This was another great novel taking place in Discworld. I haven't read the books in order, and have found that you don't really need to. Things are described in such a clever way, that if you read them out of order, you are easily able to put the events into place on your own.
Death has to be one of my favorite characters. His inability to understand humans is endearing in the ways he goes about trying to understand what makes them tick. Getting drunk was quite funny. His adopted daughter and apprentice make for a very cute part of the "extended family" along with Albert. I especially cracked up over a scene where the young pair was up on a ladder reading Albert's life story... I won't tell you what happened, but it's a riot. (to me anyway--I have a warped sense of humor, I guess)
I highly recommend reading this one. It's always a treat when Death is in the story as much as he is this one.
This has been my favorite DiscWorld book so far. I loved âDeath'. He is a fantastic character and this book was all about him. His apprentice âMort' is also a very likeable character. I am hoping that I get to read more about these characters as I follow the Reading Guide order of books.
I really look forward to reading more DiscWorld books as I love Pratchett's style and have fallen in love with the characters of the Disc. Fantastic series of books!!!
Book 4 of Discworld series, I am reading the series in order and will be releasing them the same way. Warning this is a highly addictive series that is fantasy & magic based, where the improbable or one in a million events happen nine times out of ten.
This was my favorite of the Discworld series so far ... I really like the character Death because there's just so much to him - he's funny, strong, smart, but has his wistful needy moments (where he tries to get to know/understand humans better and what emotions mean). Mort is who he chooses to be his apprentice. Mort is a great character, too - he seems to complement Death, with all his questions and compassion and the way he grows a backbone. I loved the book too because although it's funny, it's not fluff - there's a lot here to think about.