Small Gods (Discworld, #13)
Lost in the chill deeps of space between the galaxies, it sails on forever, a flat, circular world carried on the back of a giant turtle— Discworld —a land where the unexpected can be expected. Where the strangest things happen to the nicest people. Like Brutha, a simple lad who only wants to... show more
Lost in the chill deeps of space between the galaxies, it sails on forever, a flat, circular world carried on the back of a giant turtle— Discworld —a land where the unexpected can be expected. Where the strangest things happen to the nicest people. Like Brutha, a simple lad who only wants to tend his melon patch. Until one day he hears the voice of a god calling his name. A small god, to be sure. But bossy as Hell.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: February 25th 2003
Pages no: 357
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, European Literature
, British Literature
Series: Discworld (#13)
In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was: 'Hey, you!' This is the Discworld, after all, and religion is a controversial business. Everyone has their own opinion, and indeed their own gods, of every shape and size, and all elbowing for space at the top. In such a competitive environment, shape...
Made me want to re-read the original. A meditation on the properties of gods and the uses of religion.
I struggled with this one. Much like Pyramids, this one is essentially religious satire. In addition, until the last 50 or so pages, it could have been set anywhere. There was one v. brief mention of the librarian from Unseen University rescuing scrolls from a fire, a couple of characters mentione...
Small Gods stands on its own in the Discworld universe, at least when it comes to the story and the characters. It does of course continue to build on the “in jokes” that have been accumulating from the very first Discworld book. There are some references that I think would sail harmlessly over th...
The divine order of Discworld is put under the microscope by Terry Pratchett in “Small Gods” as we follow focus of Omnian religion, the Great God Om, and his only believer, Brutha. Pratchett takes on not only organized religion, but also atheism, philosophy, and how militaries find a new technology...