Good Omens

Good Omens is an older book written by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. If you are a fan of these authors’ styles, then this book is definitely entertaining. However, if you’re not big on British sarcasm and wit, you’ll probably find yourself completely unamused.

The book follows two supernatural beings: Aziraphale (an angel) and Crowley (a demon). Each is the representative on Earth for Heaven and Hell. Their jobs: bring about the Apocalypse without any snags along the way. The only problem is that after a couple thousand years on Earth, they have both grown to like the place and hate the idea of seeing it destroyed.

British wit is something I find highly entertaining. Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors (and the reason I pick up this book in the first place). I was not disappointed. Good Omens was everything I had hoped it would be. And it was refreshing for me as well. It had been a while since I had read something written in this vein—sarcastic, witty, humorous—and it was just what I needed after dealing with some heavier texts.

Though the book is around 400 pages, I would say it’s a light read. It has uncomplicated prose and you can move through it pretty quickly. So if you are looking for something to give you a good laugh and be entertaining, Good Omens is definitely a good choice.

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