Good Omens

Good Omens – Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

I decided that Neil Gaiman is worth two novels this year. Good Omens was the choice because its considered something of a cult classic. I also like Terry Pratchett which also helps because the’s the other author.

The novel is mostly about the prevention of the apocalypse by an angel and a demon  Aziraphale and Crowley. Crowley the demon is in my opinion the better of the two because he is tired of peoples shenanigans, of which I can relate. Crowley and the angel fight like a married couple and the scene where they are having tea in a dusty old bookshop shows old friendships as they really should be.

Then there is the small matter of the possible antichrist, his 4 mates and his hell hound called dog. All of which becomes curious when you realise they arent old enough to do anything much without their parents.

The book rolls along in the funny and sort of conversational way you’d expect from the two authors. There were some slow bits with 4 actual bikers and a witch hunter general who takes himself waaay too seriously.

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