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Gezemice
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Small Gods is one of my favorites from Pratchett. He takes on religion and beliefs, and the difference between them. In a country dedicated to the god Om, when Om actually shows up as a tortoise, he finds only one true believer - Brutha, the naive novice who believes everything he is told - until he learns - and with knowledge and belief, he changes the world. One of the best, funniest, most insightful and most human books from Sir Terry.

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I‘ll admit it took a bit for this one to get going for me, a lot of new characters, only brief cameos of a few we know, BUT I really loved this one once it got going. A great story that will make you think of “organized religion” verses faith in a completely different (but sadly true) way, Pratchett as always pokes at the sacred and reveals the inconsistencies of humanity.

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Another #SeriesRead @TheSpineView

JCPaulk Still my favorite Pratchett 4d
TheSpineView 🤩🤩🤩 4d
Gezemice This is one of my favorites. Spot on, and so many funny bits. The characters are a delight too, especially Brutha. 4d
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gossamerchild
Lords and Ladies | Terry Pratchett
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Book mail! 😁😍🤩😳

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gossamerchild
Only You Can Save Mankind | Terry Pratchett
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Meh. Definitely NOT my favorite Pratchett. I'm chalking this up to it being dated, because there were several cringe inducing moments. This is the September book for the #OokBOokClub, though, so I'll save more of my comments for that discussion :-)

#pratchettposse #terrypratchett #epicbuddyread

CarolynM I think it probably is dated. I remember reading it when it first came out and being delighted by the fact he was writing about a game I'd been playing (very badly) - and that was a long, long time ago! 1w
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julesG
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Hello friends! Open discussion is in the FOLLOWING POST marked as a spoiler. Find the #SmallGods post & tap "show me" on the spoiler tag to join in the discussion. Join in whenever you can! Today. Tomorrow. Next month! The post will always be up so just tag each other & we'll jump in to discuss with you. Feel free to chat about anything!

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Welcome to the #OokBOokClub open discussion for #SmallGods! Feel free to discuss anything! Don't forget to tag each other in the comments so your friends can see your reply. Have fun!

#SirTerryPratchett #TerryPratchett #PratchettPosse #ReadAlong #EpicBuddyRead #Discworld

