Small Gods #2020

Small Gods By Terry Pratchett Small Gods The thirteenth Discworld novel Religion is a controversial business in the Discworld Everyone has their own opinion and indeed their own gods Who comes in all shapes and sizes In such a competitive e
  • Title: Small Gods
  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • ISBN: 9780062237378
  • Page: 190
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  • Small Gods By Terry Pratchett The thirteenth Discworld novel.Religion is a controversial business in the Discworld Everyone has their own opinion, and indeed their own gods Who comes 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 manifesThe thirteenth Discworld novel.Religion is a controversial business in the Discworld Everyone has their own opinion, and indeed their own gods Who comes 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.
    Small Gods By Terry Pratchett Small Gods Discworld Small Gods is a novel of Discworld where the world is a flat disc, balanced on the backs of four elephants which are standing on the back of a giant turtle There are many novels set in Discworld, and most of them are clever, witty, and rapid fire novels. Small Gods Jan , Directed by Dimitri Karakatsanis With Titus De Voogdt, Steffi Peeters, Marijke Pinoy, Simon Van Braeckel After her son gets killed in a car crash, Elena loses all lust for life Recovering from the crash in a hospital a stranger, David, kidnaps her and takes her for a Small Gods Discworld, by Terry Pratchett Small Gods is one of Pratchett s mo A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson stars , Small Gods by Terry Pratchett stars , The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins stars I found myself reading all three of this novels at roughly the same time, and as I feel that they all complement each other, I will use this review for Small Gods Discworld Novel, A Kindle edition by Small Gods is a novel of Discworld where the world is a flat disc, balanced on the backs of four elephants which are standing on the back of a giant turtle There are many novels set in Discworld, and most of them are clever, witty, and rapid fire novels. Small Gods Literature TV Tropes Small Gods is particularly renowned for its Zelda like havoc wreaking with the always spotty Discworld timeline due to the appearance of Pyramids characters in the young Brutha segments yet the fact that the Omnianism that appears in later books is the tolerant post Brutha version This was eventually explained in Thief of Time as being due to the Timey Wimey Ball.
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    1. Terry Pratchett

      Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second hand typewriter His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in 1983 In 1987, he turned to writing full time There are over 40 books in the Discworld series, of which four are written for children The first of these, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal A non Discworld book, Good Omens, his 1990 collaboration with Neil Gaiman, has been a longtime bestseller and was reissued in hardcover by William Morrow in early 2006 it is also available as a mass market paperback Harper Torch, 2006 and trade paperback Harper Paperbacks, 2006 In 2008, Harper Children s published Terry s standalone non Discworld YA novel, Nation Terry published Snuff in October 2011 Regarded as one of the most significant contemporary English language satirists, Pratchett has won numerous literary awards, was named an Officer of the British Empire for services to literature in 1998, and has received honorary doctorates from the University of Warwick in 1999, the University of Portsmouth in 2001, the University of Bath in 2003, the University of Bristol in 2004, Buckinghamshire New University in 2008, the University of Dublin in 2008, Bradford University in 2009, the University of Winchester in 2009, and The Open University in 2013 for his contribution to Public Service.In Dec of 2007, Pratchett disclosed that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer s disease On 18 Feb, 2009, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.He was awarded the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award in 2010.Sir Terry Pratchett passed away on 12th March 2015.

    599 thoughts on “Small Gods”

    1. 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 it.This 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 question People who think are not what gods l [...]



    2. 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 Vorbis controls all with fear of holy retribution.But is it Om or his religion that controls The great god Om has a problem Historically taking the shape of animals like bulls or majestic predators, he finds hi [...]


    3. 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 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 anothe [...]


    4. My second read and I like it even .This extremely cleaver religious satire is one of the top Pratchett s work as organized religion becomes target of his wit and cynicism.


    5. 4.5 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, 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 sense It should for Terry Pratchett s fans.He always pokes fun at one thing or another I think by the end of the series there won t be anything left in this world to be laughed at The main target of Small Gods [...]


