Small Gods (Discworld Series #13)

Small Gods (Discworld Series #13)

by Terry Pratchett
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Small Gods (Discworld Series) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 76 reviews.
Megan Treloar More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books. Period. It's Pratchett at his witty satirical, philosophical height. Belly laughs and brilliance. Read it. You won't regret it.
MidnightReign More than 1 year ago
I'm not going to ruin it by describing the plot or the characters in this review. Suffice it to say, this book goes into my mental file folder under "Greatest Books Ever", due to its combination of philosophy, comedy, and wordplay. Buy it, read it, enjoy it.
dmboyett More than 1 year ago
What I love about Terry Pratchett’s disc world series is you don’t have to read them in chronological order to enjoy them. Each book is a story unto itself but fitted into the context of that wonderfully quirky place called disc world. Of all those novels my favorite is Small Gods because to me even though it is a satire on conventional religion it is also profoundly theological. Reading it has given me a better understanding of my own religious tradition and its context in this complicated place we call Earth. I would recommend this book to anyone who believes in God, doesn’t believe in God, or addresses their prayers to Whom It May Concern.
seattle1985 More than 1 year ago
The first time I read this book I read through it quickly, and didn't really appreciate it. At that point it was one of my least favorites in the Discworld series. About 2 years later I decided to give it another try. I read it slower and really tried to absorb what was really being said. I can now say this has definitely moved up in my rankings to the top! This whole book( particularly the scene where Brutha is going through the desert and is being courted by all the lost small gods) really brings to mind themes Neil Gaiman later brings to full life in American Gods. (which I also loved!) One has to wonder if he maybe started getting the idea for it from Small Gods. (Terry Pratchett and Gaiman are good freinds, read Good Omens for proof!) Anyway, I would recommend this book to anyone, most definitely.
Guest More than 1 year ago
With lots of sarcasm and wit this book is easily one of my favorite discworld novels. Its a unique view of religion on the Discworld and really helps you to understand just why everyone on the Discworld acts the way they do. My only problem is that I wish Terry Pratchett would write more God books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
On Discworld, a god comes into existance when it is believed in and loses power when it is not believed in. So what do sensible gods do? They live isolated from their subjects, tossing a few lightning bolts and play chess like games with them for entertainment. That is until one of them is left with one simple true believer in a corupt church. Condemed to roam the earth as a turtle, avoiding big birds that smash turtles on rocks, this god learns a lesson in how to be a god. Meanwhile Brutha learns that he is much more than one true believer. That he can make a difference. Funny satire with a point... One true believer can make a difference and restore sanity to both his church and his god.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Where the Gods come from? Where do they go? What make them Gods and what determine, just how much Gods they are? Read the 'Small Gods' and you'll make a long step toward the answers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an extended theological discussion enwrapt with metaphor with choice sarcasm thrown in for good measure. Those who read this may appreciate religion with a soft chuckle, then go on with their lives with a bigger bounce in their step.
Anonymous 11 days ago
I hate that these books have ends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my all time favorite books. One of those you turn to to read for comfort, or long plane rides, or just because. I recommend it to everyone.
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