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Reaper Man
Reaper Man | Terry Pratchett
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They say there are only two things you can count on ...But that was before DEATH started pondering the existential. Of course, the last thing anyone needs is a squeamish Grim Reaper and soon his Discworld bosses have sent him off with best wishes and a well-earned gold watch. Now DEATH is having the time of his life, finding greener pastures where he can put his scythe to a whole new use.But like every cutback in an important public service, DEATH's demise soon leads to chaos and unrest -- literally, for those whose time was supposed to be up, like Windle Poons. The oldest geezer in the entire faculty of Unseen University -- home of magic, wizardry, and big dinners -- Windle was looking forward to a wonderful afterlife, not this boring been-there-done-that routine. To get the fresh start he deserves, Windle and the rest of Ankh-Morpork's undead and underemployed set off to find DEATH and save the world for the living (and everybody else, of course).
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TK-421
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“Most species do their own evolving, making it up as they go along, which is the way Nature intended. And this is all very natural and organic and in tune with mysterious cycles of the cosmos, which believes that there's nothing like millions of years of really frustrating trial and error to give a species moral fiber and, in some cases, backbone.” #cycle #QuotsyNov19

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TheSpineView
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Aimeesue Sir Terry ain't wrong! 3w
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TK-421
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Snuggles from Minerva while reading make my day 🥰 #CatsofLitsy #CatwithBook #HappyCaturday

Sace I'm starting to think that Minerva is the most photogenic cat I've ever run across. Or she's a feline witch and has mesmerized me. 1mo
TK-421 @Sace Aww thanks 😊 She might be a witch 😂 The inspiration for her name was Minerva McGonagall! 1mo
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Aimeesue
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On sale in US ebook stores today!

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Zoes_Human
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The Kindle edition is on sale for $1.99 on US Amazon right now! 🎉

https://www.amazon.com/Reaper-Man-Discworld-Terry-Pratchett-ebook/dp/B000UVBT4A/...

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#ooKboOkcluB-ers, looook who I found on YouTube! Mark Reads the Discworld series videos! I have no idea what I was initially on YouTube for or even what I was searching. Whatever that thought was about somehow led me to discovering Mark Oshiro‘s channel. From here on out I‘ll be listening to his readings to keep me on track with the #TerryPratchett #EpicBuddyRead.
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AnansiGirl NSFW: occasional F-bombs are dropped, so listen with earbuds if out in public or around small kiddos. For easier navigation I recommend “mark reads (name of Discworld title)” in the search bar.

https://www.youtube.com/user/xpanasonicyouthx
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julesG 👏👏👏👏 Great find. I'll tag the #OokBOokClub-ers 3mo
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Soubhiville Never know what you‘ll find on youtube! 👍😄 3mo
dariazeoli So cool! Now I can catch up on the books I couldn‘t get at the library! 3mo
Karkar Awesome! Thank you! 3mo
DrexEdit Excellent! Thank you! 😊 👍 3mo
gossamerchild Wow. Too cool! 3mo
RachelO That might really help! 3mo
Gezemice Thanks! I tried audiobooks for Pratchett but I just can‘t. I like to imagine his voice in my own head. I do audio often but for Pratchett it does not work for me. 3mo
Iblu I love the way he interprets the books, he‘s my main source of audio when I am on the move (edited) 2mo
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alexa_d
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"Wʜᴀᴛ ᴄᴀɴ ᴛʜᴇ ʜᴀʀᴠᴇsᴛ ʜᴏᴘᴇ ғᴏʀ, ɪғ ɴᴏᴛ ғᴏʀ ᴛʜᴇ ᴄᴀʀᴇ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ Rᴇᴀᴘᴇʀ Mᴀɴ?"

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alexa_d
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Been neglecting my Pratchett reading lately, so that's this afternoon taken care of. #Tea #LapsangSouchong

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AbbaZabba02
Reaper Man | Terry Pratchett
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Book 60 of the year finished July 26, audio.

I think I already read this one this year but here I am again as I go back through the Discworld books. I really enjoy the scene at the end with the Harvest Dance.

