Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
by Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
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I have been meaning to read books by both Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman for a while, and when I learned about the show I figured I would kill three birds with one stone and read Good Omens, then watch the show!
Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman are hilarious. I rarely ever read the forward or the after-the-book add-ons, but I read both in Good Omens. I loved reading Terry’s thoughts on Neil and vice versa. They both have super unique personalities and, just based on their snippets before and after the book, its obvious that they get along great and have a great sense of humor. I definitely want to read more books by both of them. (its a good thing they have written a kajillion books between the two of them)
I have no idea what to rate Good Omens. I absolute loved it, but at the same time I feel like I missed a lot? I am not religious and I am not British so I didn’t understand a lot of the references and jokes. I want to give it 5 stars, but if I didn’t understand it can I really rate it that high? Also I’m worried that one of the reasons I loved it was because of the hype? I really wanted to love it and I was super excited to read it. Would I have loved it as much if I went in with no expectations? My guess is yes, I would have loved it, but maybe not a 5 star love? Though, on the other hand I kept laughing out loud while reading it (much to the annoyance of my brother who kept wanting to know what was so funny, and not getting it when I tried to explain) and I genuinely enjoyed it. Hmmm I seem to have talked myself into giving it a 5! (but take my 5 with a grain of salt!)
Crowley was my favorite character! He was pretty awesome and he reminds me of Crowley from Supernatural. I know that both Good Omens and Supernatural are both based on real religious figures, so does that mean that Crowley is a bible character and that this is his actual personality? (sorry I don’t know much about religion and I am genuinely curious!) While reading Good Omens I kept picturing Supernatural Crowley so it will be interesting to see how Good Omens Crowley is portrayed by David Tennant
Good Omens was hilarious and I already want to re-read it. I also can’t wait to watch the TV show! I know I missed a lot because I am neither British nor religious, but I was still able to enjoy the story! And, the parts that I did understand were hilarious. Overall I am super glad I read it!