This thread is for discussing Soul Music
in some depth. If you haven’t read the book then read on at your own risk – or, better still, go and read the book and join in the fun.
For those of us that are going to join in the discussion, here are a few guidelines:
Please feel free to make comparisons to other Discworld books, making sure you identify the book and the passage you are referring to. Others may not be as familiar with the book you are referencing, so think before you post.
Sometimes we’ll need to agree to disagree – only Terry knows for sure what he was thinking when he wrote the books and individuals members may have widely different interpretations – so try to keep the discussion friendly.
We may be discussing a book that you don’t much care for – don’t be put off joining in the discussion. If you didn’t care for the book, then that in itself is a good topic for discussion.
Please note: there is no time limit to this discussion. Please feel free to add to it at any time - especially if you've just read the book.
Please endeavour to keep the discussion on topic. If necessary I will step in and steer it back to the original topic – so no digressions please!
*Soul Music by Terry PratchettOriginally published 1994
Death has gone missing (again) – He’s trying to “forget” and The Duty is being filled by Susan, his granddaughter, whether she likes it or not.
Meantime a young bard from Llamedos has come to Ankh-Morpork to seek his fortune as a musician. He dies, but the music keeps him alive despite the best efforts of the Musicians Guild, the Assassins Guild and even CMOT Dibber.
I’m never too sure what to make of this one. I used to think it was the ‘music’ version of Moving Pictures – but it’s a much better book than that. Terry has great fun squeezing in musical references and I’m sure we’ll all have fun pointing them out during this discussion --- but the story is a good one as well. It goes some way to tie up some loose ends from Mort and even goes on to inspire some later books.
Best of all, we meet Susan for the first time.
But what did you all think?Want to write the introduction for the next discussion (Maskerade)? PM me and let me know if you’d like to – first come first served.
“Men never commit evil so fully and joyfully as when they do it for religious convictions.” – Blaise Pascal