Other children got given xylophones. Susan just had to ask her grandfather to take his vest off. Yes. There's a Death in the family. It's hard to grow up normally when Grandfather rides a white horse and wields a scythe - especially when you have to take over the family business and everyone... show more
Other children got given xylophones. Susan just had to ask her grandfather to take his vest off. Yes. There's a Death in the family. It's hard to grow up normally when Grandfather rides a white horse and wields a scythe - especially when you have to take over the family business and everyone mistakes you for the Tooth Fairy. And especially when you have to face the new and addictive music that has entered the Discworld. It's lawless. It changes people. It's called Music with Rocks In. It's got a beat and you can dance to it, but...It's alive. And it won't fade away.
Publish date: 1999
Pages no: 424
Edition language: English
Series: Discworld (#16)
Not laugh-out-loud funny, but good in its way. A suitably odd look at music causing the youth (and not so youthful) of Ankh-Morpork to get a bit carried away.A good selection of characters, with some nice in-jokes.
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