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{{Book Data
|title= Reaper Man
|title=Reaper Man
|cover=
|cover=[[File:Cover Reaper Man.jpg|thumb|240px|Cover art by Josh Kirby]]
[[File:Cover Reaper Man.jpg|thumb|240px|Cover art by Josh Kirby]]
|coauthors=
|coauthors=
|illustrator=
|illustrator=
|date= May 1991
|date=May 1991
|publisher= Victor Gollancz
|publisher=Victor Gollancz
|isbn=0552134643
|isbn=0552134643
|pages=286
|pages=286
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|notes=  
|notes=  
}}
}}
==Blurb==
==Blurb==
[[Death]] is missing – presumed ... er ... gone. Which leads to the kind of chaos to always expect when an important public service is withdrawn.
[[Death]] is missing – presumed ... er ... gone. Which leads to the kind of chaos to always expect when an important public service is withdrawn.
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In passing we learn of many things. The lifecycles of Mayflies and [[Counting pines]]; of the [[Klatchian Foreign Legion]], where men go to forget; of the [[Eau-de-Nil|true colour of infinity]]; and of [[chocolate]], flowers, and gemstones as items which ease the path to a lady's heart.
In passing we learn of many things. The lifecycles of Mayflies and [[Counting pines]]; of the [[Klatchian Foreign Legion]], where men go to forget; of the [[Eau-de-Nil|true colour of infinity]]; and of [[chocolate]], flowers, and gemstones as items which ease the path to a lady's heart.


'''*''' ''Arthur Winkings, for example, became a [[vampires|vampire]] after being bitten by a [[Guild of Lawyers|lawyer]]. Schleppel the bogeyman would be better at his job if he wasn't agoraphobic and frightened of coming out of the closet. And Mr Ixolite is a [[banshees|banshee]] with a speech impediment, so instead of standing on the roof and screaming when there's a death in the house he writes "OooEeeOooEeeOoo" on a piece of paper and pushes it under the door.''
'''*''' ''Arthur Winkings, for example, became a [[vampires|vampire]] after being bitten by a [[Guild of Lawyers|lawyer]]. Schleppel the bogeyman would be better at his job if he wasn't agoraphobic and frightened of coming out of the closet. And Mr Ixolite is a [[banshees|banshee]] with a speech impediment, so instead of standing on the roof and screaming when there's a death in the house he writes "OooEeeOooEeeOoo" on a piece of paper and pushes it under the door.''


==Characters==
==Characters==
 
===Main Characters===
===Main characters===
 
*[[Death]] / [[Death|Bill Door]]
*[[Death]] / [[Death|Bill Door]]
*[[Renata Flitworth]]
*[[Renata Flitworth]]
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*Doreen Winkings (Countess [[Notfaroutoe]])
*Doreen Winkings (Countess [[Notfaroutoe]])


===Minor characters===
===Minor Characters===
 
*[[Gabby Wheels]]
*[[Gabby Wheels]]
*[[Duke Bottomley]]
*[[Duke Bottomley]]
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*[[Havelock Vetinari]]
*[[Havelock Vetinari]]


=== Cameos and Mentions===
===Cameos and Mentions===
*[[Giamo Casanunda]]
*[[Giamo Casanunda]]
*[[Mrs. Drull]]
*[[Mrs. Drull]]
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*The late [[Prissal Teatar]]
*The late [[Prissal Teatar]]


 
==Locations==
== Locations ==
 
* [[Death's Domain]]
* [[Death's Domain]]
* [[Ramtops]]
* [[Ramtops]]
** [[Octarine Grass Country]]
** [[Octarine Grass Country]]
*** [[Sheepridge]]
*** [[Sheepridge]]
* [[Ankh-Morpork]]
* [[Ankh-Morpork]]
** [[The Shades]]
** [[The Shades]]
** [[River Ankh]]
** [[River Ankh]]
*[[Howondaland]]
*[[Howondaland]]
**[[Tear of Offler|The Lost Jewelled Temple of Doom of Offler]]
**[[Tear of Offler|The Lost Jewelled Temple of Doom of Offler]]
* [[Pseudopolis]] (mentioned)
* [[Pseudopolis]] (mentioned)
* [[Khan'Li]] (mentioned), destroyed long ago by 'the little carts'
* [[Khan'Li]] (mentioned), destroyed long ago by 'the little carts'
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==Sentient Species==
==Sentient Species==
*[[Dwarfs]]
*[[Dwarfs]]
*[[Gargoyles]]
*[[Gargoyles]]
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==Supernatural Entities==
==Supernatural Entities==
*[[Auditors of Reality]]
*[[Auditors of Reality]]
*[[Death]]
*[[Death]]
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*[[Olden Ones|Old High Ones]]
*[[Olden Ones|Old High Ones]]


