Mort by Terry PratchettMort by Terry Pratchett


byTerry Pratchett

Mass Market Paperback | April 1, 1989

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Death comes to us all.  When he came to Mort, he offered him a job.

After being assured that being dead was not compulsory, Mort accepted.  However, he soon found that romantic longings did not mix easily with the responsibilities of being Death's apprentice...
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Title:MortFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7 × 4.4 × 0.8 inPublished:April 1, 1989Publisher:TransworldLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0552131067

ISBN - 13:9780552131063

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic The Discworld series can be intimidating to get into because of how big the series is. I personally found Mort to be a better starting place than Colors of Magic. It also features one of Discworld's most beloved characters, Death. It's funny and witty and it will make you fall in love with Sir Terry Pratchett.
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't Fear The Reaper Pratchett at his best makes you laugh, think, and reflect. This book is no different. The book deals with a heavy subject, like death, and takes away some of the fear. For that alone, it's well worth a read.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Terry Pratchett All of the characters Terry Pratchett created are so unique and compelling but Death will always be one of my favorites. This book is a none stop read, cannot put it down, sort of book.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantastic Great novel. My first look into the timeline for this particular character, was not disappointed
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great This was my first time reading Terry Pratchett and I was not disappointed at all. Mort was a great introduction to his Discworld series. I also really liked his characterization of Death. Funny!
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Wonderful work by a fine writer. Well worth reading on a cold day.
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh! Where is your Sting? A book that have not read for a long time and I had forgotten how good and funny it is. A DEATH BOOK THAT IS ONE OF THE BEST! This book is Terry at his best, buy steal or borrow but READ THIS BOOK.
Date published: 2015-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Death is hilarious, you have to read it! Looking forwards to the rest of the Discworld novels. The books enable an escape from the everyday grind.
Date published: 2015-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great read in Discworld Just finished "Mort" (book 4 in the series) and I immensely enjoyed learning that DEATH enjoys some kind of bizarre fly tying & short order cooking. Brilliant & funny book.
Date published: 2014-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another great read in Discworld This book is so funny. Very well written. Terry Pratchett's Disc World books can all be quite funny, but this one with Death being involved is excellent. Very much recommended for any reader looking for a good chuckle.
Date published: 2014-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this book By far one of terry Pratchetts best and I highly recommend it
Date published: 2013-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Madcap humour Slowly making my way through the Discworld series. This fourth novel doesn't disappoint, exploring in Pratchett's usual funny, madcap manner the apprenticeship of Mortimer to none other than Death Himself. Told with wit and style, the characterization is excellent, the plot brisk, and although Pratchett deals with an old concept, he handles it with freshness and vivacity.
Date published: 2012-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best Mort may be the best Discworld novel I have read (but than I say that after each DW novel I read). Its a great introduction to Death and that set of books.
Date published: 2000-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pratchett's crowning achievement All of the Discworld novels are witty, entertaining and charming, and especially this one. With "Mort", Terry Pratchett wrote Discworld's finest novel. It is filled with colourful characters, funny situations and more wit than you can squeeze out of a hundred TV sitcoms. "Mort" follows the adventures of a young boy of the same name, who is taken for apprenticeship by Death himself. When he has to take the life of a young princess, however, he makes a big mistake. But Death, having discovered the joys of, for lack of a better word, the flesh, is now flipping hamburgers happily in Ankh-Morpokh, and is oblivious to anything going on...Highly recommended to fans of humour and fantasy books, and an excellent starting point to anyone wishing to take a first dive into the Discworld series. And of course, seasoned Discworld readers should have read it already, if they want to be worthy of being called a Pratchett fan.
Date published: 1999-10-19