Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Book Review: Good Omens
TITLE: Good Omens
AUTHOR: Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
GENRE: parody, fantasy
SHORT PREMISE: The end of the world is coming in one week.
MY REVIEW: According to a prophecy the end of the world is coming in one week. So the forces of good and evil assemble as they do in these things and with varying levels of anticipation. Unfortunately, someone seems to have misplaced the anti-christ...
I'll sum this book up in one word: hilarious. Seriously, this book had me rolling on the floor. Granted the plotting is a wee bit zany and I sometimes had no clue what was going on but it's a parody and plots aren't super important in parodys. But it does have that humor and sly social commentary that I've come to associate with these two fabulous writers.
If you're looking for a book to put you in a good mood I highly rec this book.
WHO SHOULD READ: Terry Pratchett fans, Neil Gaiman fans, fans of Discworld, fans of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, fans of Monty Python
MY RATING: Four and a half out of Five angels and demons