Small Gods (Discworld #13)

Terry Pratchett
Reading Order: Book 4
Categories: 2019, Stuart Browning
Pages: 400
Suggested By: The Original Manchester Book Group
Date Started: January 8, 2019
Date Finished: January 16, 2019
Reason Book was Chosen: This book was chosen by The Original Manchester Book Group for discussion at our February 2019 meeting. This was selected from the genre "Novels with a Religious Theme".
My Thoughts

Small Gods is the thirteenth of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels, published in 1992.  It tells the origin of the god Om, and his relations with his prophet, the reformer Brutha. In the process, it satirises religious institutions, people, and practices, and the role of religion in political life.

I’ve only read two Pratchett books prior to this;  The Truth (Discworld #25 published in 2000, read in 2014) and The Carpet People (his debut novel published in 1971, non-Discworld, read in 2010) both of which I enjoyed.  It’s not that I didn’t want to read any of his works it was more of a case that I knew I’d like them and I was daunted by the number of novels he’s produced.

I found this satire on Organised Religions hilarious, Terry had such a comedic mind his storytelling is just something to behold.  I definitely want to read more of his work, hence why The Colour of Magic (Discworld #1) is on this year’s reading list.

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