Small Gods

Mar. 29th, 2006 01:40 am
peck72: (Books rule)
I've really enjoyed Radio 4's production of 'Small Gods'. For those of you who don't know the story, it is about a novice called Brutha, a member of the Omnian church,  who finds the great god Om in his vegtable patch trapped in the body of a tortoise. Brutha then comes to the attention of Deacon Vorbis and becomes embroiled in his plans to expand the church's empire and to put himself at the top of it.
It has been abridged well (although the ending seemed a little rushed) and is very well performed. For anyone who likes Terry Pratchett, and for those who've never heard of him, it is well worth a listen.
To this end here are parts one and two for you.
I'm only going to put these two up for now as uploading is taking forever (they are 27.4Mb each and last about 30 minutes) and I don't know if anyone out there is actually interested in getting them. If you nab them then let me know in the comments and I'll post the other two parts. The links are only going to be live for 7 days or 25 downloads (whichever comes first) so don't hang around.
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There hasn't been too much to blog about recently since I've spent the last week or so suffering from a lurgie (is that how you spell it?) that hasn't got bad enough to take time off work but is bad enough to not be easily ignorable. So I've been living on throat sweets, occasionally trying to hack up a lung and not doing much else, great huh.

But anyway, Radio Four are running a dramatisation of Terry Pratchett's 'Small Gods'. It follows the story of Novice Brutha, a follower of the Great God Om, who finds his god has incarnated itself as a tortoise and now can't change back. It's never been my favourite book of Terry's (I was a fairly new christian when I first read it and I think I prickled a bit at the thought of jokes about my new beliefs ) but it has grown on me the more I've read it.The second episode is available on listen again (at the moment anyway) but it looks like the first one has been taken down. If anyone would like to hear it though let me know and I'll put it up somewhere for download (and the rest if wanted) as I've been instructed in the ways of saving such things by the ever helpful Andy. Many thanks, Andy.


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