This is a review of Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett that was on my old blog which I’m now reposting here. It’s surprisingly un-rambly. Enjoy!
Neil Gaiman is funny.
Terry Pratchett is funny
Put them together and what to you get? Explosive giggles in inappropriate situations that leave you cringing but undeterred. Warning: Do not open this book unless you’re alone. Or prepare yourself for angry glares (not that you’ll care) through the day.
The characters are just adorable. The story is arresting. You’ll speed through it and then berate yourself for having gone so fast. Then you’ll sleep hugging the book. It might get dog-eared. And covered in lipstick marks if you wear lipstick.
To sum up:
An awesome village gang headed by the coolest Antichrist ever? Check
A nun of the “chattering order” (Read the book! There’s an epic back-story.) who turns businessperson?
Fallen angel who owns a Bentley in which all music turns to Queen after a while, and who makes wearing sunglasses all the time actually seem cool? Check
Angel / rare book dealer who hates selling his books? Check
Read this book. And get ready for those stomach aches! And a world of fun. Enjoy.