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Mort

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN 13: 1407034502
Page : 322 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (345 users)

Download PDF or read online Mort Book by Terry Pratchett and published by Random House. This book was released on 2009-05-27 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : 'Cracking dialogue, compelling illogic and unchained whimsy' Sunday Times The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . Death comes to us all. When he came to Mort, he offered him a job. Death is the Grim Reaper of the Discworld, a black-robed skeleton carrying a scythe who must collect a minimum number of souls in order to keep the momentum of dying, well . . . alive. He is also fond of cats and endlessly baffled by humanity. Soon Death is yearning to experience what humanity really has to offer . . . but to do that, he'll need to hire some help. It's an offer Mort can't refuse. As Death's apprentice he'll have free board, use of the company horse - and being dead isn't compulsory. It's a dream job - until Mort falls in love with Death's daughter, Ysabell, and discovers that your boss can be a killer on your love life . . . ________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Mort is the first book in the Death series.

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Mort

Publisher : Harper
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ISBN 13: 9780062225719
Page : 336 pages
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Download PDF or read online Mort Book by Terry Pratchett and published by Harper. This book was released on 2013-01-29 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Death comes to everyone eventually on Discworld. And now he's come to Mort with an offer the young man can't refuse. (No, literally, can't refuse since being dead isn't exactly compulsory.) Actually, it's a pretty good deal. As Death's apprentice, Mort will have free board and lodging. He'll get use of the company horse. And he won't have to take any time off for family funerals. But despite the obvious perks, young Mort is about to discover that there is a serious downside to working for the Reaper Man . . . because this perfect job can be a killer on one's love life.

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Terry Pratchett's Narrative Worlds

Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13: 3319672983
Page : 254 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (729 users)

Download PDF or read online Terry Pratchett's Narrative Worlds Book by Marion Rana and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-02-12 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This book highlights the multi-dimensionality of the work of British fantasy writer and Discworld creator Terry Pratchett. Taking into account content, political commentary, and literary technique, it explores the impact of Pratchett's work on fantasy writing and genre conventions.With chapters on gender, multiculturalism, secularism, education, and relativism, Section One focuses on different characters’ situatedness within Pratchett’s novels and what this may tell us about the direction of his social, religious and political criticism. Section Two discusses the aesthetic form that this criticism takes, and analyses the post- and meta-modern aspects of Pratchett’s writing, his use of humour, and genre adaptations and deconstructions. This is the ideal collection for any literary and cultural studies scholar, researcher or student interested in fantasy and popular culture in general, and in Terry Pratchett in particular.

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Maskerade

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN 13: 1407034995
Page : 384 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (349 users)

Download PDF or read online Maskerade Book by Terry Pratchett and published by Random House. This book was released on 2009-05-27 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : 'There's a kind of magic in masks. Masks conceal one face, but they reveal another. The one that only comes out in darkness . . .' The Opera House in Ankh-Morpork is home to music, theatrics and a harmless masked Ghost who lurks behind the scenes. But now a set of mysterious backstage murders may just stop the show. Agnes Nitt has left her rural home of Lancre in the hopes of launching a successful singing career in the big city. The only problem is, she doesn't quite look the part. And there are two witches who would much rather she return home to join their coven. Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg have travelled to Ankh-Morpork to convince Agnes that life as a witch is much better than one on the stage. Only now they're caught up in a murder mystery featuring masks and maniacal laughter. And the show MUST go on . . . 'A master storyteller' A. S. Byatt 'Funny, delightfully inventive, and refuses to lie down in its genre' Observer Maskerade is the fifth book in the Witches series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

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Mort

Publisher : DEBOLSILLO
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ISBN 13: 9788483463284
Page : 288 pages
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Download PDF or read online Mort Book by Terry Pratchett and published by DEBOLSILLO. This book was released on 2006 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis :

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Witches Abroad

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN 13: 1407034804
Page : 368 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (348 users)

