Mort by Terry Pratchett

5 surprisingly amazed stars!



I really should just give in every time my brother or sister in law recommends a book and read it right away.  Thank you brother of mine this was a really good book, not that you would be surprised.

This book follows a young man named Mort, he’s a bit awkward in the beginning.  I kind of pictured him as the young boy in the cartoon movie sword and the stone with big bony knees and elbows. He gets to take an apprenticeship with Death, yup Death… what I find so odd is that he never questions if it’s a good idea to go with him.  He’s just like okay I’ll work with you. I loved Mort’s take on everything, and how he constantly asked questions to Death even though Death was like “ugh what now?” to Mort. Death is trying to set Mort up with his daughter.  However it doesn’t seem to be going according to plan since his daughter hates Mort. Mort is just fumbling his way through Death’s requests, when Death finally hands over the reins to Mort for an evening things go a little hay wire. Now Mort is racing against time to make things right.

I really enjoyed this book overall, the writing style just flowed for me. It was so interesting to see how Death interacting with everyone.  How it was none of his concern that some people just have to die when it’s their time. The thought put into the disc world was kind of amazing. The humor in this book definitely caught me off guard I thought it was going to be a little more serious, however Death’s answers to most questions had me chuckling. This book has a really good rating on goodreads so it is definitely well loved by all.

goodreads link here.

book blurb..

Mass Market Paperback, 243 pages
Published February 6th 2001 by HarperTorch (first published 1987)
Original Title Mort
ISBN 0061020680

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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