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This fifth Discworld tale ( Mort ), about a barely averted apocalypse there, reasserts Pratchett's adroitness as a storyteller. Inventive, satirical of the contemporary scene, Pratchett does not merely play with words, he juggles shrewd observations with aplomb. His creations are gently allegorical: for instance, the Unseen University Library is the repository of magic, its librarian an orangutan and its archchancellorship reserved for the most powerful magician, a "sourcerer" named Coin. But the author never takes himself or his message too seriously, and maintains a feather-light touch throughout. Even Death, an important minor character here, receives a distinctive voice.
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• "Like Jonathan Swift, Pratchett uses his other world to hold up a distorting mirror to our own, and like Swift he is a satirist of enormous talent... incredibly funny... compulsively readable." --The Times
• "His spectacular inventiveness makes the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction." --Mail on Sunday
• "May well be considered his masterpiece... Humour such as his is an endangered species." --The Times
Another brilliant addition to the fanciful tales of the Disc World. This is a novel full of comedy, thoughtful characters, an always active imagination, and a generous side of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by MrLeonard
As always Pratchett delivers entertaining story-telling with wit and style. In this Discworld tale we return to Rincewind and the legendary Luggage, in a Discworld upheaval caused... Read morePublished on March 17 2012 by Lorina Stephens
Another book that is just as incredible as all other Rincewind books... i am slowly finding that he is my favorite character. Read morePublished on Dec 24 2001 by Martin Hristoforov
The world's favourite wizard is back. This book is funny, satirical and ingenious; as is now expected of the Discworld novels. It is not a let-down. Read morePublished on Dec 22 2001 by "spida_309"
This was the first book by terry Pratchett that I as a young man read. I love the way in which Mr Pratchett can move the imagination of a mind and create a place that you just find... Read morePublished on Nov. 27 2001 by "windythe1"
I loved Mort. I REALLY loved it. Because, simply put, it would still be worth reading if you removed the jokes. Sadly, I can't say the same about Sourcery. Read morePublished on Sept. 10 2001 by CT
If you are looking for a helping of humor with your fantasy, then look no further. Terry seems to be where it's at. Read morePublished on Aug. 29 2001 by Dan Dean
Rincewind always seems to get drafted against his will, and this time is no exception. The catch with this recruition is that he's drafted to do something he's good at, run away! Read morePublished on Aug. 27 2001 by M. Pak
This is the 5th book in the Discworld series and the third in the subset with Rincewind as the main character (after "The Color of Magic" and "The Light... Read morePublished on Aug. 17 2001 by badlydone