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hgrimes
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Finished last month‘s #ookbookclub on Friday while offline in the Adirondacks with a friend. Loved it! Death is the best! 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

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julesG
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#OokBOokClub @TricksyTails

Hello friends! Open discussion is in the FOLLOWING POST marked as a spoiler. Find Reaper Man post & tap “show me“ on the spoiler tag to join in the discussion. Join in whenever you can! Today. Tomorrow. Next month! The post will always be up so just tag each other & we'll jump in to discuss with you. Feel free to chat about anything!

#ReaperMan #Discworld #SirTerryPratchett #TerryPratchett #PratchettPosse #ReadAlong

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#OokBOokClub @TricksyTails

Welcome to the #OokBOokClub open discussion for #ReaperMan! Feel free to discuss anything! Don't forget to tag each other in the comments so your friends can see your reply. Have fun!

#Discworld #SirTerryPratchett #TerryPratchett #PratchettPosse #ReadAlong #BuddyRead

Soubhiville I LOVE this book! It‘s one of my favorite Discworld novels. I love the idea that even Death can get burned out and need a change of pace. I love his slow vacation time in a quiet town, farming among country folks. I love him dancing. There‘s a quote near the end about one‘s life not fading away as long as we‘re remembered. (I‘ll look it up and post later- my Discworld are in the bedroom and the Mr is still sleeping 😴) 5mo
julesG @Soubhiville I ❤️ everything you just wrote about this book. It's one of my favourite too. 5mo
Soubhiville @julesG I‘m also a huge fan of the Death of Rats. I have him on a tee shirt. 🖤🐀💀 5mo
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Aimeesue I adore DEATH. He's one of my favorite DW characters. This book in particular does a lovely job of placing him in contrast to people, which is one of the great things about sci-fi/fantasy - showing us what it means to be human. One of the reasons I love these books so much. (edited) 4mo
Aimeesue @Soubhiville The Death of Rats! SQUEAK 4mo
Soubhiville “In the Ramtop village, where they dance the real Morris dance, for example, they believe that no-one is finally dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away- until the clock he wound winds down, until the wine she made has finished its ferment, until the crop they planted is harvested. The span of someone‘s life, they say, is only the core of their existence.” @julesG @Aimeesue 4mo
Soubhiville ⬆️ one of my favorite quotes of all time. ❤️ 4mo
khooliha I read this one out of step with the readathon on accident, and even a month later the Death stuff stands out way more than the Windle Poons part. I wish it were more about Bill Door - that's where the most interesting stuff is. 4mo
gossamerchild I do t have much to say about this book, because I agree with everyone 😂😁. This is a fantastic book, and I love that quote. 4mo
julesG @Soubhiville 👏👏👏it's a great quote! 4mo
Aimeesue @Soubhiville One of my favorite quotes as well. And that's the one that Pratchett fans clung to after Sir Terry's death - that he goes on as long as the electronic clacks (wwweb) exists and we keep mentioning his name. ❤️❤️❤️ (edited) 4mo
Soubhiville @Aimeesue 💜💜💜 forever in our hearts. 4mo
Chrys I am finding that I only get into the Discworld books that feature either Death, Witches and/or Wizards. So this one was a pick for me whereas I had struggled with Guards Guards and Pyramids. I am adding the Death of Rats and the Death of Fleas to my list of favorites in Pratchett‘s works. 4mo
Gezemice @Soubhiville @julesG I loved this one, too. And yes,the Death of Rats is a favorite of mine :) @aimeesue (edited) 4mo
Gezemice @khooliha I agree, Bill Door was the best part of the story. I did not mind Windle Poons and the bumbling wizards, but the shopping cart story was blah. 4mo
hgrimes @khooliha I also could have done without the Windle Poons storyline. I just want Death all the time! 4mo
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hgrimes
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Large sleepy cat and #ookbookclub time. #catsoflitsy

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I need to steal this. #ookbookclub

AlaMich 🤣 5mo
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hgrimes
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My book matches my pants!!!!! #ookbookclub

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hgrimes
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#humpdaypost @DebbieGrillo @MinDea
1. poppies! Mine are blooming away despite our extremely non-Californian climate!
2. Haven‘t been reading much still, but our #ookbookclub read this month has been pretty fantastic so far. (tagged)
3. I‘m binging Stranger Things now for the umpteenth time. Can‘t wait for season 3!!
4. sorry but Dr Seuss is the man.