    6. Review in Portuguese from Desbravando Livros Sempre ouvia as pessoas falando muito bem da s rie Discworld, do renomado autor Terry Pratchett, e gra as editora Bertrand finalmente tive a chance de desbravar um livro dessa s rie obrigado por cederem um exemplar de Pequenos Deuses Como voc s devem ter visto por a , Terry Pratchett faleceu recentemente, mais precisamente no dia 12 de mar o de 2015, o que foi um baque para todos os f s de fantasia que admiravam o autor Como forma de homenage lo e div [...]


    7. 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 significant than the series.The main premise of this novel is the relationships between gods, believers, and organized religion Oh yeah, with that kind of premise, you can find some philosophical witty and wise words here and there on novel.My favourite aspect of [...]


    8. 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 theological economic issue which then arises is How does a small god survive Stiff competition calls for creative solutions.


    9. 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 I couldn t relate to any of the characters Whenever I left the book I had no urge to come back to it.Humour on the other hand is brilliant Clever witty cynical ironic you name it What it does to religion is [...]


    10. 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, or less For the God, Om, power began with a shepherd but real power had to be rebuilt from ground up very closely from the ground And for Brutha, the illiterate novice with the unquestioning belief Questions began the day a tortoise appeared in the melon patch he was hoeing, but answers only found hi [...]


    11. Hands down my favorite DiscWorld novel.From the perfectly twisted and filigreed mind of Terry Pratchett we have a book that addresses why religion starts stupid and only gets dumber And no religion is spared Brutha is a child like novice in his religious order, and he will never achieve anything than novice status Until one day his god literally falls from the sky and realizes that Brutha is the only person in his entire religion who actually believes and isn t just going through the motions.Th [...]


    12. Rese a en espa ol en mi blog Click aqu.Mis otras rese as de Mundodisco en este enlace.One of the most satiric Discworld novels Pratchett makes fun of the most retrograde aspects of religion because who believes that the world is round when it s clearly a disc o top of a giant turtle in an extremely clever way.I don t think it is the ideal book to start reading Terry Pratchett though The first half of the book is amazing and incredibly funny, but the second one was a bit slow for me because it fo [...]


    13. Re reading books from your childhood as an adult is always a bit risky Sometimes the book holds up and it s amazing, like somehow you ve achieved time travel sometimes they don t and that just plain sucks So when the lovely new hardbacks of the beloved Discworld series began appearing late last year, I picked up some books I d read a long time ago and subsequently forgotten all but a few scenes, characters and a line or two from One of these was Small Gods which I remember liking but, having re [...]


    14. Vorbis, malvado di cono y exquisidor m ximo de Omnia Ilustraci n de Matt Smith ow ulSko ow ulS6o El tiempo es una droga En cantidades excesivas, mata Lo malo de ser un dios es que no tienes a nadie a quien rezar.Hacen falta cuarenta hombres con los pies en el suelo para sostener a un hombre que tiene la cabeza en las nubes.La culpabilidad es la grasa sobre la que giran los engranajes de la autoridad Estamos aqu y es ahora Tal como yo lo veo, a partir de ah todo tiende a la conjetura DID CTILOS y [...]




    15. A clever, lighthearted, witty satire on religions So much fun imagining the rage between tortoise and devout believer.


    16. Terry Pratchett s DISCWORLD series has been incredibly popular for many decades, starting from The Colour of Magic in 1983 all the way to installment 41 The Shepherd s Crown, published posthumously in 2015 Apparently he sold over 80 million copies in 37 languages over that span thanks , so I hardly need to bring it to the attention of other readers Rather, I m a bit embarrassed that I am so incredibly late to the party I actually remember getting the first few books in the series in paperback in [...]


