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Soul Music, by Terry Pratchett

chiara11's review against another edition

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funny fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character

3.5

julle1980's review

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adventurous funny fast-paced

4.0

ginpomelo's review against another edition

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adventurous funny medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

octavia_cade's review against another edition

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3.0

This is one of those Discworld books I enjoy but just don't love. It's paired, in my mind, with Moving Pictures, which was also a three star read for me and for much the same reason. This is a clever book, full of references to popular music but again, the emotional heart isn't there for me. There are some nice moments between Susan (one of my favourite Discworld characters) and Death, but every time I settled in to enjoy those I'd get dragged back to Buddy, whom I don't care about at all. By the end I'm ready to boot him off the cliff myself just to stop him interrupting the good bits.

Still a fun read, but one of Pratchett's more average efforts I think.

bent's review against another edition

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3.0

A fun book, a little manic and I found the music puns started to wear on me a book. I actually found the plotlines with Death and his granddaughter, Susan, more interesting than the whole rock band ones, but the book focussed more on the rock than the others. It started to seem a little repetitive in parts, with scenes created just to throw more puns in. A good book, but perhaps could have been a little shorter.

auroramw's review against another edition

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4.0

3.75

mandolevie's review

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funny inspiring reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

all_time_mon's review against another edition

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adventurous funny lighthearted slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

I think this was my favourite so far.

lizziestudieshistory's review against another edition

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3.0

Not the best instalment in either Discworld or the Death and Susan sub-series... However, the characters of Death and Susan are some of Pratchett's best (quite the achievement considering characters are what Pratchett does best) and I had a blast reading about them!

samants's review

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adventurous funny medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

Pratchett's books are eminently re-readable, and this one is no exception -- this first reading felt like "spot the reference" at times, but I'm sure with a future reread, I'll understand more of the plot.

Pratchett's characterization is unparalleled; every character shines.