Thief of Time

A slightly shorter entry into the Discworld universe and the last of the Death subseries, I just couldn’t get into Thief of Time.

There are some interesting ideas in there. The fifth horseman of the apocalypse. Mrs. War. The Auditors (again) trying to simplify their jobs. The personification of Time. A clock that can keep ‘perfect’ time and the trouble that would cause. History monks.


Hogfather

Humans need fantasy to be human. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape.

Short version: the Hog Father (twisted Santa Clause) is missing, extra belief is sloshing about causing all sorts of trouble, and Death has stepped up to fill the roll.


Soul Music

Soul Music fell somewhat flat for me.

One one hand a Death story that only barely involves Death–although the parts that do are pretty amusing. It’s yet another story of Death stepping down, this time getting temporarily replaced by his granddaughter of sorts, who just doesn’t seem that interesting to me.


Reaper Man

No one is finally dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away—until the clock wound up winds down, until the wine she made has finished its ferment, until the crop they planted is harvested. The span of someone’s life is only the core of their actual existence.

If it were your time to go, yet Death didn’t come for you… what then?


Mort

Tʜᴇʀᴇ’s ɴᴏ ᴊᴜsᴛɪᴄᴇ, ᴛʜᴇʀᴇ’s ᴊᴜsᴛ ᴍᴇ. —Death

Another day, another subseries of Discworld. This time: DEATH. We’ve seen him in a few other series, but this is the first point we really get to look at the skeletal anthropomorphization itself.