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hgrimes
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Death is the best! xoxo 🖤
#ookbookclub

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I liked this one, death on vacation was interesting to see. I did miss the witches though, although the bumbling wizards were entertaining I missed the ladies. Looking forward to the next one.

#OokBOokClub
#PratchettPosse

And one more #SeriesRead for my ongoing finish up some series challenge with @TheSpineView

TheSpineView 🤩🤩🤩 5mo
JaclynW Death on vacation! ☠😱😆 5mo
Swe_Eva Death (the character) is wonderful. 😀 5mo
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hgrimes
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“Dead people walking around is unhygienic.”
#ookbookclub

julesG 😁😁 He has a point there. 5mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I‘ve said it before, and I‘ll say it again:
Perspective is everything!

And sadly I think only readers really understand that. 😉

#OokBOokClub
#PratchettPosse

Severnmeadows He‘s a genius 😊 5mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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This is not the afterlife I was promised! 😂

#OokBOokClub
#PratchettPosse

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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😂 True enough

But only some....

#OokBOokClub
#PratchettPosse

JazzFeathers 😂👏🏻👏🏻👏 5mo
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hgrimes
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I‘ve been putting this book off for almost a year after reading and loving Mort. I‘ve just been waiting and waiting for #ookbookclub to get to it. At last, the time has come!

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julesG
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#OokBOokClub-ers, our Discworld adventure continues TODAY with #ReaperMan!

Looking forward to our discussion next month!

Happy reading!

@TricksyTails

#Discworld #SirTerryPratchett #TerryPratchett #PratchettPosse #ReadAlong #BuddyRead

dariazeoli I still don‘t have a copy of this one! I usually borrow on the Libby app; time to check the library stacks! 5mo
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khooliha
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This is a decidedly wobbly rating. After an absolutely fantastic opening there's just... less Bill Door and more Windle Poons than I want (sorry Windle, but you don't have much of a personality). My memory has expanded the Bill Door portion, providing some of the work the book doesn't do, but that ending, when the dust has settled? Full on punch in the sternum. What can the harvest hope for?
#OokBOokClub

khooliha PS call me a heretic, but I Hate Josh Kirby's cover art. This is one of a small handful of UK editions I own and they are ROUGH. This is the least bad one, I think. 6mo
holarosarita (I hate it too.) 5mo
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khooliha
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I have decided to make an effort on this reread to distinguish the personalities of the various head wizards and so far I have determined that the Senior Wrangler sucks.
#OokBOokClub

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khooliha
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Ah, Ridcully has been tweaked into his true form! I'm glad he gets his football team, eventually.
#OokBOokClub

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khooliha
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I don't think about Reaper Man very often, but damn this book opens STRONG
#OokBOokClub

julesG It does! 6mo
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khooliha
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Anyway, next up is the next #OokBOokClub selection because I am determined to keep pace!

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#OokBOokClub

Just a friendly reminder that next month we'll be reading #BOOKTITLE! Dig our your books, put in your library holds, or place your orders! The next Discworld adventure continues on June 8th! Woohoo!

If anyone wants to be tagged/untagged for future posts please let me know! Happy to oblige!

@TricksyTails

#Discworld #SirTerryPratchett #TerryPratchett #PratchettPosse #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #EpicBuddyRead

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Briary
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This is a weekend for rereads. My brain is mush from all the work so this seems like the only viable strategy.. 📚😅

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AbbaZabba02
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Book 20 of the year, finished March 2, audio

In a nutshell: Death gets fired, hijinks ensue.

