I enjoyed American Gods so much that I wanted to read more Neil Gaiman. When looking for his books, I found one he co-wrote with Terry Pratchett. I adore Terry Pratchett. So this weeks book is:

Good Omens

By Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

Review in one sentence: An angel and demon join forces to divert Armageddon, with hilarious consequences.

So the joke goes like this: an angel and a demon walk into a bar…they keep walking into the same places again and again, they keep running into each other over the centuries, they become friends, they enjoy living the quiet life among the best and worst of humanity, they are both happy…until the AntiChrist is born and Armageddon looms in the near future.

This hilarious look at religion asks the question, “Hey, we are just different sides of the same coin, why can’t we just get along?’

I was reminded of the Kevin Smith movie “Dogma” while reading this book. I am a huge fan of that movie.

The book itself is a bit more Terry Pratchett than Neil Gaiman, but there are a few parts (mostly ones that include maggots) that are very dark and very Neil. In fact the angel kind of reminds me of Terry, and the demon kind of reminds me of Neil. You can tell they definitely had fun writing this book.

Also for Terry Pratchett fans, the DEATH character appears in this book.

Gaiman and Pratchett fans alike, read and enjoy. 🙂

I would recommend this to people who have a sense of humour when it comes to religion.

Other Recommended Reading:

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

The Truth by Terry Pratchett

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

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One thought on “Good Omens

  1. This is one of my absolute favorite books. As both a fan of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, this book was right up my proverbial alley. I was actually planning on rereading it this month for my blog, so it’s funny that this was in the “reviews” tag today. 🙂

    Great blog!

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