YMMV / Mort

  • Growing the Beard: Many fans consider this book to be when the Discworld series started getting really good.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: One throwaway line refers to a member of the Ankh-Morpork Night Watch losing his way in the Shades and calling, "Twelve o'clock and all's arrrrrgghhhh....". This was a lot funnier before Guards! Guards! humanized the Night Watch members, and the revelation in Men at Arms that Vimes gives most of his pay to the Watch's widows and orphans turns it from a gag to one of the most Fridge Morbid moments in a Death novel: chances are, the family of the watchman in question is on the list of Vimes' beneficiaries.
  • Heartwarming in Hindsight: Death being a cat lover who gives them all the death of kings, after Terry Pratchett's own appointment with the Reaper Man occurred with his cat on the bed with him.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
  • Magnificent Bastard: We don't get to see him much, but it's implied that the Duke of Sto Helit is one. Certainly given that when he arranged King Olerve's assassination, Olerve can only admire the elegance of his method.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Literally; Mort's nightmare of becoming Death and destroying everything is pretty eerie.