Mort: A Novel of Discworld

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Summary:

Terry Pratchett's profoundly irreverent novels are consistent number one bestseller in England, where they have catapulted him into the highest echelons of parody next to Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen.

In this Discworld installment, Death comes to Mort with an offer he can't refuse -- especially since being, well, dead isn't compulsory.As Death's apprentice, he'll have free board and lodging, use of the company horse, and he won't need time off for family funerals. The position is everything Mort thought he'd ever wanted, until he discovers that this perfect job can be a killer on his love life.

Review  • The first seven Discworld titles are being reissued with stunning new covers, publication coincides with 21 years of Discworld anniversary and the hardback publication of The Celebrated Discworld Almanak and Going Postal. • "Like Jonathan Swift, Pratchett uses his other world to hold up a distorting mirror to our own, and like Swift he is a satirist of enormous talent... incredibly funny... compulsively readable." --The Times • "His spectacular inventiveness makes the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction." --Mail on Sunday • "The great Terry Pratchett, whose wit is metaphysical, who creates an energetic and lively secondary world, who has a multifarious genius for strong parody... who deals with death with startling originality. Who writes amazing sentences." --A.S. Byatt, New York Times --This text refers to the audioCD edition. About the Author Terry Pratchett is one of the world's most popular authors. His acclaimed novels are bestsellers in the United States and the United Kingdom, and have sold more than 85 million copies worldwide. In January 2009, Queen Elizabeth II appointed Pratchett a Knight Bachelor in recognition of his services to literature. Sir Terry lives in England.Nigel Planer is probably best-known for 'The Young Ones' and as a founder member of The Comic Strip. He has also appeared on numerous TV shows. On stage he was in the original casts of 'Evita,' 'We Will Rock You,' and 'Chicago' (Adelphi). His writing credits include 'I, An Actor.' --This text refers to the audioCD edition. From the Back Cover 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. --This text refers to the audioCD edition. From AudioFile This novel from the Discworld science fiction series isa fun combination of fantasy with modern-day allusions. The reader brings a distinctive style and rhythm that suits the tale. The dry humor and tongue-in-cheek asides play well in the audio format. MORT presents an unlikely hero, an apprentice to Death who is bewildered by the role of Death and Fate in history. Nigel Planer's descriptive characterization carries the plot forward in high fashion. As Mort develops from a timid and backward lad, his voice and manner of expression vividly demonstrate the changes taking place. J.E.M. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the audioCD edition. Read more

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