REVIEW

Small Gods, Terry Pratchett

Review Written By
Karen Chisholm

Brutha is the Chosen One. His god has spoken to him, admittedly while currently in the shape of a tortoise.

Discworld does religion and it does it with style, panache, some affection, a lot of tongue in cheek, plenty of skewering and some subtly pointed out absurdities.

 

 

 

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ISBN
B0000W6SOA
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Book Number (in series)
13
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Brutha is the Chosen One. His god has spoken to him, admittedly while currently in the shape of a tortoise.

Brutha is a simple lad. He can't read. He can't write. He's pretty good at growing melons. And his wants are few.

He wants to overthrow a huge and corrupt church. He wants to prevent a horribly holy war. He wants to stop the persecution of a philosopher who has dared to suggest that, contrary to the Church's dogma, the Discworld really does go through space on the back of an enormous turtle. (Which is true, but when has that ever mattered?) He wants peace and justice and brotherly love. He wants the Inquisition to stop torturing him now, please.

But most of all, what he really wants, more than anything else, is for his god to choose someone else... 

Review Small Gods, Terry Pratchett
Karen Chisholm
Friday, May 15, 2020

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