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"Small Gods" Terry Pratchett Essay

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Book Review on "Small Gods" - Terry PratchettBrutha finds his god, Om as a tortoise and he tries to make everyone else see that it is the god, but Brutha's country, Omnia, goes to war with Ephebe about what shape the world is. Vorbis a high inquisitor on Omnia got badly injured in the fight and gets lost in the desert alone; Brutha goes back to Omnia with Om but looses him. Om finds in the desert a palace which was a place for the gods and he settles down there to stay with all the other gods. Brutha finds Vorbis and takes him back to Omnia when he gets there he becomes a high priest and then Vorbis dies at a very old age making Brutha a inquisitor and then he changes all the rules in Omnia ...view middle of the document...

He was the chosen one chosen by the great god Om as he was the only one who really believed in him rather than believing in the cathedral which Om said was what all the others believed in. Brutha didn't like the way the inquisitors ran Omnia as they would torture people who committed a sin which he thought was a bit too violent.Vorbis - A high ranked inquisitor who loved Omnia and torturing people, he was an old man with grey eyes and a strange sense to know what people are thinking.Didactylos - A very cheap philosopher with the right idea to what shape the world is, all the other philosophers thought the world was flat and it was on a turtle's back and it rode through the universeUrn - Didactylos's helper and friend who mixed mechanics with philosophy, Brutha meets him in Ephebe.The great god Om - The god Om himself, in turtle form a very funny character with an attitude of steel letting no-one offend him even though they couldn't hear him.Personally I would have to say that the ending was a great surprise as Om stayed with all the other gods and Brutha died which is very unusual in a book, I found it a very big surprise but it did finish the book as you don't know what happened to Omnia after Brutha and Vorbis died or how it was run which did make it very exciting.The dialogue in the book was quite good but sometimes was quite confusing as there were some words which you would...

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