Download PDF or read online Witches Abroad Book by Terry Pratchett and published by Random House. This book was released on 2010-05-25 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : 'You can't go around building a better world for people. Only people can build a better world for people. Otherwise, it's just a cage.' There's power in stories. The Fairy Godmother is good. The servant girl marries the Prince. Everyone lives happily ever after . . . don't they? The witches Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick are travelling to far-distant Genua to stop a wedding and save a kingdom. But how do you fight a happy-ever-after, especially when it comes with glass slippers and a power-hungry Fairy Godmother who has made Destiny an offer it can't refuse? It's hard to resist a good story, even when the fate of the kingdom depends on it . . . 'No one mixes the fantastical and mundane to better comic effect' Daily Mail 'One of our greatest fantasists, and beyond a doubt the funniest' George RR Martin Witches Abroad is the third book in the Witches series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

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Discworld and the Disciplines

Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 13: 0786474645
Page : 244 pages
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Download PDF or read online Discworld and the Disciplines Book by Anne Hiebert Alton and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-04-09 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This collection of new essays applies a wide range of critical frameworks to the analysis of prolific fantasy author Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books. Essays focus on topics such as Pratchett’s treatment of noise and silence and their political implications; art as an anodyne for racial conflict; humor and cognitive debugging; visual semiotics; linguistic stylistics and readers’ perspectives of word choice; and Derrida and the “monstrous Regiment of Women.” The volume also includes an annotated bibliography of critical sources. The essays provide fresh perspectives on Pratchett’s work, which has stealthily redefined both fantasy and humor for modern audiences.

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Soul Music

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN 13: 1407034936
Page : 434 pages
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Download PDF or read online Soul Music Book by Terry Pratchett and published by Random House. This book was released on 2009-05-27 with total page 434 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : 'Classic English humour, with all the slapstick, twists and dry observations you could hope for' The Times The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . 'This is a story about sex and drugs and Music With Rocks In. Well... ...one out of three ain’t bad.' Being sixteen is always difficult, even more so when there’s a Death in the family. After all, it's hard to grow up normally when Grandfather rides a white horse and wields a scythe. Especially if he decides to take a well-earned moment to uncover the meaning of life and discover himself in the process, so that you have to take over the family business, and everyone mistakes you for the Tooth Fairy. And especially when you have to face the new and addictive music that has entered Discworld. It's lawless. It changes people. It's got a beat and you can dance to it. It's called Music With Rocks In. And it won't fade away. __________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Soul Music is the third book in the Death series.

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Lords And Ladies

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN 13: 1407034871
Page : 400 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (348 users)

Download PDF or read online Lords And Ladies Book by Terry Pratchett and published by Random House. This book was released on 2008-12-16 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : 'People didn't seem to be able to remember what it was like with the elves around. Life was certainly more interesting then, but usually because it was shorter. And it was more colourful, if you liked the colour of blood . . .' On Midsummer Night, dreams are especially powerful. So powerful, in fact, that they can cause the walls between realities to come crashing down. And some things you really don't want to break through. The witches Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick return home to discover that elves have invaded Lancre. And even in a world of wizards, trolls, dwarfs, Morris dancers - and the odd orangutan - they're spectacularly nasty creatures. The fairies are back - and this time they don't just want your teeth . . . 'His spectacular inventiveness makes the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction' Mail on Sunday 'Cracking dialogue, compelling illogic and unchained whimsy' The Sunday Times Lords and Ladies is the fourth book in the Witches series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

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Men At Arms

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN 13: 1407034901
Page : 432 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (349 users)

Download PDF or read online Men At Arms Book by Terry Pratchett and published by Random House. This book was released on 2008-12-16 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Second book of the original and best CITY WATCH series, now reinterpreted in BBC's The Watch 'Funny, wise and mock heroic . . . The funniest and best crafted book I have read all year' Sunday Express The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . __________________ 'What's so hard about pulling a sword out of a stone? The real work's already been done. You ought to make yourself useful and find the man who put the sword in the stone in the first place.' The City Watch needs MEN! But what it's got includes Corporal Carrot (technically a dwarf), Lance-constable Cuddy (really a dwarf), Lance-constable Detritus (a troll), Lance-constable Angua (a woman... most of the time) and Corporal Nobbs (disqualified from the human race for shoving). And they need all the help they can get, because someone in Ankh-Morpork has been getting dangerous ideas - about crowns and legendary swords, and destiny. And the problem with destiny is, of course, that she is not always careful where she points her finger. One minute you might be minding your own business on a normal if not spectacular career path, the next you might be in the frame for the big job, like saving the world . . .

