Free Book Review Sample
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Free Book Review Sample
The book I have currently been reading is called “Reaper Man” by Terry Pratchett, the book was first published in 1991 by Gollancz and was edited and re-published by Corgi in 1992. The book is one of Terry Pratchetts Disc world novels (fantasy world) and its genre is fantasy.
The book is about the life of a wizard who’s death goes terribly wrong when the angel of death has to retire from his job and live in the mortal world. Both are confused, as one wanders the land as a zombie, while the other has to adapt to a totally new life, and must fast the fact that he too must die like all others.
The main characters in this book are Windle Poons the wizard, DEATH, and Arch chancellor Ridcully of the University of Wizardry. DEATH is a character from the beginning and most people already know who and what he is just by looking at his name, however he changes a lot in this book from beginning to end, his personality and way of thinking are the main changes. Windle Poons is introduced by the writer as is Ridcully when the author writes a small prelude and writes about the University and who is in there. Windle Poons has a major change as he goes from being alive to a zombie. Ridcully mainly stays the same but develops his personality and way of thinking just like DEATH. Hint Hint!
The setting of the book can be quite confusing and annoying as it jumps from character to character e.g. Windle Poons was really having a fun time being dead. However you can really adapt to it after a while. Each plot is revealed by the author giving a short foreword about the following subject and at the beginning it talks about the world itself and introduces newcomers to the Disc world. This is very important for without the preludes readers would be lost and their minds would be wondering intensely.
I like this book because it is very funny and also a fantasy book which I am a big fan of. I like the way the author has written the book, the way he comes about introducing each character which comes along. The way he jumps from character to character can be quite annoying, but it makes you want to read more as you want to find out what happens to the character you were just reading about. What I dislike about this book is the way it jumps from character to character which confused me a lot. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good fantasy book with a bit of comedy and who doesn’t mind being jumped around, I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone who doesn’t like fantasy and being jumped around. I would give this book a three out of five as it is a very good book which I enjoyed reading but it had its major downfall.
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