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Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett
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Feb 22, 12

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy, fiction, favorite-fiction
Read in February, 2012

Very nearly five stars, a hugely satisfying read. Pratchett continues his surprisingly deep and loving treatment of Death--and extends similarly interesting empathy to Miss Flitworth, Windle Poons, and various other new or less-explored characters. (Mrs. Church is awesome, too.)

The first half of the novel is interesting and has shining moments but sometimes doesn't quite hold together for me. The novel really hits its stride--and turns rather brilliant--at its halfway point. Some of the scenes are laugh-out-loud funny and clever. (The bit about Death buying chocolates and flowers is just perfect.) Some are strikingly moving and, frankly, rather wise.

"You've got to dance both, they say. Otherwise you can't dance either" (345).

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