Review: Good Omen: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman


In the seventeenth century, when burning witches was the thing, one powerful witch recorded the future. More specifically, she recorded the end of the world. In the last week before the apocalypse, armies of Good and Evil gather, Atlantis rises, and Tibetans are suddenly found tunneling into the earth. Only that an angel and a demon attached to the human world make a risky decision to try and put a stop to it, only realize that the instigator of The End seems to be misplaced.

*cough* Right. Needed to get that out.

Can I just say, that having Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett writing a book together is a reader’s dream! Even though I’m a fan of the former more (read most of his books), I do admit that Pratchett is also a great writer that takes his readers by surprise. You can sense the influence of both, but at the same time, the way these influences complement each other. I just…loved it.

The characters are all colorful, be they secondary, really minor, insignificant– they all have this thing about them, and you can’t help but be engaged by them. I do admit that having it a bit environmental at the end was a little predictable, but I still like how it was handled.

A great read for those who want some little fun, especially fans of Supernatural– kept thinking about them because the storyline was so familiar!

Audience: Older teens and adults (Don’t think the kids will get it).




Other recommendations: Well, since both these authors are giants, I’ll just mention my favorite: Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys and Neverwhere. Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series.

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