Mort (Discworld, Book 4)

by Terry Pratchett, Victor Gollancz | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0061020680 Global Overview for this book
Registered by HoserLauren of Burlington, Ontario Canada on 9/1/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Thursday, September 01, 2005
This book is #65 on the BBC Top 100 (and it's the first in its section of the discworld series).

From Chapters:
Death comes to us all. When he came to Mort, he offered him a job.

After being assured that being dead was not compulsory, Mort accepted. However, he soon found that romantic longings did not mix easily with the responsibilities of being Death’s apprentice...

Journal Entry 2 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Thursday, February 28, 2013
Death has been working for a very long time and he's starting to get lonely. He has a wizard to make him food and an adopted daughter to keep him company but he feels like he needs a break. Death goes in search of an apprentice and finds Mort, a clumsy young man. Death teaches Mort how to usher souls to the next world and other aspects of the business then leaves him to take over. What he doesn't anticipate is that Mort falls in love with a princess he's supposed to help die and instead saves her, altering the world. The world does not like being altered though and will do everything to set things straight again.

This isn't the first Discworld book I've read but I think it's my favourite one so far and one that has made the most sense. Given the chance, I would start with this book first as I think it introduces Discworld in the most gentle way.

There were some parts to this novel where Pratchett would get in to the intricacies of Discworld and I have to be honest I started glossing over. I was more interested in the characters and how they were going to get out of their trouble.

Journal Entry 3 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, March 03, 2013
This book is with me :)

Journal Entry 4 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Mort is a young farmboy who goes to the market in search of a job. He is still there at midnight long after most people have been taken when
"Death comes to us all.
When he came to Mort, he offered him a job."

Mort is apprenticed to Death. Death teaches him how to usher a life to the next world and other intricacies of his job. Then Death takes a rest and leaves Mort to do the job. Mort does not do well when he encounters a princess who is supposed to die and he just can not let that happen. The world is now out of synch and will anything to 'right' itself.

This is the first Discworld book I have read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved how Pratchett strings the words together and turns everything upside down or sideways.

Journal Entry 5 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Monday, May 27, 2013
This book is back with me!

Journal Entry 6 by HoserLauren at Sir Sams Inn in Eagle Lake, Ontario Canada on Friday, September 13, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (9/12/2013 UTC) at Sir Sams Inn in Eagle Lake, Ontario Canada


Left this book at Sir Sams Inn during a nice couple of days away from the city. I hope someone finds it and enjoys it!

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