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Submitted by Berni Armstrong
(Nov 22, 2004)
The novels in the discworld series work best when Pratchett's satirical edge is at its sharpest. In "Small Gods", he has honed his sardonic scythe to the point where it can split the finest hairs.
The subject of the novel is the power of belief and the contradictions that the phenomenon of faith raise within the believer and beyond. The parallels with Catholicism are indeed notable, but if that were all there were here it would be a poor piece indeed. Instead, we have a thorough exploration of what it means to believe, what the consequences would be if gods ever really did exist, a treatise on the fickle nature of human believers… and a whole lot more.
Furthermore, the plot hangs together rather better and more memorably than some of the other books in the series and the characters live on in your mind long after the last page has been closed. I shall never look at a tortoise in the same way ever again!
Submitted by Anonymous
(Sep 16, 2002)
These books are amazing, I could barely put them down. The trilogy consists of three books all equal in length. The first is Truckers where we follow Masklin and his friends on a journey of the outside world. The next is Diggers where we follow them on another journey, to where? I cannot say, I dont want to spoil it for you. The last one is Wings, the last one in a trilogy of suspense, comedy and adventure. I would recommend these to anyone of any age group because they are easy to understand. Believe me once you start you just cant stop.