Title: Reaper Man (Discworld #11, Death #2)
Author: Terry Pratchett.
Page count: 298.
Release day: May 1991.
Genre: Adult, fantasy.
Rating: 2.5 stars.
See my review for the first Death book (Mort) here!
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
‘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. So what happens after death is now less of a philosophical question than a question of actual reality. On the Disc, as here, they need Death. 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…
I was quite excited to pick this one up after really enjoying Mort! I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed Mort, so I think because of that my expectations were quite high for this one. And unfortunately they were not met.
I still really did enjoy the character Death! I really liked him exploring the living people life! But that was only part of the story. I was not really that interested in Willow Poones story, or maybe not not interested but I just felt a bored while reading his parts. And also all the parts with the priests, which is related to Willow Poones story, felt a bit boring and I didn’t get it at parts.. Meaning that Death’s part of the story was only like a third of the book, so that really took my enjoyment down.
Since I was only enjoying such a small part of the book I wasn’t very intrigued to pick it back up.
The writing was still great, I also really enjoyed the setting of this book and series so far!
Since I really enjoyed the first book and still really liked Death in this one, I will definitely pick up the third book in the Death series, Soul Music!