By Terry Pratchett,

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'Cracking dialogue, compelling illogic and unchained whimsy' Sunday Times

The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . .


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2 authors picked Mort as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

While it’s hard to pick a single favorite among the Discworld series, Mort stands out for me as a mix of a bizarre concept, quirky characters you can cheer for, and unexpected plot twists.

It’s hard to imagine a book about death being so funny, but the outlandish premise sets a stage rife with opportunities for humor. And yet, it’s the characters that really carry the story. Characters of this world have a wide spectrum of moralities, and yet despite their flaws and mistakes, you find yourself cheering for them.

From D. H.'s list on warm and witty fantasy adventures.

Once again, it’s hard to go wrong with anything Terry Pratchett wrote – and he wrote a lot. His voluminous Discworld series is a wonderful send-up of the fantasy genre, although it also sent up the mystery genre, the adventure genre, and pretty much every other genre along the way. It can occasionally be staggered to see exactly how many jokes Pratchett can work onto a single page – and yet still keep the story humming along. I’m nominating Mort here because I think it’s one of his funniest, and it has the personification of Death, one of of…

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