|Submitted by Smyffy |
(Jul 08, 2005)
I have long been a fan of Pratchett and I have to say I don't believe there is another book in the fantastic Discworld series that quite matches Reaper Man for its sheer laugh out loud qualities. The plot itself is humourously bizzare. Death of the Discworld (an anthropomorphic personification - think grim reaper) gets made redundant by the auditors of reality. As a 'leaving gift' he is granted some time to 'live' and gets a job working on a farm. There's a harvest to gather in...spot the joke in title. Meanwhile in the bustling city of Ankh-Morpork, Windle Poons the wizard is due to die, but with Death being out of action and a suitable candidate not yet selected for replacement, Windle Poons will have to wait a while...as a Zombie!
Quarreling wizards, the birth of a shopping center (yep)and a strange tall figure who's rather handy with a scythe, this book is a must read for anyone, fans of the series or newcomers alike.