'One taste, and you'll scour bookstores for more' Daily Mail
The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . .
'Death has to happen. That’s what bein' alive is all about. You're alive, and then you're dead. It can't just stop happening.'
But it can. And it has.
Death is missing – presumed gone.
Which leads to the kind of chaos you always get when an important public service is withdrawn. If Death doesn't come for you, then what are you supposed to do in the meantime?
You can't have the undead wandering about like lost souls - there's no telling what might happen!
Particularly when they discover that life really is only for the living . . .
The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Reaper Man is the second book in the Death series.
"'If you're an established fan, you'll enjoy this as much as the others; if you're new to Pratchett, what the hell took you so long?'"
"'One taste, and you'll scour bookstores for more'"
"'Pratchett's humour takes logic past the point of absurdity and round again, but it is his unexpected insights into the human morality that make the Discworld series stand out' "
Victorian London; a mysterious metropolis blanketed in fog, made up of an eclectic mix of people playing the part that life has assigned them...
Games & activities
Get the party started with a batch of bewitching star cookies. Witches and wizards will hoover up these tasty star cookies inspired by The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner by Terry Pratchett.
Tiffany wants to be a witch when she grows up. A proper one, with a pointy hat. And flying, she’s always dreamed of flying (though it’s cold up there, you have to wear really thick pants, two layers). Read an extract from The Wee Free Men, the first book in the Tiffany Aching series by Terry Pratchett.