Death comes to us all. When he came to Mort, he offered him a job. After being assured that being dead was not compulsory, Mort accepted. However, he soon found that romantic longings did not mix easily with the responsibilities of being Death’s apprentice…

The blurb says it all. And to digress, the footnote:

The only things known to go faster than ordinary light is monarchy, according to the philosopher Ly Tin Weedle. He reasoned like this: you can’t have more than one king, and tradition demands that there is no gap between kings, so when a king dies the succession must therefore pass to the heir instantaneously. Presumably, he said, there must be some elementary particles — kingons, or possibly queons — that do this job, but of course succession sometimes fails if, in mid-flight, they strike an anti-particle, or republicon. His ambitious plans to use his discovery to send messages, involving the careful torturing of a small king in order to modulate the signal, were never fully expanded because, at that point, the bar closed.

God must have intended mankind to have loads of fun, or He wouldn’t have invented Terry Pratchett.


3 Responses to “Mort”

  1. hey,
    i cannot really figure out what this book is actually about
    but i am guessing it falls under the same genre as Hitch hiker’s guide to the galaxy.

    Neways i don’t think i am ever going to read this but it definitely gives me a really really good vibe.

    also it is funny how the world around me works.
    of all the book reviews you have written, this is the only book for which
    not a single person has commented
    and i wanted to only comment on this one.

    i hope u enjoyed the book and i hope they make a movie on it.

    also if you like terry pratchett’s one liners , you could check out Mitch Hedberg’s too.

    have fun

  2. hi Karan. perhaps nobody commented, because this is [technically] not a review. šŸ™‚

    if you haven’t tried Terry Pratchett, you’re missing out. he started out by trying a satire on SF and fantasy, but it evolved into a dimension of its own, and a satire on everything. i don’t see movies about the Discworld… but in a random universe, who knows? just read the guy. you will become a fan and devotee. guaranteed.

  3. ok, your reply to karan convinced me!

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