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WBW Book Corner: Good Omens

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According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.

So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.

And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .

This book is what happens when you let your two favorite authors join forces to create one piece of art! A masterpiece! This book had me giggling and chuckling away from start to finish!

Combining Neil Gaiman’s brilliant ability of writing all things god-like and deity, along with Terry Pratchett’s brilliant ability of creating the most insane characters and brilliant odd quips!

While I did very much enjoy the book, I found the quantity of characters almost distracting. I felt I was being flung from scene to scene, each one a different set of characters, with different scenarios, followed by the two different writing styles, while it was a great collaboration, the flow of writing just wasn’t there. I could tell I was being flung from one writer to another.

My favorite characters were the Them. Their little adventure being more than themselves was brilliant, and their little quips and remarks on what they thought of stuff and the world was priceless! Another favorite were the four wannabe horsemen, and their consistent changing of names trying to figure what horseman suited them best.

Good Omens reminded me of a fusion between Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a Bit of Fry and Laurie, and Monty Python. Is this a good thing? Yes and no. Yes because all these things in their own right are amazing, but all together you kinda find yourself getting all muddled up along the way.

I give this book 3/5 Stars!

Tune in Next Week for the next WBW Book Corner Review of J. R. R. Tolkien’s THE HOBBIT!

 

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