Funny: Soul Music


  • Death tries drinking to forget. Emphasis here on "tries". "The only thing I seem to have forgotten is how to get drunk."
    • And then, when he's given up trying, he stands and commits a most awesome Non Sequitur Thud.
  • The Hurricane of Puns throughout the book. "Mission from Glod", indeed!
  • The Paper-Thin Disguise worthy of Metal Gear: "We're a piano."
  • Susan's swing.
    • Seems perfectly logical to me.
  • "If this kept up, in several billion years he'd be richer than his wildest dreams!"
  • Also the exchange between Colon and Nobby after Death passes by.
    Colon: Would you recognise him if you saw him again?
    Nobby: If I didn't, it would have to one hell of an identity parade!
  • "Really, bony knees?"
  • Death strode away, stopped, and came back. He pointed a skeletal finger at The Duck Man.
    Death: Why are you walking around with that duck?
    Duck Man: What duck?
    Death: Ah. Sorry.
  • Our first look at the Death of Rats being a little troublemaker.

Animated adaptation

  • Death's Non Sequitur Thud is in some ways even better in the animated miniseries. Because it's Christopher Lee's voice saying that.
  • In the animated film of Soul Music, the funniest line is, amazingly, not from the book. Imp offends the locals in a town that's known for its cheeses by declaring, in just the right kind of accent, that:
    "We're more popular than cheeses."
  • Glod's final lament: "Trust my luck to die — just as I get rich!"
  • The Musicians' Guild enforcers using Senseless Violins. Because guns haven't been invented and they pull a club and a rock out of the instrument cases.