Small Gods by Terry Pratchett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I'm upping my ranking from a four to a five just because this tickled me much better the second time around. :)
Re-read from about 15 years ago, and somehow more satisfying now than it was then. Why? Om... I don't know... :) Flying turtles kinda rock my world.
This is a total Moses coming out of the desert kind of tale, only the GREAT GOD OM is a tiny turtle with only one believer and the kid is kinda hopeless, but a god's gotta do what a god's gotta do. Get Believers. On DISCWORLD.
So yeah, it's kindof a mess, traveling from the city of believers who don't believe in anything, to the city of philosophers who believe in ignorance, to the deep desert where there are a bunch of destitute almost-ex-gods who've seen much, much better days.
The humor is the best part. Of course. I mean, it IS Pratchett.
So glad I got to re-read this one in particular. Religion has a really huge target painted on its back. And people. Especially people. :)
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