Soul Music

The sixteenth book in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series looks at music with rocks in it. It might be just a noise but it’s all the kids are listening to these days.

It has some good characters in it, including Susan (the granddaughter of Death), Dibbler and the Death of Rats. The commentary on the music industry, stardom and the rise of rock and roll was somewhat interesting, though I didn’t find it particularly deep.




  1. =Tamar says:

    Discworld books aren’t only about the surface topic. They repay further study. Sir Terry gets to choose his own titles, and they are always significant. So think: what is the music of the soul, in a novel that focuses on Death? Music with rocks in is alive; so what kind of “rocks” does it have? If it’s alive and wants to live, what about offspring? Is this goal compatible with the goal of the music of the soul?

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