I absolutely love the bit at the end with Death and Miss Flitworth. "I HAVE BROUGHT YOU CHOCOLATES. AND FLOWERS, THE KIND GIRLS LIKE. AND I HAVE ALSO BROUGHT A DIAMOND TO BE FRIENDS WITH YOU."

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These are rediculously fun to make.

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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The Auditors of Reality have a problem. Death has developed a personality. He likes kittens & fancies a good curry. So they let him go, allowing him a few days to really live before he dissipates and a new Death takes over.

This plot blends with another which deals with the madness caused by Death‘s absence, life as a zombie, & the evil of shopping malls.

The wackiness pivots in the end to something sweet and thoughtful. Well done.

#DiscRead

Oblomov26 Loved this book “What can the harvest hope for if not for the care of the Reaper Man?" 9mo
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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The Fresh Start Club - Every body welcome!

#DiscRead

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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“‘There‘s still something about you I can‘t put my finger on, Bill Door,‘ she said. ‘Wish I knew what it was.‘
The seven-foot skeleton regarded her stoically. He felt there was nothing he could say.
‘What do you want for breakfast?‘ said the old woman. ‘Not that it‘ll make any difference, ‘cos it‘s porridge.‘”

#DiscRead

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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Just a couple of elderly mayflies reminiscing about the good old hours...

#DiscRead

Laura317 Gotta love those old-timers! 9mo
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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Back on the Disc for the 11th book, Reaper Man.

#starting #DiscRead

Heideschrampf ...er....gone. 9mo
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Megara
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Reading Reaper Man, drinking the lavender-vanilla-cinnamon tea recipe I dreamt about last night, and listening to rain+fireplace sounds on my Sonos speaker. ♥️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That sounds delicious 😋 10mo
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Katerina
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I'm rereading Death to get to Hogfather before Christmas and I stumbled on this biographical note at the beginning of the book.

Too soon 😢😢

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Mandigolightly
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Thinking about this a lot tonight. Powerful quote

BookwormM May Terry Pratchett remain immortal 💕💕 13mo
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Nerdfins
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I was not expecting the ending to be so full of Feels. 😭 So many Feels.

Soubhiville I know!!! One of my very favorites! 1y
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Nerdfins
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I had such a bad day medical-wise (4 tremor attacks! 4!) that I so have no spoons to do any cooking tonight. Wegmans sushi it is. #food

AmyG Hope tomorrow is better for you. 1y
Nerdfins @AmyG Thank you. 😊 1y
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Taking a break from learning how to do canning from my Mother-in-Law to have some lunch. We‘re making zucchini relish. #food

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Briary
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I may be heading towards a reading slump. Darn it. I am trying to combat it by just stubbornly continuing with the reading and sampling books that might hit the spot. This is the newest sampling stack, plus the ones I'm already sloooowly reading.

Reading slumps suck. 😑

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Soubhiville
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This is one of my favorite Discworld books. The wizards storyline with Windle Poons is fun, but I absolutely love Death‘s story in here. He decides to try life as a farmhand, and watching him try to relate to humans is hilarious and touching. I love his discovery that you can make great friends by being very bad at cards, darts, and archery. 💀💀💀💀💀

BookaholicNatty This looks like a good read!! 1y
ladym30 Stunning photo! 1y
Soubhiville @BookaholicNatty it‘s really fun. Have you read any Discworld? 1y
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Soubhiville
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Dibbler liked to describe himself as a merchant adventurer; everyone else liked to describe him as an itinerant pedlar whose money making schemes were always let down by some small but vital flaw, such as trying to sell things he didn‘t own or which didn‘t work or, sometimes, didn‘t don‘t even exist. -Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett

Lovely morning for porch reading.

#OokBOokClub #AndThatsCuttingMeOwnThroat #PratchettsPosse

MayJasper Fabulous quote 😂 1y
Soubhiville I love Cut Me Own Throat Dibbler. @MayJasper (edited) 1y
Smarkies That book cover is to die for. 😂 1y
Moray_Reads I love Dibbler. And I love that versions of him crop up in other Discworld cities and nations 1y
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