Rev. Nyarkoleptek's Reviews > Soul Music

Soul Music by Terry Pratchett
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
1790920
's review
Jan 18, 09

bookshelves: _-_cute, swords_n_sorcery, _humor, music

With the exception of The Color of Magic, this is the only Discworld novel I did not like. I'm not entirely sure why; maybe when compared with the lofty subject matter Pratchett has tackled in the other books, a fantasy novel about rock music seemed frivolous. Pratchett definitely belabored the Elf jokes (you'd recognize them); really, once was enough, and twice was pushing it. Past that, I was telling the pages that I got the joke, and would they cut it out. They didn't listen.

However, if I appreciated anything about the book, it was his description of the blues: It was sad music. But it waved the sadness like a battle flag. It said the universe had done all it could but you were still alive.

Yeah, man. Even Andrew Vachss never nailed it quite so succinctly. So, kudos for that.
4 likes · likeflag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Soul Music.
sign in »

Quotes Rev. Liked

Terry Pratchett
“It was sad music. But it waved its sadness like a battle flag. It said the universe had done all it could, but you were still alive.”
Terry Pratchett, Soul Music


No comments have been added yet.