Death Trilogy BOOKRAY
6 journalers for this copy...
Despatched today on 06.12.2003 to Zoe1971. Enjoy!
(5. Primel75) möchte ausgelassen werden
6. Dorle ***
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I'll try to read it real soon, and since I'm suffering from a bad cold (which means I have lots of time to spend with reading), I think I'll be starting reading it by tomorrow. I'll let you know my opinion about the novels, when I've finished studying them.
January 19th 2004
I've already read 440 pages of this volume, and it's really entertaining. But it takes its time to read it... - I'll try to keep on reading at least 10 to 20 pages per day!
The volume contains three DISCWORLD novels, all of them dealing with one of the main DISCWORLD protagonists, Death. Or better: dealing with the problems that arise if Death isn't there to do his job properly. In the first novel MORT Death is having an apprentice an looking forward to handing over his business. In the second one REAPER MAN, Death is being fired and his important public service is withdrawn. This is when the Death of Rats comes to life. The third one SOUL MUSIC is about Death' granddaughter Susan who has to take over Death' affairs while Death is trying his luck at the Foreign Legion.
It's worth reading, even if English is not your mother tongue. There's so many jokes left in this book and you won't stop laughing while reading.
I'll be sending it off to Herrundmeyer today.
I already know Mort, so I can skip a third of the book and go directly in medias res.
Will report back as soon as I'm done.
I must say that I liked "Soul Music" better than "Reaper Man", but still both are brilliant stories! There are a lot of puns in both of them, and the occasional footnotes.
Postal release to the next participant.
Sorry for keeping this book so long....but it was a very entertaining read! I liked the first volume, "Mort", best of all, but they are all very funny to read. I just *love* the idea about Death owning a horse called Binky and getting an apprentice and leaving his job to go and work on a farm...those stories are absolutely weird and funny. Pity that it is such a big book, thou... I like to carry books around with me wherever I go so that I can use the time I have to wait at the dentist, the bus stop etc. to read. But this book was just too uncomfortable to take along. It will be sent to elhamisabel as soon as I get the address.
Will try to read it as soon and and as fast as possible. I've got another bookray here with me so it may take a few more days until I start this one. Please be patient :)
Anyway, Mort ist definitely my favourite of the three novels. I just adore Death and I'm glad I had the chance to read these three novels staring him.
This book will be send on to dorle on Tuesday.
But I don't think that this will take so much time.
The first look at the book gave me a little shok, I mean it is quite heavy and big... Let's see what I'll think about it afterwards