Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett.
HarperCollins Publishers: NY, 2008.
1st published by Victor Gollancz Ltd: Great Britain, 1991.

  • Death is terminated by the instigation of the Auditors, for developing a personality.

  • As Death goes to work on a farm, spirits are left unattended.

  • Lives pile up. The excess life energy is channeled into new growth, such as a shopping mall?

  • Mrs. Cake and her premonitory speech

  • Wizard Windle Poons, newly dead poltergeist, unexpected hero

  • Interesting new verbal spell and stress reliever - Yo!

  • How fast can you scythe grass, one blade at a time?

  • You make a deal with Death, you better follow through.

  • Beginning of the Death of Rats

  • Counting Pines felled by ornamental house number plate industry

  • related-Discworld, wizards, Death, life after death, life energy

    This book seemed slower to me than the average Pratchett. Maybe because I had too many interruptions. The Death scenes are great, and Windle Poons was interesting as a poltergeist (decidedly unwizardly), but the back and forth between those and the shopping carts bothered me. It didn't make sense to me until the end.

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