Si dice che al mondo niente sia inevitabile, tranne la morte e le tasse. Ma questo forse prima che Morte venisse licenziato in tronco. L'ultima cosa di cui un universo può aver bisogno è di un Tristo Mietitore disoccupato, perché quando un importante servizio pubblico viene a mancare la conseguenza è sempre il caos. E ora il Mondo Disco pullula di zombie e non-morti. Reg Scarpa, attivista per i diritti dei defunti, improvvisamente ha molto più lavoro di quanto si sia mai sognato. E il mago Windle Poons, trapassato di fresco, si risveglia nella tomba scoprendo di essere... morto e vegeto. Ma proprio a lui e a un ben poco temibile gruppo di non-morti (Arthur Winkings, ad esempio, diventato vampiro dopo essere stato morso da un avvocato; o Schleppel, l'uomonero che soffre di agorafobia) spetta il compito di salvare il mondo dei vivi. Nel frattempo in una piccola fattoria molto, molto lontana, uno straniero alto, scuro e allampanato si rivela particolarmente abile a maneggiare la falce'
- ISBN: 885022091X
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 288
How can you not like Death? HOW, INDEED? I'm sorry, did someone say something? NEVER MIND. I'LL ONLY BE HERE A MOMENT. Oh, okay then. Anyway, as I was...erk...
Probably my favorite of all of the Discworld novels (and that's a hard choice, given my total love of the series). Of all of Pratchett's many quirky characters, I think I love Death the best, though I couldn't begin to tell you why. In this installment, Death gets fired and has to get a day job. In
Today would have been Sir Terry's 70th birthday. As some here know, I've put off reading the series because I still tear up when thinking of this great man and the terrible loss his death meant. Especially his books featuring Death as the main character are hard to read because their messages are hit Leggi tutto
In 1976 Blue Oyster Cult sang Don’t Fear the Reaper . In 1991, Sir Terry Pratchett first published his 11th Discworld novel Reaper Man. The comparison is mine, apparently Pratchett titled the book as a reference to Alex Cox’s 1984 fantasy film starring Emilio Estevez. So, what happens when our Discwor Leggi tutto
Wow, where’s the 6 star button Ok , where should I start with this ? Some of TP's Discworld novels are great stories, full of humour with amazingly real and detailed characters that get into scrapes, have adventures, inherit kingdoms, fight wars in far off places (near the Rim ? ) And these books to Leggi tutto
Re-read with buddies! I suppose it helps that I'm already a lifelong fan of Pratchett, but even objectively, this is a delightful novel about Death's retirement. Sure, he was tricked, but he really needed some time off. Or some time, period. The magicians were delightful, as usual, and the undead, ev Leggi tutto
“No one is finally dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away—until the clock wound up winds down, until the wine she made has finished its ferment, until the crop they planted is harvested. The span of someone’s life is only the core of their actual existence.” — Terry Pratchett (1948-2 Leggi tutto
“No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away...” "I want more Death" is what I spent most of this book thinking. 60% of this was about Windle Poons and other wizards and I just wasn't into the silly randomness of the problems they were dealing with. The "life force" Leggi tutto
If I could steal credit for a book and claim it as my own, Reaper Man would most likely be it. This is the point, I think, where the Discworld novels stopped being entertaining light reading, and really became literature. It's a very subtle shift from the little parodies of science fiction and fanta Leggi tutto
Death has retired. Which might be a problem. Death is by far my favourite character in the Discworld, and it feels especially poignant to read his stories now following the death of Terry Pratchett. There's just a small amount of melancholy that resonates from the pages. That said, I really enjoyed t Leggi tutto
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