What a surprise of a book! I was expecting the usual funny adventure but this is such a deep story that digs painfully into your beliefs. Why are there gods and prophets?
The main character goes through a journey of discovery in his own beliefs and certainties in life... obviously crossing seas and deserts.... to come out the other side a philosopher and a changed man.
this is a book that will.make you think a lot.
I liked it far more than the first time I've read it.
Brutha is not my favourite character, but he does grow on you while you're reading. Also Om gets better, and Vorbis is one of those really terrifying villains that Pterry writes so well.
Usual fantastic Terry Pratchett: intelligent, observant, thought provoking and terribly funny. I loved this book, which is among his most serious ones, along with Thud!. It's very intelligent and thought-provoking, and sad, in a way. It's a good story - as it always is with him - and it pokes fun at the narrow-minded, integralist mentality that often characterises ardent believers.
As somebody who is unconvinced by religion and still asks herself a lot of questions about it and how it should or should not relate to the world, I think this is an amazing book that should be read in schools, because it makes you think, really, without ever being boring, and it's a great story. Recommended!...Continua