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Witches Abroad (Discworld Novels)
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am 1. Juni 2013
Hier lernt man alles, was es über Religionen zu sagen gibt - Pratchett ist halt der Beste. Leider ist die Kindle-Version nicht schön umgesetzt - liest man eine der wichtigen Fußnoten, kommt man nicht mehr automatisch zum Text zurück, sondern muss die Stelle händisch wiederfinden.
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am 2. März 2017
Mal wieder ein tolles Buch von Terry Pratchett. Ich freue mich schon auf den nächsten Band. Die Hexen sind so lustig.
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am 1. Juni 2017
Top quality book.
I'm slowly replacing all my TP paperbacks with hardcovers.
I'm not going to add eight more words.
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am 18. Juni 1996
Quite simply, Terry Pratchett is the funniest man alive. However, his early books are somewhat coarse, and the later books may confused a newcomer.

Small Gods is an excellent starting point for anyone. The book has new characters, a new plot, and nothing is expected of the reader. Its a wonderful book that will explain everything for someone who's never ventured into the Discworld before. Its also one of the funniest texts around.

Small Gods is also a great books in its seriousness. The book takes a witty look at the perils of making religion too organized - in worshipping the Church rather than the God. It is a book you can read, then mull over for hours - if you didn't break up laughing every two minutes.
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am 14. September 1999
In „Small Gods", the young omnian novice Brutha leads a quiet and simple life in the service of the great god Om. Quiet and simple, that is, unitl the great god materializes in front of him (not as the raging bull he would have liked to be, but as a small turtle) and demands service from Brutha. But why is the great god a turtle? Well, because on the disc, the appearance in which a god can materialize is determined by the number of his believers. And the once-great Om has only one true believer left: Brutha. Oh, his church might be powerful and big, but its members tend to believe not in Om but in the priests and inquisitors who „represent" him. So Om has to get his believers back, before even Brutha deserts him, and he vanishes forever...
Once again, Terry Pratchett has combined comedy with philosophy. When reading about the omnian church, you just can't help being reminded of some of the churches in our corner of the multiverse. (Dies ist eine Amazon.de an der Uni-Studentenrezension.)
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am 31. Mai 2000
There are billions of gods in the world; they swarm as thick as flies. Most of them are too small to see & never get worshipped, at least by anything bigger than bacteria. Consider the tortoise & the eagle. The former, a ground-hugging creature with limited, immediate horizons & the latter, while living in high places, sits for hours surveying all until it spies the wobbling tortoise. If you've not dabbled in a Terry Pratchett yet, you are in for a treat. If you like your world turned topsy-turvy just to see what shakes out of your pockets of thoughts, get thee to this Terry Pratchett & chuckle. Ripping good stuff & utterly irreverent! END
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am 7. Juni 1999
So maybe I'm biased. I've read all Pratchett's book at least twice. I've got both of the map books, and I even met Pratchett for Gods sakes. But SMALL GODS is, and always will be, my favourite. It doesn't have as much of the in-your-face humour of some of the others in the series, or the sly digs to popular culture (Wyrd Sisters, Moving Pictures) but Small Gods is first and foremost, a satire. Personally, I believe this is where Pratchett hit his creative peak, when he had the perfect balance of characters, wit and imagination. Not to mention a real sense of danger - how many "humorists" can pull that off?
Don't think about it. Small Gods has something to say about belief, friendship, zealotry - the whole nine yards... Kevin Smith's new film DOGMA is trying to cover similar ground, but I doubt it'll be anywhere as insightful or entertaining as this.
Just get it... buy it now, on the cheap, and I'm Cutting Me Own Throat...
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am 11. September 1996
Terry Pratchett may have accomplished the miracle of going
from the ridiculous to the sublime, and back again. In fact,
he may be the best philosopher writing today.

Anyone familiar with Mr. Pratchett's other works knows he's
funny. _Small Gods_ is certainly funny. In a nutshell, it's
the story of a boy and his god. The problem
is, the Great God Om has become a small tortoise due to
the lack of faith of his worshipers. Instead of making divine
pronouncements and throwing fireballs, he's reduced to throwing
sparks and speaking in the mind of his only true believer,
a simple young man named Brutha. During their adventures, we get
to meet some of the best and worst denizens of the discworld,
and Pratchett airs some really thought-provoking theories of
the origins of the divine, the nature of belief, and the power
people have to shape the conditions in the world around them.

Of course, you don't have to buy into these crazy ideas. After
all, it's only a "light fantasy comedy" book. Right? RIGHT?

Seriously (or foolishly as the case may be) check this one out.
It's a rare book that makes you think while you're laughing
and laugh while you're thinking.
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Und am Ende dieser Reise trifft Esme Weatherwax auf eine Gegnerin, die ihr ebenbürtig sein könnte und muss sich ihr zu einem Endkampf über ein Mädchen und einen Frosch stellen. Und Nanny trifft zum ersten Mal Casanunda, den größten Liebhaber der Welt. Und so hat jeder sein Päckchen zu tragen um ein Volk davor zu retten in einer wahren Märchenwelt zu leben.

Alleine die Suche nach den versteckten Literaturhinweisen macht schon ziemlich viel Spaß, weil man sich selber beweisen kann, wie clever man ist. Der Rest ist Terry Pratchett und darum per definitionem gut. Man könnte meine, dass die Schreiber des Shrek-Drehbuchs sich von dieser Geschichte inspirieren ließen.
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am 18. August 1999
Now consider the eagle and the turtoise...
Young Brutha is one of many lesser members of the Omnian church, which is one out of many religions running rampant on the disc world, and has a rather noticeable similarity to the catholic church in the heighth of inquisition. Brutha is a rather simple boy: stupid, as he knows very well, and with an unquestionable believe in the Great God Om and his church. No rare characteristics, since idiots are ten a penny anywhere and the Omnian church has so many believers (some of them believing that this church as well as most of its priest is stark raving mad). So it is somewhat suprising, that when the great god Om decides to materialise on the disc world as a hige roaring bull with golden hooves and instead turns up as a small turtoise with one blind eye, out of all this believers Brutha is the only one who can hear his god talking, while all the others react mainly by saying "Oh, a turtoise, there is good eating at one of those"... Like most of Pratchetts books, this one is full of inventions, suprises, allusions and great fun, and like the others it is more than that. Under the cover of great entertainement there is a rich source of thoughts and insights. What is believe? How does a god gain power, and how does he loose it? Do people need gods or do gods need people? What is religion for? Are there really half a dozen fertility goddesses on disc world or is it just one with a lot of wigs? ("And of course it is amazing what you can do with a padded bra.") To me this is Pratchetts best book so far. Read it and find our for yourself, but beware, this book gets you hooked with less than the first two pages. (Dies ist eine Amazon.de an der Uni-Studentenrezension.)
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