Thursday, 26 November 2009

Death Is Quite A Character - Reading List

I've seen several books with 'Death' as a character come in recently and decided to see how many titles there were (that I could find on our shelves). The list was large enough for a half display. I stuck to traditional western views of death, though things like Deathnote and The Anubis Murders did come under consideration. Feel free to suggest other titles in the comments. I also know that several of Neil Gaiman's Sandman comics have Death as a character, but chose to use the spring off Death comics in the list instead.

Mort, Reaper Man, Soul Music, Hogfather, Thief of Time - Terry Pratchett (I know Death shows up in his other books but these are the ones that focus on him)
A Dirty Job - Christopher Moore
Death With Interruptions - Jose Saramago
Death: A Life - Death & George Pendle
Death: Time of Your Life, Death: High Cost of Living - Neil Gaiman, Chris Bachalo & Mark Buckingham
On a Pale Horse - Piers Anthony
Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
Death's Daughter - Amber Benson


Aquila said...

There's a few more here:

Jessica Strider said...

Wow, awesome. That's a pretty comprehensive list. Thanks for posting the link.

The Lauderdale said...

It just so happens I've been working on a bibliography of Death personified in popular culture (books, movies, plays, etc.) That link is *very* helpful...and now I know that I can apply the Name Here

link-search to other characters as well: Loki, Little Red Riding Hood, etc. It's wholly dependent on the participation of people who do LibraryThing, but they are Legion.

Thank you Jessica Strider for the original post, and Aquila for the great link suggestion!