Wednesday 23 December 2020

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman - A Review


Hello everyone!!

Today we are reviewing Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman which is a fantasy book first published in 1990. I have read the Greek translation by Selini (Thanos Karagiannopoulos  is the translator).

I have heard so many things about this book and thankfully it didn't disappoint. It follows an angel and demon who have been friends for centuries and recounts their experiences in the days leading up to the apocalypse. I loved the story of the end of the world and how it was executed by the authors. It is well-written, clever and funny. The characters are lovely and funny. 
I am curious to see how the TV adaptation has interpreted the story.  

Rating: 4 Stars

Synopsis from Goodreads:
‘Armageddon only happens once, you know. They don’t let you go around again until you get it right.’
People have been predicting the end of the world almost from its very beginning, so it’s only natural to be sceptical when a new date is set for Judgement Day. But what if, for once, the predictions are right, and the apocalypse really is due to arrive next Saturday, just after tea?
You could spend the time left drowning your sorrows, giving away all your possessions in preparation for the rapture, or laughing it off as (hopefully) just another hoax. Or you could just try to do something about it.
It’s a predicament that Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon now finds themselves in. They’ve been living amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and, truth be told, have grown rather fond of the lifestyle and, in all honesty, are not actually looking forward to the coming Apocalypse.
And then there’s the small matter that someone appears to have misplaced the Antichrist…

See you in the next post and don't forget to keep reading!!!

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