Reaper Man

Reaper Man

Terry Pratchett / Mar 21, 2019

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: 9780552134644
  • Page: 371
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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

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      • Terry Pratchett

        Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second hand typewriter His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in 1983 In 1987, he turned to writing full time There are over 40 books in the Discworld series, of which four are written for children The first of these, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal A non Discworld book, Good Omens, his 1990 collaboration with Neil Gaiman, has been a longtime bestseller and was reissued in hardcover by William Morrow in early 2006 it is also available as a mass market paperback Harper Torch, 2006 and trade paperback Harper Paperbacks, 2006 In 2008, Harper Children s published Terry s standalone non Discworld YA novel, Nation Terry published Snuff in October 2011 Regarded as one of the most significant contemporary English language satirists, Pratchett has won numerous literary awards, was named an Officer of the British Empire for services to literature in 1998, and has received honorary doctorates from the University of Warwick in 1999, the University of Portsmouth in 2001, the University of Bath in 2003, the University of Bristol in 2004, Buckinghamshire New University in 2008, the University of Dublin in 2008, Bradford University in 2009, the University of Winchester in 2009, and The Open University in 2013 for his contribution to Public Service.In Dec of 2007, Pratchett disclosed that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer s disease On 18 Feb, 2009, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.He was awarded the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award in 2010.Sir Terry Pratchett passed away on 12th March 2015.


    417 Comments

    1. 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. 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 a [...]


    3. 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, C [...]


    4. 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 abo [...]


    5. 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 yo [...]


    6. “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 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 more of Death's life on the farm, and his whole side of things. I liked The [...]


    7. “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. Mi hermano me dice que, como fue mi cumpleaños, 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 títulos que ya tengo de cada uno y, además, le hago una lista extra de autores , en caso de que, por alguna razón, no hubiera ninguno de los que le marqué en un principio, esos otros funcionarían como opciones "aceptables".(Era una lista de tres hojas)Hoy, [...]


    9. 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. '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. [...]


    11. Na osnovu mog pozamašnog iskustva od cela tri (čitaj: CELA TRI) Pračetova romana, stekao sam utisak da su delovi koji se tiču Smrti dosta slobodniji od recimo (a ne zato što sam samo još taj pročitao; okej, zato što sam samo još taj pročitao) Straže, pre svega u narativnom smislu. Zato mi je i Mort u retrospektivi malčice opao: iako sam se smejao i uživao, ne mogu reći da se baš nečeg posebnog sećam, jer je ipak taj roman pre svega podloga za meditaciju o društvu i životu, ali [...]


    12. 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 Fre [...]


    13. 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 [...]


    14. 3.5. Tiene un arranque muy muy muy muy divertido (sublime incluso), y una sinposis de lo más Pratchett: la Muerte tiene más personalidad de la que la Muerte debería tener jamás, así 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 están vivos, el abono del jardín te ataca de manera teorrífica ¿Quién no querría saber cómo termina todo esto?


    15. 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 more 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 more 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 [...]


    16. 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 himse [...]


    17. 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, [...]


    18. 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 ti [...]


    19. 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 more 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. 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 f [...]


    21. 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 boog [...]


    22. 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 está diciendo o suce [...]


    23. 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 [...]


    24. 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 n [...]


    25. 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. [...]


    26. Haftalık market alışverişlerinin, çarşı-pazar gezmelerinin, internet sitelerinde pantolon-tişört bakmanın ya da başka bin bir türlü tüketim eyleminin getirdiği azabı hissediyor musunuz? Devasa bir alışveriş merkezinin cazibesinin yarattığı çekim gücünün, hiçlikleri bile yutan bir karadeliğin çekim gücüne eş değer olduğunu biliyor musunuz? Hafta sonlarında akın akın AVM’lere akan insanları görüp hüzünleniyor musunuz? O halde bırakın artık hüzünlenm [...]


    27. Como todo libro de Pratchett tiene su gracia y un montón 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 más he disfrutado.En todo caso sirve para pasar el rato y tiene algunos personajes memorables como Windle Poons o la señorita Flitworth y por supuesto la muerte [...]


    28. (Relectura Mundodisco #11)Una de las novelas más brillantes de Terry Pratchett, un perfecto ejemplo de su filosofía 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 preparó, hasta que s [...]


    29. 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 writer [...]


    30. 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 more 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). O [...]


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