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Secrets of The Wee Free Men and Discworld

Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
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ISBN 13: 1429934883
Page : 288 pages
Rating : 4.9/5 (348 users)

Download PDF or read online Secrets of The Wee Free Men and Discworld Book by Linda Washington and published by St. Martin's Griffin. This book was released on 2008-04-15 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : A fascinating guide to the international bestselling Discworld series and the award-winning The Wee Free Men—soon to be a major motion picture Before J. K. Rowling became the best-selling author in Britain, Terry Pratchett wore that hat. With over 45 million books sold, Pratchett is an international phenomenon. His brainchild is the Discworld series—novels he began as parodies of other works like Macbeth, Faust, and The Arabian Nights. The Wee Free Men, one of Pratchett's most popular novels, will be made into a movie by Spider-Man director Sam Raimi. It's the story of 9-year-old wannabe witch Tiffany Aching, who unites with the Nac Mac Feegle (6-inch-tall blue men who like to fight and love to drink) to free her brother from an evil fairy queen. A fun, interactive guide that will explore the land of Discword, Secrets of The Wee Free Men and Discworld is filled with sidebars, mythology trivia, and includes a bio of the fascinating author Terry Pratchett, and an in-depth analysis of his work. This unofficial guide is a great resource for readers of The Wee Free Men and the other books of the Discworld series.

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Moving Pictures

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN 13: 1407034731
Page : 400 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (347 users)

Download PDF or read online Moving Pictures Book by Terry Pratchett and published by Random House. This book was released on 2009-05-27 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : 'A true original among contemporary writers.' - The Times The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is... 'Holy Wood is a different sort of place. People act differently here. Everywhere else the most important things are gods or money or cattle. Here, the most important thing is to be important.' Alchemists have always thought that they can change reality, shape it to their own purpose. Imagine then the damage that could be wrought on the Discworld if they get their hands on the ultimate alchemy: the invention of motion pictures, the greatest making of illusions. It may be a triumph of universe-shaking proportions. It's either that or they're about to unlock the dark secret of the Holy Wood hills - by mistake...

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Hogfather

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN 13: 1407035053
Page : 450 pages
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Download PDF or read online Hogfather Book by Terry Pratchett and published by Random House. This book was released on 2008-12-05 with total page 450 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : 'Has the energy of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and the inventiveness of Alice in Wonderland' Sunday Times OH, THERE HAS TO BE SOMETHING IN THE STOCKING THAT MAKES A NOISE, said Death, OTHERWISE WHAT IS 4:30 A.M. FOR? Superstition makes things work in the Discworld and undermining it can have Consequences. It's just not right to find Death creeping down chimneys and trying to say Ho Ho Ho . . . It's the last night of the year, the time is turning, and if Susan, Gothic governess and Death's granddaughter (sort of), doesn't sort everything out by morning, there won't be a morning. Ever again . . . _________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Hogfather is the fourth book in the Death series; a festive feast of darkness (but with jolly robots and tinsel too).

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Small Gods

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN 13: 1407034847
Page : 400 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (348 users)

Download PDF or read online Small Gods Book by Terry Pratchett and published by Random House. This book was released on 2008-12-26 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : 'You should do things because they're right. Not because gods say so. They might say something different another time.' Religion is a competitive business in the Discworld. Everyone has their own opinion and their own gods, of every shape and size - all fighting for faith, followers, and a place at the top. So when the great god Om accidentally manifests himself as a lowly tortoise, stripped of all divine power, it's clear he's become less important than he realised. In such instances, you need an acolyte, and fast. Enter Brutha, the Chosen One - or at least the only One available. He wants peace, justice and love - but that's hard to achieve in a world where religion means power, and corruption reigns supreme . . . 'An intriguing satire on institutionalized religion corrupted by power . . .' Independent 'Deftly weaves themes of forgiveness, belief and spiritual regeneration' The Times The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Small Gods is a standalone.

