Mort

Mort

A Novel of Discworld

Book - 2013
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Overview: 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.
Publisher: New York, New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2013
Copyright Date: ©1987
ISBN: 9780062225719
0062225715
Branch Call Number: SciFic Pratchett
Characteristics: 295 pages ; 19 cm

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csrestall
Jun 27, 2017

I really enjoyed this book in the Discworld series, it was about Death and his new apprentice Mort and of course there are lots of shenanigans. It was funny, and I really enjoyed the character of Death in the other books so far, so it was cool to have a book just about him. Mort was interesting, I liked him as a character however his constant pining over a woman is slightly off putting. Over all it was a great read in the Discworld and I cant wait to read the next one in line.

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indigo_fox_109
May 25, 2016

I'm the new Pratchett fan! Hi

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georgiabrand
Mar 28, 2016

a really good book

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Kellkolo
Jan 15, 2015

My friend recommended this to me as it was his favourite book, and I am so happy he did. This is one of my all time favourite books, and it was a great introduction to the discworld universe for me.

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sfogs
Jul 12, 2014

Lol! Lol! Lol!

forbesrachel Jul 01, 2013

Death is one of those characters that you can't help but like and be fascinated by. In the previous novels he is present, but here he is featured. Be ready to meet Death, and all his straightforward quirkiness, and his ever curious and meddling assistant, Mort. Both of these together produce a very humourous take on death's role in Fantasy.

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22950010102598
Aug 15, 2012

This is, so far my favourite Discworld book. Who'd have thought that Death likes cats?

0Charlie Mar 29, 2012

Entertaining in a "nibbling on a bowl of chips" kind of way - fun and feels good at the time.
I have a problem with the "Discworld" books in that there are no chapters to force me to stop reading and do something in my life.

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Glenn Smith
Nov 15, 2011

Great read. One of my favourites

neko Sep 04, 2009

Your a young man coming up in the world and you need a job. Well this one's not found at most job fairs.

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blairl
Jul 10, 2017

blairl thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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csrestall
Jun 27, 2017

csrestall thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Sabinlerose
Nov 10, 2016

Sabinlerose thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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csrestall
Jun 27, 2017

Mort is not a very smart boy, his father suggests that he takes an apprenticeship, after no of the other masters want him he is chosen by Death. Death teaches him the ways of transitioning people to the other side, so he lets Mort take the reigns of Binky (death's mount) and takes the day off. Mort is doing well until he must attend the assassination of a young princess he had previously observed. He goes rogue and does not kill her and rips reality in two. He realizes that he must stop reality from catching up to itself or she will be gone forever. Mort and Death don't seem to realize it but they are switching places and Mort is becoming more like Death and Death is becoming more human. After Mort decides to bring the princess and her wizard back to the home of Death to avoid reality, there ensues a duel between Death and Mort, wherein Ysabell Death's daughter reveals her love for Mort. Mort forgets about the princess who escaping reality and the resulting death of her assassin in the duel must now live up to the reality she escaped from (confusing i know). Mort falls for Ysabell as well and the ending of the novel is their wedding.

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joanna_b
May 29, 2014

'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.'

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kautyalley
Jun 21, 2012

Discworld's Death takes on an apprentice, takes a day off, and almost destroys reality in the process.

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kautyalley
Jun 21, 2012

His hair looked like a coconut that had gone nova.

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