Fantasy, Fiction, Satire

Pratchett, Terry: Reaper Man

1991

The Auditors don’t like personality (never say “I”); Death’s been acquiring one, so they fire him. He becomes a wicked good farmhand, while the new Death isn’t about yet so things aren’t dying like they should, which gets interesting.

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Fantasy, Fiction, Satire

Pratchett, Terry: Mort

1987

Fourth Discworld novel. Death gets an apprentice, who messes up the fabric of history because he likes a girl; meanwhile, Death tries out getting drunk and other “fun” human pasttimes. Turns out he’s a pretty good cook because he’s so quick with knives.

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Fantasy, Fiction, Satire

Pratchett, Terry: Men at Arms

1993

The Watch has new recruits representing minorities (dwarf, troll, werewolf), Vimes becomes Commander, Carrot (who seems a bit tall for a dwarf…) becomes Captain. There’s a gonne. And somebody is unsuspectingly the rightful king of Ankh-Morpork.

(see @ wikipedia)
Fantasy, Fiction, Satire

Pratchett, Terry: Guards! Guards!

1989

“Here there be dragons…and the denizens of Ankh-Morpork wish one huge firebreather would return from whence it came. … Not only does this unwelcome visitor have a nasty habit of charbroiling everything in its path, in rather short order it is crowned King (it is a noble dragon, after all…).”

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Neil Gaiman – Trigger Warning (2015)

…The new mother did not like the girl and treated her badly, always favoring her own daughter, who was indolent and rude. One day, her stepmother gave the girl, who was only eighteen, twenty dollars to buy her drugs. “Don’t stop on the way,” she said.

So the girl…

“Diamonds and Pearls: A Fairy Tale”