Reaper Man

by Terry Pratchett | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0575049790 Global Overview for this book
Registered by SciFisstrs of Elkins Park, Pennsylvania USA on 6/13/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by SciFisstrs from Elkins Park, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, June 13, 2006

FROM THE PUBLISHER
Already a #1 bestselling author in England, Pratchett now gives his U.S. fans another taste of his tremendous talent in this fast-paced novel about the dark and mysterious man we call Death. When Death begins to question the P's and Q's of his job, he is officially retired, which leads to the kind of chaos that always ensues when a public service is withdrawn.

Journal Entry 2 by SciFisstrs from Elkins Park, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, April 14, 2007
Giving book to HoserLauren as a RABCK at the SC Convention
Enjoy! :D

Journal Entry 3 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Sunday, April 22, 2007
Thanks so much for passing this along to me Sheila!! I know there are a couple of books from the Discworld series that are on the BBC list that I'm trying to read. However some of them are in the middle of that section of the series. I think this is a book that will help bridge the gaps I have between the beginning of the series and the BBC list books.
Thanks again and it was great meeting you!!!

Journal Entry 4 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, March 30, 2013
Death has been forced in to retirement for taking too much care in those he ushers beyond death. He decides to take up as a farm hand, calling himself Bill Door and living with Miss. Flitworth that runs the farm. Death starts to enjoy (as much as Death can enjoy something) the monotony of living life. However without Death, there's no where for souls to go and things are starting to get crowded. Life force is building up and hatching eggs in the shape of globes.

When wizard Windle Poons dies, his soul has no where to go so he goes back to his body and wanders around undead. His wizard colleagues aren't too happy about having a dead Poons around and try to push him back towards death but nothing seems to help. Eventually they stop, and Poons helps them determine why there is so much built up life force.

I had read two Discworld books prior to this; one in the wizards series and one in the death series. I didn't like the wizards one, but did like the Death book. This had both and I found that I enjoyed the Death part of the novel but not the wizards part. For some reason, I can't follow the wizards and their crazy story lines. Half the stuff they say makes no sense to me. Why do they always say Yo? What's with the librarian that makes no sense? It is just completely beyond me.

Journal Entry 5 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, April 07, 2013
This book is with me :)

Journal Entry 6 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, May 26, 2013
Death has been sent into unwanted retirement. He goes to work as a farmhand with Mrs. Flitworth. As he starts to find out what real life is all about, Death finds out he likes farm life and Mrs. Flitworth.

But there is no one to usher the dead off and souls and life force begin to build up. Winnie Poons,a wizard, died but has since returned to his body and the remaining wizards are not happy. The wizards try to put Poons' body to rest but do not succeed.

As the life force builds cities want to grow and it is up to the undead to rectify the problem.

I love the character Death. As for the wizards, it is difficult to understand what they are about. I did however enjoy Pratchett's weird form of changing everyday things like the shopping carts. Very good satirism

Journal Entry 7 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Monday, May 27, 2013
This book is back with me!

Journal Entry 8 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, July 06, 2013
Mailed today to my birthday exchange partner!

Journal Entry 9 by wingnimrodielwing at Evanston, Illinois USA on Saturday, August 31, 2013
Received in the birthday exchange from HoserLauren

Journal Entry 10 by wingnimrodielwing at Evanston, Illinois USA on Saturday, December 14, 2013
I added this to my wish list ages ago because I thought it was one of the earlier disk world books that I had missed as I have been reading them out of order over the years since I stumbled into Diskworld.

I got about 1/4 of the way in before I realized that I had read this before. I remembered the Death portion of the story a little better than the Unseen University portion. I love the U.U. story arc of this massive set of books. However some of the earlier ones are a bit tedious. I think it's due to them being slower paced stories to start off unlike say the Watch arc books.

I have been trying to collect all forty something Discworld books in hardcover. Since this is one I have had trouble tracking down, I will add this copy to my PC until I can find another one (the last time I tried buying this online I received an empty mailer).

Thank you for gifting this to me Lauren, I enjoyed rereading it and seeing how the death of rats came about as he is one of my favorite charecters.

Journal Entry 11 by wingnimrodielwing at Evanston, Illinois USA on Thursday, September 22, 2016
I finally picked up a hardcover to add to my PC so will be passing this on

Journal Entry 12 by wingnimrodielwing at Community Recreation Center in Wilmette, Illinois USA on Thursday, September 22, 2016

Released 2 yrs ago (9/22/2016 UTC) at Community Recreation Center in Wilmette, Illinois USA

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