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Soul Music by Terry Pratchett

Soul Music (original 1994; edition 1995)

by Terry Pratchett

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Title:Soul Music
Authors:Terry Pratchett
Info:HarperTorch (1995), Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
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Soul Music by Terry Pratchett (1994)

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    Dangerous Space by Kelley Eskridge (MyriadBooks)
    MyriadBooks: For another story about music as a living thing, see the title short story in this collection. (The short story is also freely available for download on the author's website.)

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Finally we meet Susan, the granddaughter of Death. This is filled with references and puns to Rock 'n Roll, I'm sure there were more than I was able to spot. It may be the punniest book I've read yet. As with all Pratchett novels, you have an idea where the author is headed, but you haven't a clue which path he is going to take to get there. I worried a bit that the plot of this book was too similar to Moving Pictures, but in the end it didn't matter to me, I love movies and music and I love seeing them through Pratchett's kaleidoscope vision. The characters in this book spoke to me, resonated, one might say. I have two teenage boys who are determined to be the most famous musicians of all on their awesome bass and guitar. ( )
  MrsLee | Jan 20, 2015 |
One of my favourite books when I was a teenager. It does not age entirely well, the jokes do get stale, but after having witnessed the fierce rows between followers of "serious" music and those who prefer music for entertainment purposes within a university of music and drama the bits about the musician's guild rose in my esteem considerably since they're more realistic than you might think. ( )
  Mothwing | Jan 4, 2015 |
Soul Music by Terry Pratchett is the story of a young musician named Imp who journeys from his small mountain town to the big city of Ankh-Morpork hoping to make it big. He meets up with a couple other musicians and they form a band but they have little success. When Imp's harp is accidentally destroyed, his band mates purchase a strange looking guitar for him from a mysterious music shop. Imp seems to have no trouble learning to play this new instrument and it seems to cast a spell upon him, his band mates, and everyone who hears his music and he becomes an instant celebrity. Unfortunately there are those that are not a fan of this new music and will go to great lengths to put a stop to it.

This book was pretty funny, and as always I loved Pratchett's use of humorous imagery and phrasing as well as the hilarious footnotes. I also loved all of the music related puns throughout the book. I'd definitely recommend this book to fans of Terry Pratchett and the Discworld series. ( )
  Kythe42 | Dec 31, 2014 |
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  JosieRivers | Dec 28, 2014 |
Quando un racconto di Pratchett contiene Morte, i maghi, Vetinari, e tutta la città di Ank-Morpork al completo non può che essere un successo... Ogni singola nota ;-) ( )
  Iacopo.Venni | Nov 14, 2014 |
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Yes. There’s a Death in the family.

It’s hard to grow up normally when Grandfather rides a white horse and wields a scythe – especially when you have to take over the family business, and everyone mistakes you for the Tooth Fairy.

And especially when you have to face the new and addictive music that has entered Discworld.

It’s lawless. It changes people.

It’s called Music With Rocks In.

It’s got a beat and you can dance to it, but…

It’s alive.

And it won’t fade away.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0061054895, Mass Market Paperback)

Soul Music is the 16th book in the bestselling Discworld series, with close ties to the fourth book, Mort. Susan Sto Helit is rather bored at her boarding school in the city of Ankh-Morpork, which is just as well, since it seems that her family business--she is the granddaughter of Death--suddenly needs a new caretaker. --Blaise Selby

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By the author of The Light Fantastic. This 13th novel set in Discworld tells the story of Death's granddaughter, who inherited the job and grew to enjoy it. And of Imp the Bard, who strove to make his fortune in a rock band, and who was so unlucky that all his dreams came true.… (more)

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