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Small Gods

by Terry Pratchett

PUBLISHED: 14th February 2013
ISBN: 9780552167512
ANNOTATION:
'Deftly weaves themes of forgiveness, belief and spiritual regeneration' The Times The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is .
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PUBLISHED: 14th February 2013
ISBN: 9780552167512
ANNOTATION:
'Deftly weaves themes of forgiveness, belief and spiritual regeneration' The Times The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is .

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'Deftly weaves themes of forgiveness, belief and spiritual regeneration' The Times

The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is .

Publisher Description

'Deftly weaves themes of forgiveness, belief and spiritual regeneration' The Times

The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . .

'Just because you can't explain it, doesn't mean it's a miracle.'

In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was- 'Hey, you!' This is the Discworld, after all, and religion is a controversial business.

Everyone has their own opinion, and indeed their own gods, of every shape and size, and all elbowing for space at the top. In such a competitive environment, shape and size can be pretty crucial to make one's presence felt.

So it's certainly not helpful to be reduced to 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- for the Great God Om, Brutha the novice is the Chosen One - or at least the only One available. He wants peace and justice and brotherly love. He also wants the Inquisition to stop torturing him now, please . . .


The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Small Gods is a standalone novel.

Author Biography

Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.

Review

'Spectacular inventiveness make the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction' Mail on Sunday '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 'Deftly weaves themes of forgiveness, belief and spiritual regeneration....While other writers gnaw at violence, sexuality and rootless despair' The Times

Review Text

'Deftly weaves themes of forgiveness, belief and spiritual regeneration....While other writers gnaw at violence, sexuality and rootless despair'

Review Quote

"Surely the best novel Terry Pratchett has ever written, and the best comedy" -John Clute, Interzone

Promotional "Headline"

The thirteenth Discworld novel.

Product Details

Author
Terry Pratchett
Year
2013
ISBN-10
0552167517
ISBN-13
9780552167512
Media
Book
Publication Date
2013-02-14
Pages
400
Publisher
Transworld Publishers Ltd
Subtitle
(Discworld Novel 13)
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Language
English
Residence
Somerset, ENK
Short Title
SMALL GODS
Series
Discworld Novels
Format
Paperback
Audience
General/Trade