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.
The newest pyramid in Discworld’s counterpart to ancient Egypt, Djelibeybi (read it aloud), gets a little out of hand.
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.
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.
I haven’t found a good two-liner about this book. Here we meet the elves, whom we’ve all been daydreaming about (they’re so stylish and glamourous!); and we promptly, wholeheartedly, regret it.
“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…).”
The third Discworld novel, introducing Granny Weatherwax, the placebo eff–err, that is, headology–and a handy tip about pesky rules.
“Terry Pratchett’s maiden voyage through the now-legendary land of Discworld. This is where it all begins — with the tourist Twoflower and his wizard guide, Rincewind.”
“A satirical book published in 1911. It offers reinterpretations of terms in the English language, lampooning cant and political doublespeak.”
…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”