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Susan Sto Helit

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The Importance of Being Mostly Human by Gogollescent

'Time stopped. Not in the literal and unromantic sense common to Susan's life, which if mapped chronologically would have looked like one of those graphs that tells you absolutely nothing about anything except the psychology of the grapher, and had none of the organizational advantages of people who really did have to live in the moment. Rather, Susan looked at Sam and felt the world slow.' Gogollescent weaves together threads from various novels to create a satisfying story that could easily have been written by Pratchett. Superb

[Added 04/10/2013; Drama; 6000-20,000; Discworld; Characters: Susan Sto Helit, Sybil Vimes, Sam Vimes Jr, Sam Vimes, Lobsang Ludd, Lu-Tze, Death, Angua von Uberwald, Willikins, Dorfl, Madam Frout]

The Physician of Miracles and Death by Minutia R

'It's traditional when introducing a new student to a class in the middle of the year to stand him up in front of the first row of desks, right in the center. This allows the other students to size up his weak spots at their leisure, while all the new student can make out is a sea of nameless, scrutinizing eyes, and also the taste of whatever he had for breakfast at the back of his throat.' A wonderful blend of humour & melancholy, like the best of canon, marks this loose retelling of Godfather Death in the Discworld

[Added 14/04/2015; Drama; 2500-6000; Discworld; Characters: Death, Susan Sto Helit, Death of Rats, father & son ('Godfather Death'); Crossover]