Mort

MortThe Fourth Discworld Novel Although The Scythe Isn T Pre Eminent Among The Weapons Of War, Anyone Who Has Been On The Wrong End Of, Say, A Peasants Revolt Will Know That In Skilled Hands It Is Fearsome For Mort However, It Is About To Become One Of The Tools Of His Trade From Henceforth, Death Is No Longer Going To Be The End, Merely The Means To An End He Has Received An Offer He Can T Refuse As Death S Apprentice He Ll Have Free Board, Use Of The Company Horse And Being Dead Isn T Compulsory It S The Dream Job Until He Discovers That It Can Be A Killer On His Love Life. Literarily speaking, Sir Terry Pratchett is one of my best friends.It s as though I met Terry Pratchett at a party and we hit it off immediately You like Monty Python, I LOVE Monty Python Seinfeld, WHAT , I ve seen them all Art Vandelay, nice to meet you No way What about The Big Lebowski How s the smut business, Jackie To which he replied, I wouldn t know, Dude Ha And so it was with me when I read my first Discworld novel, in this case Mort 4 on the list Discworld is Terry Pratchett s hilarious fantasy universe which is medieval flat, balanced on the back s of four great elephants and all riding on the back of a great cosmic turtle Each of the stories all share the same universal laws and truths, have numerous recurring characters and all spring up Athena like from the head of great Zeus Pratchett.Mort is an inquisitive, gangly lad, all elbows and knees, who becomes the apprentice to Death Written a few years after On a Pale Horse, the similarity to Piers Anthony s work is rec
Being one of the first and the latest of all the Pratchett reads, I m really surprised just how much I loved this one I m upping the star count to a full five just because I think I liked Mort, the character, even better this time around.DEATH on DISCWORLD Seriously, there s nothing quite like it Him The personification He meddles so much with humanity, tries to get drunk, and hires an apprentice Not all in that or
This book was so good that if I knew the way to Sheepridge, I d be heading there next Hogswatch Eve hoping to be chosen as DEATH s next apprentice So how does one critique a Terry Pratchett Sir book to someone who has never read one, or in these reviews should we just be brief, succinct and to the point It was funny and good and I enjoyed it, 5 stars.No, that doesn t do it justice, even if I have given it 5 stars This book is laugh out loud, want to read the funny bit to someone anyone funny, it is witty, very witty, cleverly witty, it is deceptively simple, but wonderfully complex, an enigma, a dichotomy.Oh ok it is bloody good and outrageously funny, just read it.PS I think of the books so far ok only 4, but I have years ago read and remember th
This isn t an easy review to write This has been my first encounter with the Discworld universe and the many writings of Terry Pratchett, and voicing my opinion on it makes me feel like a blundering fool stumbling into a world that was meant for his younger and perhaps wiser self, a world of which he has only caught a glimpse Let s start with kicking in an open door Boy , uh, sorry, Mort is a very funny novel Death, being a wonderfully serious topic, becomes a great source of laughter and smiles in the hands of Sir Pratchett The book contains the kind of humour that shows the common sense of absurdity and showcases the author s very refreshing look on things I think for readers, young and old, this different and highly original perspective is something to be appreciated and praised Comments that follow below are in no way intended to put but s and maybe it would have been better s alongside this praise An author who is able to describe a voice by the amount of time it could keep milk fresh is above all that He knew what he was doing and he d
Introducing DEATHAw, ain t that smile warming your heart Or is that the adrenaline rush because you, too, just want to get away from him Severely misunderstood guy, that fellow.He s a beekeeper, a gardener, cat lover, admittedly not very good with colours but his shades of black are very original And he s active too Never lazy, our protagonist, always riding around on his faithful mount, Binky.In case anyone was wondering the scythe is for us normal mortals, whereas royalty gets the deluxe deal and therefore the sword you see him carrying in the picture above.So what is this old chap up to Well, he s always looking out for the little guy in this case it s a very tall and skinny boy For in this 4th Discworld novel, that is the first to feature Death as a main character, Death takes on the afore mentioned young lad as an apprentice Mort the lad in question is an outsider since he always wants to help his family farmers but is very clumsy and good intentions only get you so far After agreeing to the apprenticeship, Mort travels with Death to his domain and meets his servant, Albert, as well as his daughter, Ysabell don t ask After a while, he even gets sent to do 3 jobs on his own Aaaaand you guessed it that is where the trouble starts Especially since Death decides to take a holiday shortly after to do some fishing, dancing, gambling, drinking, and even tries a new profession lol A number of inhabitants are being met in various corn
The ending surprised me and it was the one that I really wanted to happen What can I say about Discworld that has never been said before Nothing, but I need to tell you to read Mort.Mort is a cataclysmic story of epic proportions I thought Death the Discworld character was going to bite dust, you know I really don t love every single book in the series In fact I started and gave up reading Mort a couple of ye
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Death is looking for an apprentice to eventually replace him and decides on a young man called Mort During the course of his training Mort takes a fancy to a young lady Unfortunately the young lady s time is up So that s that Or is it You see, Mort is not so good at following rules This is the only Terry Pratchett book I have read so far and it was delightfully whimsical Sign me up for please.YOU ARE HERE SEEKING EMPLOYMENT Light dawned on Mort You are looking for an apprentice he said.The eyesockets turned towards him, their actinic pinpoints flaring.OF COURSE.Death waved a bony hand There was a wash of purple light, a sort of visible pop, and Lezek unfroze Above his head the clockwork automatons got on with the job of proclaiming midnight, as Time was allowed to come creeping back.Lezek blinked Didn t see you there for a minute, he said Sorry mind must have been elsewhere I WAS OFFERING YOUR BOY A POSITION, Said Death I TRUST THAT MEETS WITH YOUR APPROVAL What was your job again said Lezek, talking to a black robed skeleton without showing even a flicker of surprise.I USHER SOULS INTO THE NEXT WORLD, Said Death Ah, said Lezek, of course, sorry, should have guessed from the clothes Very necessary work, very steady Established business I HAVE BEEN GOING FOR SOME TIME, YES, said Death Good Good
There is no justice There is only me Well this was flipping great My first step into Terry Pratchett s Discworld I know right This one tells the story of a young man called Mort who becomes Death s apprentice, along with all of the tasks and responsibilities that come with it This world is so vivid and imaginative, I was completely transported into this weird and wonderful universe with all its characters, including wizards, princesses, Death s daughter and of course Mort and Death himself Naturally Mort is clumsy, and mistake prone, he spends a good portion of the story attempting to fix his mistake of saving the life of a princess who was supposed to die, therefore knocking all reality out of sync The story itself is simple to follow, what makes this book so incredible is the fantastic descriptions of the way this universe works and the different realities and places
I DON T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT I COULD MURDER A CURRY With those simple words Terry Pratchett introduces the complicated fact that on The Disc Death is as much a person as anyone else, only so.The fourth Discworld novel is right up there with my favourites, the story of how Death came to take an apprentice and how one gangly, awkward young boy became a strong, confident man is filled with humour and tells the kind of coming of age tale other authors only dream of.It may not be the best written or contain the most interesting observations of humanity from the entire series but there s a real charm to this early Discworld novel that makes it hard to notice any of the faults in any depth Read for the first time in my early teens this is the book that is responsible for my love of the series and reading novels with substance to them than John Grisham People don t alter history any than birds alter the sky, they just make brief patterns in it Pratchett is still silly but here it is toned down, with less cheap shots and wit combined with characters not caricatures making for the first of the great books about The Disc Th

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 295 pages
  • Mort
  • Terry Pratchett
  • English
  • 25 April 2018
  • 9780062225719