for lb ~ tasting my keepers: ‘good omens’

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

This is actually my poor, bashed up copy. Looks like it’s been re-read a couple of times, doesn’t it? LOL.

The Blurb:

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.

Why I bought it:

I was in my late teens. Way, way, way too long ago to remember.

Dislike/like (ending on a high note):

Dislike~ If you are conservative you will not like this as it is a parodic approach to Armageddon. Stay far, far away.

Like~ Take an Angel and a Demon, who are (kind of) friends and are not too sure they really want the world to end, and a Boy, who is the Antichrist and has grown up without angelic and demonic influences to become Human, and you will have Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett at their satirical finest. You will die from laughter.

Dislike~ There are lot of sub-plots going on in this book. They all come together to a satisfying conclusion, but it may be confusing at times.

Like~ The ending consists of various scenes involving the main protags of the story. My absolute favourite is the discussion between Aziraphale (Angel) and Crowley (Demon) and the meaning of whole event. It is very, very clever.

So, what I think:

This is one of my DIKs. Now you know. 🙂

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‘Tasting’ is my version of a mini-review where I talk a (very) little about what I liked and disliked about a book as well as who I think the story will appeal to. Oh, and I’ve added a bit about why I picked up the book in the first place – sometimes this can be interesting to know.

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2 Responses to for lb ~ tasting my keepers: ‘good omens’

  1. Tam says:

    Well, I’m recommending your books to other. 🙂 So if they hate them its not my fault right? Someone else said they love this book. (rhoddy01)http://puntabulous.com/2009/03/26/what-ive-been-watching/Ummm, by the time you read this there could be lots of crap on the thread if we get carried away, just ignore that.

  2. Kris says:

    Yeah, yeah. I saw how you blamed me. ::coughcowcough:: LB loved this one too. She commented on the Terry Pratchett post about it. 🙂

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