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Thud!

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN 13: 1407035436
Page : 464 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (354 users)

Download PDF or read online Thud! Book by Terry Pratchett and published by Random House. This book was released on 2009-12-01 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Seventh book of the original and best CITY WATCH series, now reinterpreted in BBC's The Watch 'Imaginative, witty and consistent' SFX The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . 'Beating people up in little rooms . . . he knew where that led. And if you did it for a good reason, you'd do it for a bad one. You couldn't say 'we;re the good guys' and do bad-guy things.' Koom Valley, the ancient battle where the trolls ambushed the dwarfs, or the dwarfs ambushed the trolls, was a long time ago. But if he doesn't solve the murder of just one dwarf, Commander Sam Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch is going to see it fought again, right outside his office. With his beloved Watch crumbling around him and war-drums sounding, he must unravel every clue, outwit every assassin and brave any darkness to find the solution. And darkness is following him. Oh . . . and at six o'clock every day, without fail, with no excuses, he must go home to read 'Where's My Cow?', with all the right farmyard noises, to his little boy. There are some things you have to do.

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Reaper Man

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN 13: 1407034774
Page : 354 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (347 users)

Download PDF or read online Reaper Man Book by Terry Pratchett and published by Random House. This book was released on 2009-05-27 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : 'One taste, and you'll scour bookstores for more' Daily Mail The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . 'Death has to happen. That’s what bein' alive is all about. You're alive, and then you're dead. It can't just stop happening.' But it can. And it has. Death is missing – presumed gone. Which leads to the kind of chaos you always get when an important public service is withdrawn. If Death doesn't come for you, then what are you supposed to do in the meantime? You can't have the undead wandering about like lost souls - there's no telling what might happen! Particularly when they discover that life really is only for the living . . . ___________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Reaper Man is the second book in the Death series.

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Subcreation: Fictional-World Construction from J.R.R. Tolkien to Terry Pratchett and Tad Williams

Publisher : Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
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ISBN 13: 3832544194
Page : 242 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 (441 users)

Download PDF or read online Subcreation: Fictional-World Construction from J.R.R. Tolkien to Terry Pratchett and Tad Williams Book by Stefanie Schult and published by Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH. This book was released on 2017-01-26 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The doctorial thesis argues that the term Subcreation with its revised and broadened definition, in part differing from J.R.R. Tolkien's original term sub-creation, may be used for the discussion of the making of fictional worlds in literary discourse. The successful conception of a fictional world depends on the reader's willing suspension of disbelief. This depends both on the author and his skilled composition of the world and all its aspects, as well as on the reader's acceptance of this invented fictional world. The author needs to create a narrative with an inner consistency, which is crucial to achieving the effect of the reader's immersion in the fictional world. The fundamental aspects that an author needs to realize to achieve successful Subcreation have been structured into and analysed in four categories: Language and Linguistic Variation, Physiopoeia, Anthropoeia and Mythopoeia. Furthermore, this thesis shows that, as contemporary examples of fantastic literature, both Tad Williams's and Terry Pratchett's fictional worlds are successfully created through the realization of these aspects of Subcreation. Apart from commenting on the success of the subcreative process, this thesis also remarks upon the cultural influences both authors include in their writings. While both may be considered Anglophone in a general categorization, Pratchett's Discworld retains a feeling of 'Britishness' that is not to be found in Williams's Otherland. The thesis proposes several approaches to Subcreation that may be studied subsequently. So, for example, it may be possible to determine the success of an author's Subcreation by collecting empirical data. Apart from literary works this field of studies may also include other media.