wurdnurd, February 18, 2010 (view all comments by wurdnurd)
Thoughtful, satirical and profound, Pratchett casts a lovingly critical eye on all aspects of religion, including piety, conversion and even atheism. This call to examine the ways and means of humanly-developed belief structures should be added to the reading lists of every comparative religions, theology, philosophy and world studies class. I especially love casting Om as a turtle, though Pratchett’s obvious exclusion of females as a whole (except for Brutha’s influential though long-passed Grandmother) is less endearing.
by Harper Collins,
Lost in the chill deeps of space between the galaxies, it sails on forever, a flat, circular world carried on the back of a giant turtle—
—a land where the unexpected can be expected. Where the strangest things happen to the nicest people. Like Brutha, a simple lad who only wants to tend his melon patch. Until one day he hears the voice of a god calling his name. A small god, to be sure. But bossy as Hell.
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