Soul Music (Discworld, #16)

By Terry Pratchett

Rating: 4 stars

It’s obviously been a long time since I read this book since the last time I read it, I didn’t get the Blues Brothers jokes, and it’s been over a decade now since I first saw The Blues Brothers. I’m sure there are still many other musical jokes that I missed, but that doesn’t stop the book being funny and great fun to read.

This is the Discworld book that introduces Susan Sto Helit, who is forced to take over the family business when her grandfather (Death) goes AWOL just as a new form of music is sweeping the Sto Plains.

I find this book great fun and easy to read. The old favourites are there but haven’t yet become stale, and Susan hasn’t had a chance to become really irritating yet. The main characters are fun, the puns are fired scattergun but there’s also some depth to the plot that captivates you. Recommended.

Book details

ISBN: 9780552140294
Publisher: Corgi Books
Year of publication: 1994

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