They say there are only two things you can count on ...But that was before DEATH started pondering the existential. Of course, the last thing anyone needs is a squeamish Grim Reaper and soon his Discworld bosses have sent him off with best wishes ...
with best wishes and a well-earned gold watch. Now DEATH is having the time of his life, finding greener pastures where he can put his scythe to a whole new use.
But like every cutback in an important public service, DEATH's demise soon leads to chaos and unrest -- literally, for those whose time was supposed to be up, like Windle Poons. The oldest geezer in the entire faculty of Unseen University -- home of magic, wizardry, and big dinners -- Windle was looking forward to a wonderful afterlife, not this boring been-there-done-that routine. To get the fresh start he deserves, Windle and the rest of Ankh-Morpork's undead and underemployed set off to find DEATH and save the world for the living (and everybody else, of course).
Oh, eccolo qua, il primo libro di Pratchett che mi piace sul serio. L'impressione che ho avuto è che ci sia stato bisogno di una lunga evoluzione, di affilare le armi e dopo diversi anni l'autore abbia trovato la quadratura del cerchio.Un romanzo
..."Un romanzo sagace, che si fa leggere senza intoppi, con personaggi memorabili e spunti tutti validi. Unica pecca la prolissità, ma temo che su questo Terry e io non andremo mai d'accordo. A parte questo, promosso e consigliato.Continua...Nascondi
"LORD, WHAT CAN THE HARVEST HOPE FOR, IF NOT FOR THE CARE OF THE REAPER MAN?"Books about death are always amazing (also, I think this might be the last one with Death himself as the main character?).It's also the book where we meet Reg Shoe and the
..."eg Shoe and the Death of Rats for the first time (♥) The story is good, especially the Bill Door parts.Continua...Nascondi
Terry Pratchett's a genius: his dimension of fantasy's a complete one... his mind's completely free from every kind of conventional idea, even the physical ones: the world he set his novels in is a world far from us, that responds to different rules
..." (different shape, different movements, different phisical rules...truly another world). Surprising!Continua...Nascondi
"Senta" sussurrò Ludmilla a Ridcully, "è così che si comportano di solito i maghi?" "Il Sommo Algebrico è un esempio eccezionale" rispose lui. "Ha lo stesso spiccato senso della realtà di una sagoma di cartone. Siamo fieri di averlo in squadra".
This entire section is filled with action-movie references ('Yo!'), but Alien/Aliens seems to have been a particularly fruitful source. Many quotes and events have direct counterparts: "Yeah, but secreted from what?", "No one touch From the movie Aliens: "Remember -- short, controlled bursts...". This entire section is filled with action-movie references ('Yo!'), but Alien/Aliens seems to have been a particularly fruitful source. Many quotes and events have direct counterparts: "Yeah, but secreted from what?", "No one touch anything", "It's coming from everywhere!", and "We are going" are only a few examples, and of course there is the matter of the Queen...
Incidentaly, if you say "yo" one more time, Dean, I will personaly have you thrown out of the University, pursued to the rim of the world by the finest demons that thaumaturgy can conjure up, torn into extremely smal pieces, minced, turned into a
... mixture reminiscent of steak tartare, and turned out into a dog bowl.Continua...Nascondi