Summary: Nepotism is given an unusual spin in Pratchett's 14th Discworld novel, as Death's granddaughter picks up the scythe when the Grim Reaper takes a vacation. Trolls, dwarves, magicians and rock music played with rocks figure in this amusing but overlong romp, which begins with the formation of a band by aspiring musician Impy Celen (aka Buddy). Arriving in the city of Ankh-Morpork, Buddy finds a magical guitar which enables the group, a rock-playing troll, an ax-wielding dwarf and an Orangutan pianist to drive crowds wild. But the instrument causes conflict between the motley crew and Susan, Death's granddaughter, who is just adjusting to her new post. Many of the ensuing comic situations involve Death trying to get drunk. -- Publisher details.
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