my mother being horrified when she realised I was reading a book where Death was a main character, and a likeable character at that! (This was well over 10 years...

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“The introduction of Death”

published 03/02/2006

ProSome interesting characters (some more than others...

ContraBit silly in places but it's fun

Mort is the fourth book in the Discworld series. The principal character is Death, as in the Grim Reaper. He doesn't kill people, he just helps the said person's soul into the afterlife (and there appears to be more than one afterlife depending on who dies) One thing needs to be made clear here...

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Excellent

Prounputdownable, funny, great style, strong characte...

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If you have never read a Pratchett book before, then what planet have you been living on. Although listed as a fantasy book, the Pratchett books all lean heavily on the parody area. The Discworld (where all the books in this seris are set) is a flat round area carried on the back of 4 elephants...

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“Death gets a new apprentice”

published 13/09/2009

ProTerry's humour will keep you laughing for ages

Contrasome bits of the story gloomy

Mort is part of a series of different stories that all take place on the discworld. A planet as you guessed it in the shape of a disk which is held on top of a giant turtle named great A tuin. Most of the books have a lot of humor in them and Mort has a bit of gloom in it as well as humor. The...

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“mort”

published 13/08/2005

Proa real funny book

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This is the fourth discworld book in the series and this is also one of the most classics, this is due to the loveable character DEATH. THE DISCWORLD: Where better to start the explaing in the discworld to you, its a planet the shape of a disc that is carried on top of four giant elephants that...

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Excellent

published 05/10/2008

My husband introduced me to Terry Pratchett's Disc World books and this one was the 1st one that I read. It was very slow for me to understand (Im not a great reader), but once I did, it had me captivated & lost in my own imagination. I was imagining being part of the book, what the characters looked like, sounded like.......... I read this book in 2 days (which for me is really good, because I dont really read books), I just couldnt put it down. Its the first book that Ive finished in years. Ive actually loaned the book to one of my friends, who is currently enjoying it too. Like myself she isnt really a big reader, but it has her captivated too. So if you are considering reading or buy this book, I would highly recommend you do.

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