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sophia_sol ([personal profile] sophia_sol) wrote2017-03-20 09:28 pm

Reaper Man, by Terry Pratchett

An impromptu reread decision, and I'm reminded that although this is an enjoyable book it's not one my favourites of Pratchett's. I think I only ever read it the once as a kid, and didn't reread it a million times like I did some others in the series. The whole bit with the invasive alien snowglobes is just kind of weird, and unfortunately I don't care very much about one of the book's major characters (Windle Poons), and the whole business with the Auditors of Reality has never been one of my favourite recurring Discworld themes. Death is great though. I do love Death.
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[personal profile] justice_turtle 2017-03-21 03:52 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, as I recall (I haven't read it in a hella while), I didn't much give a shit about Windle Poons or any of the rest of the "people can't die this is bad" shenanigans, but I love Death as Bill Door so fucking much. And that ending! *clutches heart* "What can the harvest hope for, lord, if not for the care of the reaper man?" I can't even articulate why, but that gets me every fucking time.
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[personal profile] skygiants 2017-03-21 05:09 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, the whole Windle Poons thing is really just a sort of bloated parasite plot that distracts from the actually interesting parts, but the Death and Miss Flitworth stuff is so good! SO GOOD.