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The Bookish Owl – Mort by Terry Pratchett

Mort Terry Pratchett Collector's Edition

You know the deal, books and owls and all that. This time it’s Mort by Terry Pratchett.

This is another Discworld favorite that I’ve been looking forward to rereading. Death takes on a human apprentice. Said apprentice immediately messes everything up. Craziness ensues.

Only an author such as Pratchett can make Death into such a precious character and I absolutely adore him in ‘Mort’. He’s so cute when he’s trying to be a good master to his new apprentice, despite not understanding humans at all.

Poor Mort won’t know what hit him.

by Terry Pratchett

Death comes to us all. When he came to Mort, he offered him a job. Henceforth, Death is no longer going to be the end, merely the means to an end. It’s an offer Mort can’t refuse. As Death’s apprentice he’ll have free board, use of the company horse – and being dead isn’t compulsory. It’s a dream job – until he discovers that it can be a killer on his love life…

Mort Terry Pratchett Collector's Edition

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  1. […] Mort (Terry Pratchett) Another Discworld reread. This is the first book in the Discworld’s “Death”-series, and who doesn’t love Death? (Eh… Anyone who hasn’t read Discworld, probably.) This book is worth it just for the scene where the wizards summon Death and he shows up wearing an apron and holding a kitten. […]

  2. Mort is one of my favorites! It helps that Death is a favorite character, of course. And after watching some of the animated movies made from these books, I always hear Christopher Lee voicing Death in my head.

    1. I haven’t even watched “Going Postal” yet, but still Vetinari now speaks with Charles Dance’s voice in my mind.
      Sometimes, you just know a perfect casting when you see it!

      1. 😀 I’ve seen Going Postal (it’s a lot of fun!) but I haven’t re-read the book since. Still, perfect casting is always a bonus!

  3. The sauciest of the Terry Pratchett books. The love of triangle between Keli and Ysabell and Mort.

    1. Is it truly a love triangle? If I remember correctly, Mort is infatuated with Keli the entire book while simply receiving verbal abuse from Ysabell, then on the second to last page, he and Ysabell are all like “Hey, we’re actually great for each other, let’s just do this.”

      1. Thats…. actually a pretty fair summary.

        GIrls are always mean to boys they like… especially forty year old, eh, sixteen year olds that knit… actually this whole boy was a little creepy.

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