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."
  • Death made Susan a swing. He tied a rope to the strongest tree branch: he tied a second rope to the second strongest tree branch. Since the tree branches were on opposite sides of the tree, the seat of the swing couldn't work because the trunk of the tree was in the way. So he removed the trunk, leaving the upper portion essentially hovering in the air. "It hadn't died. It was still quite healthy".
    • 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 be 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.
  • The ending: "There's a new guy working down at the chip shop and I could swear he's elvish."
  • The band is traveling on tour, discussing the possibility of being robbed on the road. When one asks when was the last time anyone even got robbed like that rhetorically, a voice from a nearby bush starts to answer before the band flees.

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.