Mort (Discworld Series #4)

Mort (Discworld Series #4)

by Terry Pratchett
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Mort (Discworld Series #4) by Terry Pratchett

Death comes to everyone eventually on Discworld. And now he's come to Mort with an offer the young man can't refuse. (No, literally, can't refuse since being dead isn't exactly compulsory.) Actually, it's a pretty good deal. As Death's apprentice, Mort will have free board and lodging. He'll get use of the company horse. And he won't have to take any time off for family funerals. But despite the obvious perks, young Mort is about to discover that there is a serious downside to working for the Reaper Man . . . because this perfect job can be a killer on one's love life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062225719
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/29/2013
Series: Discworld Series
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 85,122
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Terry Pratchett's novels have sold more than eighty-five million (give or take a few million) copies worldwide. In January 2009, Queen Elizabeth II made Pratchett a knight in recognition of his "services to literature." Sir Terry lives in England with his wife.

Hometown:

Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

Date of Birth:

April 28, 1948

Place of Birth:

Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England

Education:

Four honorary degrees in literature from the universities of Portsmouth, Bristol, Bath and Warwick

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Mort 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 120 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mort is, quite simply, a work of comic genius. Mort's apprenticeship to Death is what really makes this book funny. Putting Death, the tall, somber enigma, with Mort, the clumsy, slightly dim assistant, together makes a lot of trouble for the real world. But what I want to know is, how did Death learn to cook like that?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Typical of the Discworld series. Splendid word play and ingenious Use of metaphor and PUNS.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book and series. I just cant put them down. Death is one of the best characters i have read. Love love love
stuckathome More than 1 year ago
I found Terry Pratchett only recently, beginning with Hogfather, which takes place approximately thirty years after the events of Mort. I am, therefore, playing catch-up ball here, but it's a great game! The Discworld comes with an unusual frame of mind, albeit very easy to adapt to, and hilarious besides. I enjoy novels with footnotes, too. You'll find yourself seeing things in a different way by the end of any book in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HILARIOUS. GET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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KimHeniadis More than 1 year ago
Mort was chosen by my book club, so it’s not a book I would have picked. Not that I don’t enjoy comedic fantasy, I just have so many other books I would rather read first. I really tried to keep an open mind though, since I know Terry Pratchett has a large following. Unfortunately this book was just okay, nothing I can rave about. The overall theme was Death takes a holiday, which has been done numerous times before. I didn’t feel as if this story added anything unique to the genre. I do love cats though, and so does Death, so that was a positive. The main character, Mort, was my least favorite, and I would say a boring character. Perhaps though, Pratchett was going for that. The reason I thought that was because whenever anyone talked to Mort, they called him boy or lad. And Mort would always correct them. Even to the other characters in the book, he wasn’t worth the time to get to know his name. There are two ways to read this book; fast and just go along with the story, or slow and really think about the word play, writing style and world events/politics that were happening during the same time the book was written. I started reading the book fast, but when I did slow down there was some word play that was quite enjoyable. One of the characters was talking about the princess and the pea, and another character thought they meant pee. There were a couple of moments that surprised me. One being Death’s cook and when we find out more about him. And the romance that blooms between Mort and Death’s daughter. It just sort of, BAM, happened. The word play and surprises just aren’t enough to make me want to start reading more about Disc World. Perhaps if I talked with those who love Pratchett’s writing, I could be swayed.
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lovetoreadAR More than 1 year ago
Wow. This one was crazy. Death is fun as always, but he's also more creepy and superpowerful than the past books let on. This is the guy no one wants to mess with. So naturally he takes an apprentice and it's a smackdown battle of 'Deaths' to see who gets to keep the title. Not to mention the other issues, like a princess who may or may not be dead, a world on the verge of collapse, you know, an average day on the disk. lol. Loved getting to know Mort and Death's daughter and the wizards. Great fun and one heck of a ride. The details of how Death works, right down to the details of the hourglasses, the sound of the sands, and the biographies kept me thoroughly immersed in the story.
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