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Small Gods Terry Pratchett

Small Gods By Terry Pratchett

Small Gods by Terry Pratchett


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Summary

In such a competitive environment, it's certainly not helpful to be reduced to appearing 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: for the Great God Om, Brutha the novice is the Chosen One - or at least the only One available.

Small Gods Summary

Small Gods: a graphic novel adaptation of the bestselling Discworld novel from the inimitable Sir Terry Pratchett by Terry Pratchett

Fans of Sir Terry Pratchett will love this stunning graphic novel adaptation of his bestselling standalone Discworld novel Small Gods. Beautifully brought to life by illustrator Ray Friesen, it takes a close look at religion's institutions, its people, its practices and its role in politics in Pratchett's unique way...

'An intriguing satire on institutionalized religion corrupted by power...' -
Independent
'Deftly weaves themes of forgiveness, belief and spiritual regeneration' - The Times
'I loved this book. I wish it could go on and on and on because it was so enjoyable to read. I wish more books are like this one' - ***** Reader review
'A modern masterpiece of storytelling and art' - ***** Reader review
'An absolute must' - ***** Reader review
'So much fun! They really bring the characters to life' - ***** Reader review

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'You should do things because they're right. Not because gods say so. They might say something different another time.'

In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was: 'Hey, you!' This is the Discworld, after all, and religion is a controversial business.

Everyone has their own opinion, and indeed their own gods, of every shape and size, and all elbowing for space at the top.

So when the great god Om accidentally manifests himself as a lowly tortoise, stripped of all divine power, it's clear he's become less important than he realised.

In such instances, you need an acolyte, and fast. Enter Brutha, the Chosen One - or at least the only One available. He wants peace, justice and love - but that's hard to achieve in a world where religion means power, and corruption reigns supreme . . .

Small Gods Reviews

'Deftly weaves themes of forgiveness, belief and spiritual regeneration....While other writers gnaw at violence, sexuality and rootless despair'-The Times

'An intriguing satire on institutionalized religion corrupted by power, crackling with one-liners while obliquely suggesting that maybe gods are only as powerful as the beliefs of their followers'-Independent

'Spectacular inventiveness make the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction'-Mail on Sunday

About Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett (Author)
Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books which have sold over 100 million copies worldwide. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. He was awarded a knighthood for services to literature in 2009, although he always wryly maintained that his greatest service to literature was to avoid writing any.

www.terrypratchettbooks.com

Ray Friesen (Illustrator)
Ray Friesen was nominated for the Ignatz Award for Most Promising New Talent during his first year of cartooning professionally, but has no knighthood yet. He lives with his wife and child in California, dispensing justice and mostly accurate baking advice.

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9780857522962
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Small Gods: a graphic novel adaptation of the bestselling Discworld novel from the inimitable Sir Terry Pratchett by Terry Pratchett
New
Hardback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
20160728
128
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