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Postby Heartsfan2 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:33 pm

Hi guys,

Just finished Reaper Man and it has been a great first taste of the Disc-world series. I have just ordered The Colour of Magic and cant wait to begin it.

But i was just wondering, what did you think of Reaper Man? I personally thought it was a great, invigorating and some parts, sad book :).

Hope to hear from you soon,

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Postby pip » Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:36 pm

Reaper man is still one of my favourite books both of DW and in general. Its funny and also show a fantastic side of death. Its a great book to start with . :D
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Postby Heartsfan2 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:39 pm

I completely agree pip :D
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Postby pip » Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:40 pm

Death still remains my favourite character :D
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Postby Heartsfan2 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:41 pm

aw awesome
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Postby pip » Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:47 pm

Actually belongs to the missus but hey :lol:

You'll find colour of magic a bit different to reaper man but its still a good book. I found the DW books got better after the first few (i know a few of the hardcore will shout me down for this) so after reading CoM and then the light fantastic you'll have great fun working through the series. The Death Books are all fantastic. :D
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Postby Heartsfan2 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:24 pm

haha klkl. and good. I really liked Lupine in the book :D
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Postby LilMaibe » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:37 pm

Hearts, you don't need to open a thread each time you start/reading a book. As eciting as it is to read them, you're wasting time typing you could use to read more.
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:44 pm

pip wrote:Actually belongs to the missus but hey :lol:

You'll find colour of magic a bit different to reaper man but its still a good book. I found the DW books got better after the first few (i know a few of the hardcore will shout me down for this) so after reading CoM and then the light fantastic you'll have great fun working through the series. The Death Books are all fantastic. :D
I still think it's a fun read Pip and Pterry did say if he had to write it again it would be different,but I like it for what it is a piss take out of the fantasy genre and the stereotypes that were about when it was written. :)
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:51 pm

Still have to read Reaper man in English, only have the Dutch translation
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Postby Teppic » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:54 pm

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Postby raisindot » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:55 pm

I loved the Death and Susan parts of the book.

Hated the whole B story about the monster mall. Very tedious.
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Postby DaveC » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:40 pm

raisindot wrote:I loved the Death and Susan parts of the book.

Hated the whole B story about the monster mall. Very tedious.
Susan's not in it. :roll:
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Postby Temple_maiden » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:12 pm

pip wrote:I found the DW books got better after the first few (i know a few of the hardcore will shout me down for this)


I agree - I think Mort was the first of the books where he really got into his stride, although Equal Rites has a special place in my heart for introducing Granny Weatherwax.

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Postby Quatermass » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:18 pm

While Reaper Man is no longer my absolute favourite in the Discworld series, having been surpassed by Small Gods and Hogfather, it was my favourite Discworld book for a very long time. Death learning what it was like to be mortal, and human, was enjoyable. So was the subplot about Windle Poons.
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