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Discworld is an extragavanza--among much else, it has billions of gods. "They swarm as thick as herring roe," writes Terry Pratchett in Small Gods, the 13th book in the series. Where there are gods galore, there are priests, high and low, and... there are novices. Brutha is a novice with little chance to become a priest--thinking does not come easily to him, although believing does. But it is to Brutha that the great god Om manifests, in the lowly form of a tortoise. --Blaise Selby --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
"'Deftly weaves themes of forgiveness, belief and spiritual regeneration...While other writers gnaw at violence, sexuality and rootless despair' " The Times "'An intriguing satire on institutionalized religion corrupted by power, crackling with one-liners while obliquely suggesting that maybe gods are only as powerful as the beliefs of their followers'" Independent "'Spectacular inventiveness make the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction'" Mail on SundaySee all Product Description
...as if they were real.
A fun adventure in a world where gods are real, and derive their power from the belief of, well, believers. Read more
I liked the philosophy explaining the origin and maintenance of gods, even though it is an old trope. The book was like a comic book without pictures--probably OK for teenagers.Published 15 months ago by Cerro Yaguajay
In this installment of Discworld, Pratchett explores religion and bigotry, and with a fairly weighted hand. One might even say with a 20lb sledgehammer. Read morePublished on Aug. 25 2012 by Lorina Stephens
"Small Gods" is a book set in the Discworld universe. It is a stand-alone book and not part of any other series (i.e. the City Watch, Death, Wyrd Sisters). Read morePublished on April 25 2002 by David Roy
Small Gods was perhaps the best book Terry Pratchett has ever written. It was a bit more serious than most of his other books, which was partly why I liked it. Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2002 by "sthielman"
I've read quite a few of the Pratchett books, mostly at the insistence of my 13 year old son who loves these novels. Read morePublished on Dec 31 2001 by starrider
I was pleasantly surprised with this book. One of my friends suggested I not read this one yet, because she knew my habit of giving up on a book when bored with it. Read morePublished on Nov. 6 2001 by Angie McClelland
The first twelve Discworld books were adolescent affairs, obsessed with corny jokes, screwball plots, and bumbling but lovable characters. Read morePublished on Oct. 18 2001 by Mike Stone
This book is simply hilarious. All of Terry's books at least make me crack a smile at one point, but only a few are truly comedy masterworks, and this is one of them. Read morePublished on Oct. 17 2001 by Kevin