Monday, August 19, 2013

Small Gods

Small Gods
by Terry Pratchett

This fantasy novel is part of Pratchett's Discworld series. It's not necessary to read them in order, but I got the feeling that the more of them you read the more they will make sense. While I could follow the plot, a number of things just seemed odd. I wasn't sure if I was missing some background information or if it is meant to seem random in a humorous way. This story follows Brutha who lives at the citadel in Omnia. The people of Omnia worship the great god Om. Whilst gardening Brutha encounters a talking tortoise, who only he can hear, who claims to be the great god Om. Why can only Brutha hear the tortoise? Is the tortoise really Om, and if it is why is he in the shape of a tortoise unlike the statues of him around the citadel? To find out and to follow Brutha on his adventure when someone discovers Om is speaking to him, you must read the book. I would recommend this to those who enjoy philosophical quandaries, fantasy novels, or books by British authors. If you like this, there are at present 39 books in the Discworld series, and a few have been made into movies. -- recommended by Kristen A. - Gere Branch Library  [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Hogfather By Terry Pratchett (DVD Hogfather).]

[Also available in book-on-cd format.]

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