Mort: A Novel of Discworld

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 304 pages
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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.

 

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User Review  - shadrachanki - LibraryThing

Mort doesn't have many prospects in his home village, and he really isn't cut out for the family business--he's not nearly serious enough. So at Hogswatch, Mort's father takes him to a hiring fair in ... Read full review

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User Review  - DarthDeverell - LibraryThing

Terry Pratchett's Mort is the fourth book in his Discworld series, focusing on Mort, a young man whose father encourages him to find a job, only for Death to choose Mort as an apprentice. Mort goes to ... Read full review

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Sir Terry Pratchett, OBE, was the author of more than 70 books, including the internationally bestselling Discworld series of novels. His books have been adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. In January 2009, Pratchett was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his services to literature. Sir Terry, who lived in England, died in March 2015 at the age of 66.

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