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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 the 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 ...
And it won't fade away.
SOUL MUSIC by TERRY PRATCHETT (1994) | ISBN: 9780552140294 | Publisher: Corgi
NB Fizz, hiss, gurr… Google insisted there was no such book as this, so did not come up with any cover picture. Being keen on visual images I wanted an accurate, UK publication, cover picture appended to this record so I’ve copied and added in the cover illustration on this book. Yes… the more eagle-eyed will note this cover image is for an audio production however, it’s the closest image to the book I can find. Happy now! :)
Death’s glum, quite depressed in fact, it’s a burden never forgetting anything and he’s tired of it. He’s off meandering Discworld as he reflects on whether or not he can learn to forget, he decides he needs some advice… On Death’s unexpected departure from duty Death of Rats takes it upon himself to shuffle Susan out of school and into the breach to fulfil her grandfather’s role… The perilous pressure of Susan as a human living with an understanding of her unnatural heritage, human though other, means she has forgotten her early life and that her grandfather is Death. Really that’s all too much for a brain to cope with and now she is heavily invested in the concept of logic being the only way to make sense of the world around her… So managing the understanding that her grandfather is a personification of Death and she is required to take up his duties, whether she wants to or not, it’s no surprise when mayhem ensues.
Meanwhile, some unassuming yet hopeful musicians find themselves together in a waiting room in the largest city on the Discworld, Ankh-Morpork.
Of the three only one is actually a musician able to play an instrument, Imp the harp playing bard from Llamedos, then there’s Lias Bluestone the Troll who plays rocks and Glod Glodsson the bronze horn, playing, dwarf. By chance, it’s assumed they are a band and this stumble propels them into a future together, hence their most unlikely band comes into being. However, Imps angry and unwise words to his father, of the I’ll be famous for my music one day you’ll see, variety were unfortunately overheard by some wild, stray, musical magic. So when the hapless Imp’s talent is ambushed by this ambitious magical music he is bemused before he is wary, not even when their unlikely trio stumble toward fame within minutes of getting on stage for the first time…
Great fun - loved it!
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04 Lords and Ladies – Terry Pratchett | 7/10 – BCID: 6183228
05 Soul Music – Terry Pratchett | 7/10 – BCID: 15380835
Posted 1st class yesterday these five BookCrossing books were sent to mystery a bookcrosser in one of my Valentines Exchange 2019 packages! Each book travels with its own hand-made book-mark and other amusements in the box. Books 2 and 3 were on the Wish List of this bookcrosser. Despite being delayed, for which apologies, I hope this box is a source of delight - ENJOY!
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Enjoyed by me as I hadn't read this one in ages!
If you found this book, great! and thanks for coming to the site to journal it. I hope you enjoy BookCrossing as much as I do and this book adds to the fun :-)