111. Small Gods (Terry Pratchett)

Monday, January 03, 2011
The Great God Om has returned to earth but is surprised to discover he's taken the form of a tortoise. To make it worse, the only one of his "believers" who can hear him speak is Brutha, a lowly novice priest who isn't the sharpest tool in the shed. While this won't help Om return to his true shape, it makes Brutha the perfect tool for the High Priest of Om, Vorbis, to manipulate into helping him start a holy war with their neighbours. Brutha begins to question his faith but it may just be too late to prevent the demise of the Great God and the slaughter of thousands, all in the name of religion.

Yet another winner in the Disc World series by Terry Pratchett. This time around he tackles organized religion, blind faith, and the atrocities we commit in the name of our gods. Small Gods is possibly one of my favourite Disc World books so far.

3 comments:

lkv said...

How wonderful to find another Pratchett fan! Currently I am re-reading Making Money. My favourite one though would have to be Wyrd Sisters as I just love the description of the storm. Actually, all of his books are my favourite!

William Rey Ong said...

Hmmm sounds great. I want to grab this book and try to read it.

rohit said...

Must be an enjoyable read Small Gods by Terry Pratchett. loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and orignal, this book is going in by "to read" list.

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