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Reviewed by Natalie Soine for Readers' Favorite
Death, the Pharmacist by D. Ike Horst is a fascinating and intriguing story about Death, the Pharmacist. Death and the Doctor have a symbiotic relationship, often at odds with each other’s methodology; their innate co-dependence irks both of them. The Doctor orders Death to produce higher casualties for the sake of balancing all life. Nothing would remain of the people as they evaporate, leaving behind jars filled with their life essence for recycling. Death then meets Robinette who decides to show him what he has been missing and takes him to a woodland where he watches children play, and swims in a stream. She also takes him dancing and teaches Death that life can be joyful and people have value. Through Robinette, Death experiences the living world as mortals do, giving him a new respect for the value of people.
Death, the Pharmacist certainly gives the reader food for thought. Death believes that people are just mindless beings. Author D. Ike Horst, through the character of Robinette, reminds us that there is much to enjoy and be thankful for in life and we need to spend more time appreciating nature, the people we love, and who love us. The scenes and locations are well described including the pharmacy, the doctor’s library, and the places that Robinette takes Death to visit. The people are easy to relate to with their various personalities and Death is an unusual character with his own thoughts and opinions. The story is well written, smooth flowing, and comfortable to read.