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Me 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 appear So this is book 13 in my continuing monthly saga of reading all the Discworld novels And what a good entry in the saga this wasAs an aside i am a little behind in my reading timetable as I was meant to finish this in January My challenge shows me ahead but that is only because I listened to a number of Agatha Christie dramatisations whilst my wife and I were decorating painting inside the houseAnyway back to Small Gods This is in someway slightly different to most of the other Discworld novels I have read so far in my humble opinion Most all ? of the previous reads have involved some sort of parody of Earth culture in some fashion or another This whilst all about religion which is of course a major part of Earth's culture doesn't really parody at all which may be a good thing 😊This book is based on the wonderful premiss that a God is view spoiler only as powerful omnipotent as the number of believers heshe has not followers but true believers Hmmm I wonder what that would do to Earth religions? So when a God that at one point was probably First or even Premier League football soccer sorry analogy falls on hard times in terms of believers in fact falls on SUCH hard times that he is only left with ONE believer tries to make a comeback well chaos ensues That is the normal Sir Terry Discworld chaos that ensues hide spoiler

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Small GodsIng 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 uestio 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 theologicaleconomic issue which then arises is 'How does a small god survive?' Stiff competition calls for creative solutions

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Small Gods reader ô Read å Just because you can't explain it doesn't mean it's a miracle' Religion is a controversial business in the Discworld Everyone has their own opinion and indeed their own gods Who come 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 helJust because you can't explain it doesn't mean it's a miracle' Religion is a controversial business in the Discworld Everyone has their own opinion and indeed their own gods Who co One of Pratchett’s best Discworld novelsPratchett 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 uisition – a satire of the politicaltheological Inuisition His high priest Vorbis controls all with fear of holy retributionBut 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 himself stuck in the shape of a tortoise Seems no one actually believes in him The citizens of Omnia are fearful of his autocratic sect that him as a godWhile Neil Gaiman explored this theme better in his archetypal novel American Gods Pratchett also has some fun with the idea that a god exists because of the number of people who believe In Small Gods only lowly novice Brutha truly believes in Om and Pratchett fashions a story around the strange relationship between the twoFeaturing Pratchett’s signature humor and superb writing Discworld fans will also enjoy time with Lu Tze The Librarian Death very likable protagonist Brutha and the introduction of the Diogenes like philosopher Didactylos This scathing satire on religion is one of his darker Discworld outings but also one of his best