Interesting Readings - Fantasy - August

For the end of the month we will read Small Gods by Terry Pratchett. 

Lost in the chill deeps of space between the galaxies, the Discworld 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.

Brutha and Om follow a Pratchett tradition of teaming a wide-eyed innocent with a cynical curmudgeon, and watching as the two personalities eventually meet in the middle ("Om, bumping along in Brutha's pack, began to feel the acute depression that steals over every realist in the presence of an optimist"). Brutha is a true believer in the face of pure evil, and it's this innocence/ignorance that allows him to survive. Om is a perpetually pissed-off little dude, angry at his new lot in life, and unsure how to get his powers back. All he knows is that Brutha is his only hope, for Brutha is the only one that can truly hear him. Their joint quest is a joy to follow.

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  • Gwen W.

    Really enjoyed Small Gods!

    August 30, 2013

  • Dawn

    Good book. Great discussion.

    August 29, 2013

  • Iva L.

    I'm going to be a little late but I'll be there :)

    August 29, 2013

    • Iva L.

      Achhhh... I hate getting caught up in stuff... I'm not going to make it :(

      August 29, 2013

  • Mike K.

    My schedule changed, so I'm going to miss this one. Too bad to, Small Gods is my favorite of the standalone Discworld books.

    August 29, 2013

  • Kevin S.

    Sorry, can't make this one. See you all in September.

    August 29, 2013

  • Sharon Bernecki D.

    Just moved into our new house, we had an immediate plumbing leak and flooded basement, and the semester just started, so it's a bit too hectic for me to get time to read this week. See you for SciFi next time.

    August 26, 2013

    • Gwen W.

      Oh no! Sorry to hear that!

      August 26, 2013

  • Stephanie

    I'm a solid maybe

    August 7, 2013

  • Andrew

    Damn.... Going to go see Ghostbusters at the Movie Tavern that night

    August 7, 2013

  • Juli

    Came home last night and started American Gods. Good read! This one will be fun. I've read a lot of Terry Pratchett.

    1 · August 2, 2013

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