Sunday, April 08, 2012

Good Books: Good Omens

Good OmensGood Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A delightful romp through the apocalypse! OK, not really, more of a bouncy trip through the intersecting lives of natural and supernatural beings as the Last Days head for the inevitable clash of Armageddon...or is it more ineffable than inevitable? Only the Anti-Christ knows for sure, and he's got other things on his mind. Needless to say, this is yet another lovely, fantastical bit of storytelling set in a dualistic universe, and not a font of theological orthodoxy. I found the characters engaging and the situations, even when utterly absurd and improbably, believable within the confines of the world of the book. Some of the characters and situations remind me of my favorite James Blaylock writing, and therefore I did a lot of giggling, especially toward the end. Nothing like brilliantly written hapless heroes in hopeless situations to make me smile.

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