== Things and Concepts ==
==Things and Concepts==
 
*[[Scumble]]
*[[Scumble]]
*[[Combination Harvester]]
*[[Combination Harvester]]
*[[Tear of Offler]]
*[[Tear of Offler]]


==External links==
==Gallery==
{|
|-
| valign="top" | [[File:RM First.jpg|110px|thumb|First Edition Cover by [[Josh Kirby]]]]
| valign="top" | [[File:RM Letterbox.jpg|thumb|130px|'Letterbox' Hardback]]
| valign="top" | [[File:RM PS.jpg|thumb|110px|Cover by Peter Scanlan]]
| valign="top" | [[File:RM Black.jpg|thumb|110px|Paperback 2004]]
| valign="top" | [[File:RM Tape.jpg|thumb|120px|Audio Cassette]]
| valign="top" | [[File:RM CD.jpg|thumb|140px|Audio CD]]
| valign="top" | [[File:RM Roc.jpg|thumb|110px|Paperback ROC Publishing]]
| valign="top" | [[File:RM US.jpg|thumb|110px|US Cover]]
|}
{|
|-
| valign="top" | [[File:RM Zoom.jpg|thumb|110px|Paperback 2012]]
| valign="top" | [[File:RM Unseen.jpg|thumb|110px|Unseen Library Edition]]
| valign="top" | [[File:RM CL.jpg|thumb|110px|Collectors Library Edition]]
|}
 
==External Links==
[http://www.lspace.org/books/apf/reaper-man.html  ''Reaper Man'' Annotations - The Annotated Pratchett File]
[http://www.lspace.org/books/apf/reaper-man.html  ''Reaper Man'' Annotations - The Annotated Pratchett File]



Revision as of 09:54, 6 May 2017

Reaper Man
Cover art by Josh Kirby
Co-author(s)
Illustrator(s)
Publisher Victor Gollancz
Publication date May 1991
ISBN 0552134643
Pages 286
RRP
Main characters Death, U.U. Wizards, Renata Flitworth
Series Death Series
Annotations View
Notes
All data relates to the first UK edition.

Blurb

Death is missing – presumed ... er ... gone. Which leads to the kind of chaos to always expect when an important public service is withdrawn.

Ghosts and poltergeists fill up the Discworld. Dead Rights activist Reg Shoe – "You Don't Have to Take This Lying Down" – suddenly has more work than he had ever dreamed of. And newly deceased wizard Windle Poons wakes up in his coffin to find that he has come back as a corpse. But it's up to Windle and the members of Ankh-Morpork's rather unfrightening group of undead* to save the world for the living.

Meanwhile, on a little farm far, far away, a tall, dark stranger, by the name of Bill Door, is turning out to be really good with a scythe. There's a harvest to be got in. And a different battle to be fought.

In passing we learn of many things. The lifecycles of Mayflies and Counting pines; of the Klatchian Foreign Legion, where men go to forget; of the true colour of infinity; and of chocolate, flowers, and gemstones as items which ease the path to a lady's heart.

* Arthur Winkings, for example, became a vampire after being bitten by a lawyer. Schleppel the bogeyman would be better at his job if he wasn't agoraphobic and frightened of coming out of the closet. And Mr Ixolite is a banshee with a speech impediment, so instead of standing on the roof and screaming when there's a death in the house he writes "OooEeeOooEeeOoo" on a piece of paper and pushes it under the door.

Characters

Main Characters

Minor Characters

Cameos and Mentions

Locations

Sentient Species

Supernatural Entities

Things and Concepts

Gallery

First Edition Cover by Josh Kirby
'Letterbox' Hardback
Cover by Peter Scanlan
Paperback 2004
Audio Cassette
Audio CD
Paperback ROC Publishing
US Cover
Paperback 2012
Unseen Library Edition
Collectors Library Edition

External Links

Reaper Man Annotations - The Annotated Pratchett File


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