Saturday, April 9, 2016

Good Omens

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, WitchGood Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sum it up in a sentence (or two): The Apocalypse is due in under a week, but neither the demon Crowley or the angel Aziraphale are ready to say goodbye to life on Earth.

First thoughts: this collaboration between Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett is magical, fun, and clever. In the beginning I wasn't sure where the story was going, but I didn't care. This book is filled with gorgeous phrases, intriguing characters, and witty dialogue.

Favorite quotes:

"He'd been an angel once. He hadn't meant to Fall. He'd just hung around with the wrong people." -p20

"It may help to understand human affairs to be clear that most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused, not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally bad, but by people being fundamentally people." -p26

"the really important thing was to be yourself, just as hard as you could." -p89

"The world was bright and strange and he was in the middle of it." -p150

Recommended for: lovers of the supernatural and the all-natural, fans of Gaiman or Pratchett, readers of all ages, people who are religious, or spiritual, or curious, mischief makers, hedonists.

Final thoughts: good and evil aren't in opposition; they're different parts of the same thing. We need both. Gaiman and Pratchett say it better. Read this book.

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