Reaper Man

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 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...

Title:Reaper Man
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780552152952
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    Reaper Man Reviews

  • Mario the lone bookwolf

    The second DEATH is as hilarious as the first one, this time positioning the friendly reaper in a perfect setting for having philosophical and deep thoughts about human nature and life in general.The ...

  • Anthony Eaton

    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 was...erk......

  • Jennie

    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...

  • Trish

    Today would have been Sir Terry's 70th birthday.As some here know, I've put off reading the series because I still tear up when thinking of this great man and the terrible loss his death meant. Especi...

  • Lyn

    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...

  • Adrian

    Wow, where’s the 6 star button Ok , where should I start with this ? Some of TP's Discworld novels are great stories, full of humour with amazingly real and detailed characters that get into scrapes...

  • Bradley

    Re-read with buddies!I suppose it helps that I'm already a lifelong fan of Pratchett, but even objectively, this is a delightful novel about Death's retirement. Sure, he was tricked, but he really nee...

  • Jasmine

    “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 har...

  • Celise

    “No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away...” "I want more Death" is what I spent most of this book thinking. 60% of this was about Windle Poons and other wiza...

  • Aaron

    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 real...