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m just at the beginning of this one, I‘m a bit behind. 2w
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julesG @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I'm sure you'll catch up soon. 2w
Iblu I loved it. The way he portrays religion and the absurdities of some of them as they get interpreted by mankind. Surprised there was not a single female character. Loved Didaktylos (excuse my spelling, I listened to this book) and Forbes was a formidable character. The librarian from Unseen University making an appearance!!!! 2w
julesG @Iblu You've summed up my thoughts! Shame there wasn't any female character, apart from Brutha's mentioned grandmother. I would have liked to see Pratchett's take on a matriarchal religion. Does him omitting female characters/gods mean he didn't have anything sarcastic to say about them? 😁 I truly love how he described the absurdities of religion. Lu-Tze was cute, and it's the first book featuring him. PS: Vorbis and Didactylos 😉 2w
Iblu @julesG thanks for the spelling!! I‘m curious, is Lu-Tze a returning character then? I wonder whether the omission of references to matriarchal religion was a kind of admission of a difference and possibly perceived superiority? I‘m not equipped to really say they are better but maybe someone can shed a little light? 2w
julesG @Iblu Yup, Lu-Tze will return. But not sure in which book. He's like the librarian, shows up now and then. 2w
TheSpineView I felt like Pratchett was poking fun at the way humans try to quantify a God and not just poking at religion as a whole. 1w
khooliha It was very weird to revisit this book and see how much of the "taking on characteristics of the shape your inhabiting" rubbed off on the kind of story I like to tell. As for the book itself, I wish there was more to Brutha, I guess. 1w
DrexEdit I did enjoy this book and was doing all these “Ha!“ and “Too Right!“ and “snort!“ comments throughout. But, it seemed to me that Sir Terry bit off a bit too much to chew with this. He's taking on religion, philosophy, ethics, morality, and grandmothers! So I guess my take, on my first read through this, is that although all the story parts worked together, I still got the sense that it was 2 or 3 stories mashed together. Anybody else think that? 1w
julesG @DrexEdit Too Right! 😁 1w
Gezemice I am still working on it, but this is my second read. I read this before I read other Discworld books and I loved it. Revisiting, still so true, but I can appreciate the Pratchettian wit more. Those observations of religion are so astute. In this whole city devoted to a God there is only one true believer? 1w
Gezemice @Iblu Lu-Tze features prominently in Thief of Time. 1w
Gezemice @DrexEdit He always had 2-3 stories going. That‘s just how he operates. I personally enjoy the writing and characters the most - the stories are a hit or miss. 1w
gossamerchild This is absolutely one of my favorites. I feel bad I missed it on this go around, but I'll try to get back to it and actually comment something other than the same thing I always comment :-D 1w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Finally finished! It took me a bit to sink into this one, but I loved it. I was still waiting for the lion to show up at the ending though! 4d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Gezemice That was one of the best observances about religion I thought, a whole city based on a faith, but only one true believer....the rest all going along so they could use the religion to justify whatever they wanted. Sad, but another one of those sadly very true things. 4d
Gezemice @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yeah, Pratchett is so good at pointing out the corruption of system, but he does it on a nice, kind way - somehow he is always like, well, that‘s just how things are, and perfectly normal people can do perfectly evil things. Like when the inquisitors all have mugs like “world‘s best dad” and they take up a collection when someone retires. 4d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Gezemice Yes! That was another great bit! 4d
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
August Heat | William Fryer Harvey
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emz711 Wow! 3w
TheHeartlandBookFairy Awesome job! 3w
TheSpineView Great job! 🤩 3w
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Gezemice 6 buddy reads! Lol I can‘t keep up with 2! 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Gezemice #StarWarsBuddyRead (Solo), plus the #BBBBC (Sleeping Giants), ShakespeareBuddyRead (Merry Wives of Windsor), and PratchettPosse (Witches Abroad) which you read too. The other too were for a Litsy Postal Mark Up group I signed up for last year, and we picked to send and mark up nonfiction reads, we enjoyed it so we did it again this summer (Down Girl, and The Pun Also Rises were ones, the others in this rotation where The World Without... 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa ...Us, and No Apparent Distress). I enjoyed them all for different reasons, so far it‘s always been a good eclectic mix 2w
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Witches Abroad | Terry Pratchett, Terence David John Pratchett
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Here it is @julesG Can you even imagine? 🙈🤣. Those should have been compiled into a book!

charl08 Marvellous. 1mo
Lizpixie Oh that would‘ve been fabulous! #bugger #TeamNannyOgg 1mo
julesG @Lizpixie Indeed! Would have made a great book. 1mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
Witches Abroad | Terry Pratchett, Terence David John Pratchett
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A fun story of my favorite ladies on the Disc, this time tracking a fairy godmother gone astray through some serious fairy tales, fractured one by one by the traveling Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg

I‘m a bit behind on this one for book club, but still a fun read
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And one more #SeriesRead completed with @TheSpineView

TheSpineView 😃 1mo
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Witches Abroad | Terry Pratchett, Terence David John Pratchett
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When you‘re reading your way through the Histories of Middle Earth with the #YearOfTolkien #LOTRHistory group and your other read for #PratchettPosse #OokBOokClub throws in a gollum reference.

Small book world! #BookSynchronicity

And honestly, the witches are smart.😉😂

Daisey This is a great reference! They seem to be everywhere lately. I even stumbled across one in my current YA read today. (edited) 1mo
jillrhudy Adore, adore, adore 🥰🥰🥰 1mo
JazzFeathers Fantastic! I need to read more Pratchett. I'm intrigued by the Night Watch series. I read the first book and l liked it (even in ltalian, though l think Pratchett needs to be read in the original form). But l hear the Witches are particularly outstanding. 1mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JazzFeathers I started with an offshoot of the witches.... Tiffany Aching, which is a YA Pratchett and feel in love there, so the witches have always been my favorite. 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey I think because we are steeped in Tolkien at the moment, we are noticing them even more often. 1mo
Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa You may have a point there. I do think I‘ve become more attuned with more reading, but I also think I‘ve been lucky in a good selection of books currently. Another one today in 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey That one‘s on my list to read yet too, I was hoping to read it with the group, but at the rate I‘m going it won‘t happen until next year. Oh well, so many books, not enough time!🤷‍♀️ 1mo
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