Summary ☆ Small Gods 106

Characters Small Gods

Just because you can't explain it doesn't mean it's a miracle' Religion is a controversial business in the Discworld Everyone has their own opinion and indeed their own gods Who com. This was the first Pratchett book I read and I m glad of it While it has the humor and satire that is inherent in all of the Discworld books it also has something else something to say It was evident even from the first time I read this book that Pratchett had put some real heavy thinking into itThis book is as the title suggests about gods Where do they come from Where do they go What keeps them moving Ordinarily gods don t like this sort of uestion People who think are not what gods look for in followers Gods want people who believe That s where their power comes from Gods with many believers are stong great gods Armies of priests and worshipers attend to their every needs the sacrifices are plentiful and their dominion is vast A great God wants for nothingA god with no believers

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Small Gods

G in the form of a tortoise a manifestation far below god like status in anyone's book In such instances you need an acolyte and fast Preferably one who won't ask too many uestions.. The trouble with being a god is that you ve got no one to pray toWhat good is being a god when you re stuck in the body of a lowly tortoise and your only follower is an uneducated melon hoerYep it sucks to be OmNow imagine poor Brutha s disappointment One day he s uietly minding his melons the next he s on some wild adventure with a smart ass tortoise who insists he s a god even though THIS god is NOTHING like the prophets said he would be For one thing he doesn t have horns for another this so called god can t even remember MEETING the prophets The Prophet HashimiNever met the manOh Oh So I suppose you didn t give him the Book of Creation thenWhat Book of CreationYou mean you don t knowNoThen who gave it to himI don t know Perhaps he wrote it himselfWhoa A blasphemous god You

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E in all shapes and sizes In such a competitive environment there is a pressing need to make one's presence felt And it's certainly not remotely helpful to be reduced to be appearin. The high and mighty Om has been stuck as a tortoise for over three years now Odd really that this should happen with a country full of zealous believers at His disposal They re devout enough to wage war in His name At the same time they seem to have trouble hearing His reuest for lettuce leaves with the except for Brutha the most simple minded of them allIn dire need of protection from non believing eagles our tiny little Om as a tortoise will take what He can get where He can get it As diplomatic destinations go one could do much worse than Ephebe home to a vast number of thinkers and the occasional brilliant inventionSmall Gods was not particularly high up on my Discworld reread list like a task to be ticked off on the way to interesting books Something that I could see being usef


10 thoughts on “Small Gods

  1. says:

    It´s one of Pratchett´s best works retelling what has happened happens and will happen as soon as faith goes mad uncontrolled and vicious tries to expand it´s sphere of influence and doesn´t care about the foundations and rules contradicting its own commandmentsThe idea of the manifested power of belief imagination and prayers is an often seen trope in fantasy and sci fi in this case defined by the simple formula of believe

  2. says:

    This was the first Pratchett book I read and I'm glad of it While it has the humor and satire that is inherent in all of the Discworld books it also has something else something to say It was evident even from the first time I read this book that Pratchett had put some real heavy thinking into itThis book is as the title

  3. says:

    One of Pratchett’s best Discworld novelsPratchett delivers a brilliant parody of religion in this early the 13th standalone In the land of Omnia the great god Om is worshiped and all who don’t are subject to t

  4. says:

    Bulgarian review belowРевюто на български е по долу“YOU HAVE PERHAPS HEARD THE PHRASE he said THAT HELL IS OTHER PEOPLE?”“Yes Yes of course”Death nodded“IN TIME he said YOU WILL LEARN THAT IT IS WRONG”It makes you contemplate so many things Beyond religion too There were so many passages when I was musing ‘It’s like this thought has sprung out of my head but it’s written a hundred times be

  5. says:

    So this is book 13 in my continuing monthly saga of reading all the Discworld novels And what a good entry in the saga this wasAs an aside i am a little behind in my reading timetable as I was meant to finish this in January My challenge shows me ahead but that is only because I listened to a number of Agatha Christie dramatisations whilst my wife and I were decorating painting inside the houseAnyway back to

  6. says:

    The high and mighty Om has been stuck as a tortoise for over three years now Odd really that this should happen

  7. says:

    One of the Discworld novels that doesn't belong to any character sub series Small Gods is nevertheless one of the best ones I've read so farTerry Pratchett was a humanist That is to say he wasn't religious He apparently distinguished between religion as in religious institutions such as The Church and faith as in what people believe in their own hearts and minds and was especially critical of the former I'm much the same Personally I find

  8. says:

    Winning in HeavenPratchett at his theological best there are many gods varying in size and power depending on the numbers who believe in them The obvious theologicaleconomic issue which then arises is 'How does a small god survive?' Stiff competition calls for creative solutions

  9. says:

    The trouble with being a god is that you've got no one to pray toWhat good is being a god when you're stuck in the body of a lowly tortoise and your only follower is an uneducated melon hoer?Yep it sucks to be OmNow imagine poor Brutha's disappointment One day he's uietly minding his melons the next he's on som

  10. says:

    I'm upping my ranking from a four to a five just because this tickled me much better the second time around Re read from about 15 years ago and somehow satisfying now than it was then Why? Om I don't know Flying turtles kinda rock my world This is a total Moses coming out of the desert kind of tale only the GREAT GOD OM