Hey there all! I’m back with another review 🙂 Technically, this is the first Discworld book I’ve reviewed, but definitely not the first one I’ve read. However, the first 6 ones I read were like A LONG TIME AGO (okay okay, 2 years. But I don’t remember a lot of them. So, I’ll reread those and review them later but it miiight just take a while because so far I’m at book 14 of 41 so.. xD).
The Discworld is a world, as you could probably predict, on a disc. The Disc is carried by 4 elephants who stand on the back of a giant turtle, the Great A’Tuin. It’s a world where everyone, from humans to trolls, dwarves, wizards, werewolves, vampires, and whatnot can live peacefully among each other. Although.. not as peacefully as one would hope at times. It’s a world where everything seems possible, and nothing is too odd. It’s a world to get lost in, to explore and to keep discovering.
Title: Soul Music (Discworld #16, Death #3)
Author: Terry Pratchett
Summary: There’s a new kind of music, called Music With Rocks In, performed by the Band With Rocks In. It all starts when Imp Y Celyn (who goes by Buddy) finds a guitar in a mysterious music shop. As soon as the guitar gets played, there is a beat, there is a song, there is music. Music to become obsessed with. Together with Glod, and the troll drummer Cliff, Buddy tours around, and they get popular in no time. In the meantime, Death goes away for a while and leaves his work for his Granddaughter Susan Sto-Helit to do.
Ahhh this book was honestly amazing. I brought it with me on my vacation to London and read it within 3 days (it was a good distraction from the train ride.. I’m terrified of trains, and this train had to go under the sea and… well yeah. Terrified, as I said xD).
This book had a few characters I read about before, and a few new ones. Death, a reappearing character is one of my favorites ever. His granddaughter Susan is also a favorite, and in this book she gets reminded of the family history which she did not remember. That is, until the Death of rats came looking for her to do Death’s work.
The Band With Rocks In is absolutely hilarious, the three of them being as weird as they sound like, performing on stage and coming across more difficult things, like getting paid. And of course, wondering how they got so popular, at times.
The music references really made this book complete and I laughed out loud on multiple occasions.
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