Finished listening to Small Gods yesterday, ended up liking it a lot more than I thought I would. The “one shot” kind of Discworld novels are often hit-or-miss for me, Pyramids was OK (I have a hard time with the Pyramid magic/time warping effect idk why), but I’m very biased towards the main three groups (Witches, Wizards, Watch). And Death. Always Death.
A more in-depth review is needed and I’m not intelligent enough to do so/ finally completing my loan exit survey makes me want to run into traffic, I’m not wonderfully mentally stable at the moment. But I really liked how he wrote about religious institutions and the people behind them, the power people in roles of authority have when acting in a gods name, philosophy and technology falling into the hands of “good” and “evil”, the nature of gods, etcetcetc. It was all really well done in my opinion, which counts for nothing but oh well. And imagining a really pissed off god in the little body of a tortoise cursing everyone was hilarious.
I kept expecting Brutha to be swallowed by a whale when they were on the ocean but maybe that would have been too obvious.