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 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)....Continua
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 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
Reading "dedicated" to Sir Christopher Lee, who, among the other things, was the voice of Death.
Mondo Disco. Stavolta è Morte che se la vede male. Un interessante (e come al solito molto divertente) approfondimento psicologico del personaggio.
"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 Death of Rats for the first time (♥)
The story is good, especially the Bill Door parts.
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