The main character of the book Death, an anthropoformic personification was fired out of his job and chooses the life of a mower under the name of Bill Gates on the farm of an elderly lady. The auditors who made this decision have not yet chosen a replacement for Death so no one comes to collect the souls of the dead in Ankh-morpork which results in too much life force in the city. Not only the objects become alive but also the dead people, including a 130-year-old mage from the Invisible University, Windle Poons. Now he and his colleagues with the Archchancellor as their leader is trying to figure out why he is not dead. In addition to these two most important threads there are also many of other side events, such as a group of undead, fighting for tolerance or skirmishes of mages with murderous warrior carts. The story is filled to the brim with grotesque, absurdity, irony and original humor which does not slow down even for a moment. All this contrasts sharply with the theme of aging and taming with death, which balances a funny story.
He was certain he was anorectic, because every time he looked in a mirror he saw a fat man. It was the Archchancellor, standing behind him and shouting at him.
Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.