Read Small Gods (Discworld, #13) Online Free - 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 come 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 appearing 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 questions...
|Title||:||Small Gods (Discworld, #13)|
|Number of Pages||:||400 pages|
November 29, 2008
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...
May 20, 2017
One of Pratchett’s best Discworld novels.
Pratchett 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 the Quisition – a satire of the political/theological Inquisition. His high priest V...
February 16, 2017
„– МОЖЕ БИ СИ ЧУВАЛ ИЗРАЗА, ЧЕ АДЪТ – ТОВА СА ДРУГИТЕ ХОРА?
– Да, да, разбира се.
– С ВРЕМЕТО – рече той – ЩЕ РАЗБЕРЕШ, ЧЕ НЕ Е ПРАВИЛЕН.“
Кара те да се замисляш за твърде много неща. И извън религията. На толкова места се удивлявах „Това все едно е моя мисъл, но е написано стотици пъти...
March 13, 2015
The trouble with being a god is that you've got no one to pray to.
What 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 Om.
Now, imagine poor Brutha's disappointment. One day he's quietly minding his melon...
June 19, 2017
My second read and I like it even more.
This extremely cleaver religious satire is one of the top Pratchett's work as organized religion becomes target of his wit and cynicism.
November 25, 2014
'If a man lived properly, not according to what any priests said, but according to what seemed decent and honest inside, then it would, at the end, more or less, turn out all right.' Small Gods is the darkest book in this series so far. It is also ridiculously witty and funny if that makes any...
June 18, 2016
Review in Portuguese from Desbravando Livros:
Sempre ouvia as pessoas falando muito bem da série Discworld, do renomado autor Terry Pratchett, e graças à editora Bertrand finalmente tive a chance de desbravar um livro dessa série (obrigado por cederem um exemplar de Pequenos Deuses). Como vocês de...
December 01, 2016
There are some single/non-series in Discworld novels, that not included in Watch, Rincewind, or other sub-series in Discworld. In my opinion Small Gods is the BEST single Discworld novel. With single novel, the character growth aspect is more significant than the series.
The main premise of this n...
May 04, 2017
Where does it begin? A simple question with complex answers, and they are all correct. Everything starts somewhere.
For the monk, Lu Tze, History began before his time and his task was to preserve it, more or less. For the God, Om, power began with a shepherd but real power had to be rebuilt from...
December 27, 2016
'Intellectually amused emotionally detached' best describes my relationship with T.Pratchett.
This book made me realise that despite my love for humour, humour by itself is not enough – I need an engaging story and characters I could care for as well. Unfortunately this story didn’t hook me in and...