Reaper Man - Terry Pratchett Reviews
Description:ISBN 0552152951 / Author: Terry Pratchett / Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Death is missing. Dead Rights activist Reg Shoe suddenly has more ... more
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Terry Pratchett Reaper Man (Discworld Novels)
Pages: 288, Edition: 1st Book Club, Hardcover, Gollancz
Last Update 19.12.2013 17:13
Customer Reaper Man - Terry Pratchett Reviews (20)
by - written on 26/11/06 (Very useful, 166 readings)
Terry Pratchett's Discworld series started out as a collection of gosh-wow humourous adventures on a flat world carried through space on the back of elephants. As Pratchett has matured as a writer, the characters have grown deeper, the plots have grown stronger and the themes have started to verge on the literary. Reaper Man marks a bit of a watershed in the series as, although it is full of wizards and undead and animated compost heaps, it also contains a lot of thoughtful prose about fate, time, life and the erosion of community spirit due to out-of-town shopping centres. No, really. The novel is routinely described as 'one of the Death ones'. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 27/04/01, updated on 27/04/01 (Very useful, 138 readings)
Terry Pratchett is one of this country’s most successful authors, in fact his series of books based on the fictional fantasy world, called Discworld has spawned its own cult following, with figures of the characters being produced, spin off books and a big fan club, with its own conventions. Now I have dabbled in these books before and thought yes these are Ok quite funny in places, but why all the fuss. So, having read three reviews on this book all spouting its greatness, I thought that I would give Reaper Man a try. In fact I have had this book finished for a week now and was stuck as how to review it, or what exactly I thought. So lets get on shall we? ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/07/10 (Very useful, 63 readings)
Reaper Man is the eleventh novel to be set on the Discworld - the magical world, flat as a pancake, sitting atop the shoulders of four elephants, which are riding on the shell of a huge turtle swimming through space. The Discworld is home to many interesting and magical places, funny characters and their stories. But one of the most interesting of these characters I have to think is the character of Death - the Grim Reaper. He makes frequent appearances throughout the series, making at least one in each book, but the best stories are always the ones where he takes centre stage. --- Reaper Man begins when Death finds on his desk a ... Read the complete review
by - written on 30/07/09 (Very useful, 117 readings)
Although fan-favourite Death had cropped up in a number of previous Discworld novels, Reaper Man was the first in which he took centre stage. So here's the big question: is he strong enough to support a whole plot or is he simply a support player? Let's find out. The main plot is typically absurd in the traditional Pratchett way. Death is made redundant and moves to the country. But with no-one to take over, Discworld inhabitants are not dying properly, causing a surplus of life. This sparks all sorts of strange events mainly surrounding wire baskets on wheels... Don't even bother trying to understand the plot. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense, ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/06/08, updated on 17/06/08 (Very useful, 66 readings)
I guess I feel like a tree at the moment. No don't go, let me explain. There is a passage in this book concerning a conversation between a group of trees. This conversation has been going on for seventeen years. To illustrate my opening statement I would like to present a brief snippet of the conversation :- 'Wow. That was a sharp one.' 'What was?' 'That winter just then.' And that's exactly how I feel at the moment. It seems only five minutes ago that I posted my previous opinion on Dooyoo yet somehow it's been almost three years. Thirty-six months! Where the hell did they all go? The trouble is that ... Read the complete review
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