Sunday, August 28, 2011

Book Review: Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett


Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Rating: 4/5

I thoroughly enjoyed this humours tale of the initiation of the apocalypse, yes, the world ending, all is lost, apocalypse - but with jazz hands! This was my first Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett book and if this book is a good representation of their story telling abilities two words come to mind - British and Funny. As a fan of British humor, which I don't think many American always get (its just so dry and subtle) I was very entertained, I didn't necessarily laugh out loud, but I did (often) chuckle in my head. The story flowed well with the anticipation of how the world would end building with each chapter. The ending was... well, it was okay. I won't say too much to reveal what happened but I was neither disatisfied or overly satisfied with it. Oh yeah, I hear that the book is in the works to be a TV miniseries and well, that would be utterly fun. One last thing - I loved the character Crowley and wanted more of him... perhaps a prequel about his time through history or something.

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