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Terry Pratchett - Soul Music

Other children get given xylophones, Susan just had to ask her Grandfather to take his vest off.

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 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.

 

Facts about 'Soul Music'
No. in series 16

Price

(In bookstores)

5.99
Pages 378
Main Characters Susan, Buddy (Imp y Celyn), Cliff (Lias Bluestone), Glod, Death, Death of Rats, Albert, CMOT Dibbler
Additional Notes

Good Book. Basically, there's a guitar, with a mind of its own, that takes control of a young musician. Whenever he plays it, it sounds majestic. Well, also, the whole of his group can play whenever he does. He and his group become very popular because of their style, Music with Rocks in. This whole magical music takes Ankh-Morpork by storm and has the whole city stamping their feet to the beat. There is a price however. Susan, successor to Death, who is AWOL, finds the musicians lifetimer to be empty but the boy not dead, the music was keeping him alive and from there the story ensues...

One thing you have got to say about Terry Pratchett is that he is very, very original. Never do you pick up one of his books and think it's the same, never. His plots always differ and although most of his books have one common element, incomprehensible sections (you know, the bits you have to read twice and have a lie down before you even begin to understand it), they never are the same. That's why I love his books! This one's a cracker, although it contains a shortage of appearances from Death, my favourite character. Again, highly recommended.

 

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Name: Shawn Green  Rating: 5/5
This is My Absolute favorite combining elements from two of his best to create a unique and absolutely wonderful book. I've read it seven times and only now am I nearly satisfied

 

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