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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

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    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

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    One of Pratchett’s best Discworld novelsPratchett delivers a brilliant parody of religion in this early the 13th standalo

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    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 musin

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    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

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    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 t

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    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

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    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

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    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 so

  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 k

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SUMMARY Æ EXCEEDBDF.CO.UK ✓ Terry Pratchett

Me 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 appear. Bulgarian review below 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 better than I would have said it The book is a splendid metaphor for religion All gods are small until you believe in them Until you are the one that allows them to grow God is not some vague anthropomorphic manifestation it s not an incarnation of all your fears and the absolution of all your sins and it s not the institution that pretends it toils in the name of His glory It s not even the small turtle which have suddenly lost all its followers You are God No you are not ordinary You are as grand as you believe And you are capable of as much as you believe End of story

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Ing 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 uestio. 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 don t meet one of those every dayThese little exchanges between Om and Brutha are priceless Opened my eyesmy eyeand I was a tortoiseWhyHow should I know I don t know lied the tortoiseBut youyou re omnicognisant said BruthaThat doesn t mean I know everythingBrutha bit his lip Um Yes It doesI ve always had a fondness for characters who are forced to hold conversations with entities that no one else can see Hilarity freuently ensues as everyone else assumes you re talking to yourself and therefore just a bit batty Does anyone besides me remember My Partner the GhostThis is not Pratchett s funniest book but there s still a lot to love here Just about everyone and every thing is mocked and that s always good for us all I ll let Brutha have the final word You know I used to think I was stupid and then I met philosophersAmen Brother Brutha

SUMMARY Æ EXCEEDBDF.CO.UK ✓ Terry Pratchett

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 co. 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 believers power But it can go many directions for instance mind viruses and plagues infecting other faiths systems programming errors turning the persons mad fractions trying to manipulate to get the most beliefs different ways of psi magic and fantasy systems to control harvest and use the power for peace and war combining it with technology etcIt s great how the deity view spoileris irritated by the way humans invented many rules holy books misused its name for product placement and branding institutionalized torture and holy wars and in general didn t take the advice it gave to them seriously The it gets to know about the real world the shocked and disgusted it is hide spoiler