    17. You can die for your country or your people or your family, but for a god you should live fully and busily, every day of a long life And with that, I no longer have an excuse not to hunt down every Terry Pratchett book to enjoy and, probably, treasure I ve loved every book of his I ve read to date, but that one line, so self evident and borderline blasphemous to ANY religion, cements my belief that Mr Pratchett is one of the greatest thinkers and writers of our time Perhaps delving into the rest [...]


    18. Following on from Pyramids, Guards Guards , and Witches Abroad, Pratchett continues his study of theology, philosophy and the misuse thereof by mankind, touching on the same ground that his good friend Neil Gaiman would later dive in to with American Gods what happens to the god when people stop believing in it It s funny and sharp with its satire, exactly as you would expect from Pratchett And in taking months to read it all of my thoughts and theories have dribbled away to be replaced by a las [...]


    19. One of my favorite Discworld novels.It talks about religion and belief and what it can do to people and gods.


    20. A multi book review A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson 5 5 stars , Small Gods by Terry Pratchett 5 5 stars , The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins 4 5 stars.I found myself reading all three of this novels at roughly the same time, and as I feel that they all complement each other, I will use this review for all three books So apologies in advance both for the length of this review, and for the fact it is for three books not just this one Small Gods is one of Pratchett s serious D [...]


    21. Relectura Mundodisco 13 En esta novela independiente tenemos al mejor Pratchett hablando de religi n, guerra y filosof a Grandes dosis de ingenio y mala leche para retratar la condici n humana, sobre todo en lo que se refiere a su estupidez Plagada de referencias a otras obras cl sicas, personajes y hechos hist ricos, requiere una buena base de conocimientos para disfrutarla al m ximo, o en su defecto acudir a The Annotated Pratchett File lspace books apf smallDe momento, la relectura de Pratche [...]


    22. El libro m s sat rico que he leido de Mundodisco hasta ahora y tambien uno de los m s divertidos Una cr tica brutal hacia los fanatismos religiosos.


    23. This is sometimes recommended as a good starting place for people who are looking to enter into discworld I would agree with this if you re the type of person who doesn t need to continue on with the same characters from one book to the other If you re looking for the style of Pratchett, but you just want a taste without getting into any major character arcs and just want his wit and wisdom this is your book The premise is that Gods only have as much power as the people allow and this is a centr [...]


    24. Thirteenth in the Discworld satirical fantasy series and revolving around a world canvas against which Pratchett displays his brilliant sense of humor, poking fun at everything and anything If you re interested, there is a chronological listing of the Discworld books on my website.My TakeThe focus is on a cruel and dictatorial religion which has forgotten about worshipping its god and is intent on its own power Hmmm, remind you of any religions in our own world It s the corruption that power and [...]


    25. Can it get better than this Oh Wow This was disturbingly deep and meaningful As of now, my favorite Pratchett book and I so remember loving reading many of the previous entries But the twist and the ending I bow to the magnificence of Terry Pratchett Yeah, I m just babbling on instead of a meaningful review Honestly, an incredible rare feeling as I read the last lines of the book Must read.


    26. I ve always remembered this as the best Discworld book, and so does nearly everybody else And I really wanted to mark it down, both because it s always good to disagree with a consensus, and because early on in the book I got really quite irritated by the unsubtleness and heavy handedness of Pratchett s satire against religion And I got pretty irritated later on by the unquestioning attitude the book takes towards Pratchett s own views.But I can t Those things may stop it from being my favourite [...]


    27. Pra mim, Pequenos Deuses Terry Pratchett no auge cr tica certeira e divertida das religi es, da f cega e de suas consequ ncias Ele n o zomba tanto da cren a em si, mas principalmente de como a religi o organizada se aproveita dela para benef cio pr prio Durante a hist ria, o leque de s tiras se expande ateus e fil sofos tamb m viram alvo do olhar perfeito de Pratchett sobre o rid culo nosso de cada dia o livro do Discworld em que sinto a presen a do lado tr gico do enredo e de um tema unificador [...]


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