Brutha è il Prescelto. Il suo dio gli ha parlato, sebbene, ehm, sotto forma di tartaruga. Brutha è un ragazzo semplice. Non sa leggere. Non sa scrivere. È bravino a coltivare i meloni. E i suoi desideri sono pochi e ragionevoli. Vuole rovesciare una tentacolare Chiesa corrotta. Vuole evitare un’orribile e sanguinosa guerra santa. Vuole fermare la persecuzione di un filosofo che ha avuto il coraggio di suggerire che, contrariamente al dogma della Chiesa, Mondo Disco fluttua davvero nello spazio sul dorso di una gigantesca tartaruga. (Il che è vero, ma la Quisizione non ha nessuna intenzione di ammetterlo...) Lui vuole la pace, la giustizia e l’amore fraterno. Lui vuole che la Quisizione smetta di torturarlo, adesso, per favore. Ma, soprattutto, ciò che vuole davvero, più di ogni altra cosa, è che il suo dio elegga un altro Prescelto...
«Pratchett è ormai andato oltre i confini del fantasy umoristico e deve essere riconosciuto come uno dei più notevoli scrittori satirici di lingua inglese.»
- ISBN: 8850229232
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 350
This was the first Pratchett book I read, and I'm glad of it. While it has the humor and satire that is inherent in all of the Discworld books, it also has something else - something to say. It was evident, even from the first time I read this book, that Pratchett had put some real heavy thinking in Leggi tutto
One of Pratchett’s best Discworld novels. Pratchett delivers a brilliant parody of religion in this early (the 13th) standalone. In the land of Omnia, the great god Om is worshiped and all who don’t are subject to the Quisition – a satire of the political/theological Inquisition. His high priest Vorb Leggi tutto
Bulgarian review below/Ревюто на български е по-долу“YOU HAVE PERHAPS HEARD THE PHRASE, he said, THAT HELL IS OTHER PEOPLE?”“Yes. Yes, of course.”Death nodded.“IN TIME, he said, YOU WILL LEARN THAT IT IS WRONG.” It makes you contemplate so many things. Beyond religion too. There were so many passages Leggi tutto
So this is book 13 in my continuing monthly saga of reading all the Discworld novels. And what a good entry in the saga this was. (As an aside i am a little behind in my reading timetable, as I was meant to finish this in January. My challenge shows me ahead, but that is only because I listened to a Leggi tutto
The high and mighty Om , has been stuck as a tortoise for over three years now. Odd really that this should happen with a country full of zealous believers at His disposal. They're devout enough to wage war in His name. At the same time, they seem to have trouble hearing His request for more lettuce Leggi tutto
One of the Discworld novels that doesn't belong to any character sub-series, Small Gods is nevertheless one of the best ones I've read so far. Terry Pratchett was a humanist. That is to say, he wasn't religious. He apparently distinguished between religion (as in: religious institutions such as The C Leggi tutto
Winning in Heaven Pratchett at his theological best: there are many gods, varying in size and power depending on the numbers who believe in them. The obvious theological/economic issue which then arises is 'How does a small god survive?' Stiff competition calls for creative solutions.
The trouble with being a god is that you've got no one to pray to. What good is being a god when you're stuck in the body of a lowly tortoise, and your only follower is an uneducated melon-hoer? Yep, it sucks to be Om. Now, imagine poor Brutha's disappointment. One day he's quietly minding his melons, Leggi tutto
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 Leggi tutto
My second read and I like it even more. This extremely cleaver religious satire is one of the top Pratchett's work as organized religion becomes target of his wit and cynicism.
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