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Small Gods by Terry Pratchett
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May 15, 2012

really liked it
Read in June, 2012

You see, in order to enjoy Pratchett's book, one has to have really good association skill. The fun and joy in reading his books comes not so much from the story-line itself, but from how much general knowledge the reader have in order to know what the story is actually talking about, for example, in this book, lots of association is needed, such as when the tortoise god remarked that he didn't quite know whether he was a god who was turned into a tortoise or whether he was actually a tortoise thinking he's god. I guess many people have a hard time associating this sentence with Chuang Tse, the ancient Chinese philosopher who posed the same question.
I guess that's why many people find reading Pratchett's book frustrating cuz they are just plain weird sometimes in a weird way.

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Terry Pratchett
“Fear is a strange soil. It grows obedience like corn, which grow in straight lines to make weeding easier. But sometimes it grows the potatoes of defiance, which flourish underground.”
Terry Pratchett, Small Gods

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