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Mort: The Big Comic [Hardcover]

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4.0 out of 5 stars A funny book Aug. 19 2002
Format:Hardcover
Mort is an awkward boy who is trying to understand about the world. He is chosen to be an apprentice by none other than Death. This is amusing considering that a translation of "morte" is death. This is a fairly typical coming-of-age fantasy with quite a bit of humor.
Terry Pratchett sets the bulk of the novel in his Discworld, which is held on the back of a giant turtle. If you have never read any of the Discworld books, don't worry, you will not be lost here. If you are not a fan of Monty Python/British humor, then you might not get all the jokes and puns. Also, you might not understand why so much is spent on cabbage.
The story is solid. Although the journey of Mort towards manhood is not linear, there are no gaps in the narrative. The flow keeps you involved in the story from beginning to end. I would recommend reading this for a laugh.
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5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful Sept. 19 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The packaging could have been better, there was some damage. The book was in fine condion for it's age and I'm quite happy all around with the book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awfully fun to read & incredibly cute! June 25 2009
By ChibiNeko - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
If you are a fan of Terry Pratchett, you'll like this adaptation of 'Mort'. If you haven't heard of him & want to get into the Discworld series, this is a good place to start for the most part.

The comic faithfully reproduces Pratchett's tale of Death & Love in nicely colored pictures. The story follows the titular character of Mort as he tries to find an apprenticeship, only to be apprenticed by Death himself. From there the story takes a comic turn as Mort has to deal with Death's unruly daughter as well as the nasty side of Death- that people actually have to die.

I actually had to special order this one from the UK as it isn't available in the US yet & found it well worth the money paid for it. The humor in the book is rather dry at points, but that's the type of humor that Pratchett is well loved for. At the risk of sounding like a Pratchett purist, I had no real complaints with this comic. The only bit of caution I'd give to potential buyers is that if you live in the US you may want to shop around first before plunking down a great deal of money on this comic (the price right now is $80). It's a good comic, but it's not that good. I'd also recommend that if you aren't really that big of a fan of Pratchett that you may want to give this a skip. It was fun to read but I enjoyed the book far more.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great one Dec 3 2002
By mos - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This is a great part of the Discworld series and actually the first one that really got onto me. The story is pretty good, about Death needing a break (DEATH, I mean) and his search for a replacement, which is, you'd guessed, Mort. The book is really funny, and the characters are funny and a bit more realistic than most characters from the first two Discworld books (yeah, I know this is number FOUR but I didn't like number three, Equal Rites, very much). Overall one of the better ones in the series.
4.0 out of 5 stars A funny book Aug. 19 2002
By Jeffrey Leeper - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Mort is an awkward boy who is trying to understand about the world. He is chosen to be an apprentice by none other than Death. This is amusing considering that a translation of "morte" is death. This is a fairly typical coming-of-age fantasy with quite a bit of humor.
Terry Pratchett sets the bulk of the novel in his Discworld, which is held on the back of a giant turtle. If you have never read any of the Discworld books, don't worry, you will not be lost here. If you are not a fan of Monty Python/British humor, then you might not get all the jokes and puns. Also, you might not understand why so much is spent on cabbage.
The story is solid. Although the journey of Mort towards manhood is not linear, there are no gaps in the narrative. The flow keeps you involved in the story from beginning to end. I would recommend reading this for a laugh.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre Aug. 9 2013
By Nadia D - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Here we see a great book, hilarious in nature, turned into a mediocre comic. It's not that the comic is bad, but that it doesn't hold up to the book. If you want to see Mort in all its glory, get the book
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