Just finished Small Gods...

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Just finished Small Gods...

Postby SwordfishTrombone » Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:56 pm

Wow. Amazing book. A perfect balance of philosophy, plot and humour.

Being new to Terry and starting at Mort on the advice of a Pratchett loving friend, I can honestly see Terry improving as the Discworld series progresses.

Withes Abroad and Small Gods have been by far, in terms of narrative, the strongest so far. I liked Mort, Sourcery and Pyramids but I feel Small Gods really demonstrates his ability to tell a good story and load it with interesting ideas and questions.

I start Lord and Ladies tonight...
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Re: Just finished Small Gods...

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:03 am

Oh good. Another fan of Pyramids. That makes 3 of us!!
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Re: Just finished Small Gods...

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:08 pm

You can add me to that list Bouncy, it was in my top 5 but has slipped a bit to 6/ 7th. :)
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Re: Just finished Small Gods...

Postby raisindot » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:44 pm

SwordfishTrombone, you might want to visit the Small Gods discussions here. There's a lot of great insights over what it all means, Pterry's views of religion, and how (at least from my POV), Small Gods marks the 'transition' from Pterry as a writer of funny comic fantasy books to someone who is able to bring far more profound ideas into his narrative as he purposefully begins to flesh out the world he has created. Lords and Ladies is a great book to read after Small Gods, since it was his next work, and moves the narrative milleau of the witches' stories to a deeper meaning as well.
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Re: Just finished Small Gods...

Postby michelanCello » Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:58 pm

Small Gods is one of my favorites! :D
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Re: Just finished Small Gods...

Postby author3 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:49 pm

Is Brutha in Small Gods or Pyramids :oops: I can't remember.Whichever one he's in I love that book :D
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Re: Just finished Small Gods...

Postby pip » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:51 pm

Hes in Small gods :D
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Re: Just finished Small Gods...

Postby author3 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:08 pm

pip wrote:Hes in Small gods :D

Good then Small Gods is my second favorite book after The Truth :D
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Re: Just finished Small Gods...

Postby PyscoFalcon » Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:32 am

I Smite thee!! :mrgreen:

I love Small Gods - fav book. I mean who can not love a tiny turtle trying to smite people? :)
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Re: Just finished Small Gods...

Postby Thales of Miletus » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:09 pm

SwordfishTrombone wrote:I liked Mort, Sourcery and Pyramids but I feel Small Gods really demonstrates his ability to tell a good story and load it with interesting ideas and questions.


I always saw Pyramids as precursor to Small Gods, with the latter taking the same and similar themes to a more epic - and better written - level.

"There's very good eating on one of these, you know." :D
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