The fourth book in the Discworld series, created by Terry Pratchett (sick of him yet?) it was definitely better than Equal Rites in the sense that it felt more like a story and less like a written walk through the park. 

Mort was an interesting read, simply because I started out by reading it, stopped and decided to listen to the BOT instead, then found out 3/5 into the story that the CDs were so scratched up that I couldn’t continue, so I went back to reading it. 

From manual to automatic to manual again, I suppose.

The general story revolves around my favorite character, Death, a lot more, which I thoroughly enjoyed.  I found the ending a little contradictory at some points.  Nothing going against my moral fibers, both real or imaginary, but it was confusing with the last parts what was actually happening and who was who, and why.  I guess that was the point, wasn’t it?

Character development was contrived, but what character development isn’t?  Dialog was good and scenes make me laugh out loud in that embarrassed way a person does when they’re sitting alone on the couch and suddenly read something funny and cannot contain a burst of chuckles.

Yes, the book has made me pumped about reading book five, as soon as I can get over to the library.