- Libro de bolsillo: 420 páginas
- Editor: HARPER TORCH; Edición: Reprint (29 de octubre de 2013)
- Colección: Discworld
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0062237411
- ISBN-13: 978-0062237415
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Soul Music (Discworld) (Inglés) Libro de bolsillo – 29 oct 2013
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When her dear old Granddad— the Grim Reaper himself—goes missing, Susan takes over the family business. The progeny of Death's adopted daughter and his apprentice, she shows real talent for the trade. That is, until a little string in her heart goes "twang."
With a head full of dreams and a pocketful of lint, Imp the Bard lands in Ankh-Morpork, yearning to become a rock star. Determined to devote his life to music, the unlucky fellow soon finds that all his dreams are coming true. Well almost.
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TERRY PRATCHETT is one of the most popular authors writing today. He lives behind a keyboard in Wiltshire and says he 'doesn't want to get a life, because it feels as though he's trying to lead three already'. He was appointed OBE in 1998. He is the author of the phenomenally successful Discworld series and his trilogy for young readers, The Bromeliad, is scheduled to be adapted into a spectacular animated movie. His first Discworld novel for children, "The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents," was awarded the 2001 Carnegie Medal.
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This one is a pretty good Discworld starter book. (Discworld is an awesome series where you probably shouldn't start with the first books. The series has various connected subseries, such as the Guard books, the Wizard/Rincewind books, the Witches books, and the Death books. This is the third DEATH book, but it is also the start of the Susan Death arc within the Death books.
While it is still a very enjoyable book, Soul Music, the 16th entry in the Discworld series, is a bit of a letdown following the string of strong entries that began with the 12th book of the series, Witches Abroad, and continued through to the 15th, Men at Arms.
Soul Music does for rock-and-roll (or, Music With Rocks In, as it is called in the Discworld) what Moving Pictures did for Hollywood. And, structurally, the plot is similar to that of Reaper Man, including, as it does, a storyline concerning the fallout that arises from Death taking some time off from his work (though in the current volume, he does so willingly). Like those two previous entries, Soul Music serves up some delightful characters and some great laughs, put the resulting whole lacks some of the heft and emotional punch of books like Small Gods or Men at Arms.
It is certainly pleasurable to watch Pratchett riff on rock culture (across all eras, but with a focus on early formative rock-n-roll - the protagonist is essentially a Discworld mash-up of Elvis - "he looks a bit elvish to me" - and Buddy Holly). And Pratchett's storytelling skills remain impeccable. While the book does share much in terms of plot and structure with Reaper Man and Moving Pictures, it easily bests both those entries with its tight pacing and its thoroughly satisfying and convincing resolution. At the same time, one can't help but miss the satire and weightier observational humor that has marked the previous four entries in the Discworld series.
Soul Music is, however, also a book in which Death plays a significant role. And, as he has in past books, Death, for all his inability to grasp some of the basic elements of what it means to be mortal, becomes the perfect vehicle to capture the seeming absurdity of human existence.
While some Discworld fans may find this book to be not quite as strong as some previous Discworld novels, it is still, at the very least, a well-written book with a generous serving of laughs.