Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Pratchett’s and Gaiman’s re-imagining of the Apocalypse overflows with clever philosophical propositions–all wrapped in wit and humour like the duo (individually) have come to make a trademark of their styles. From devilish Crowley’s ‘humanism’ to witchy Anathema’s outlook on life based on predetermination, GOOD OMENS presents a richness of characters and a complex (yet not convoluted) narrative with a variety of depths for enjoyment: comedic, mythological, paranormal, and human. Ultimately, readers loyal to Gaiman or Pratchett will walk away from this novel wanting to read more of either author.
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I reread and reviewed this book recently and it has cemented itself as one of my favorites, if not my absolute. The prose is so well constructed thanks to the seemingly effortless partnership of Pratchett and Gaiman. This was my introduction to Terry Pratchett and the second book by Neil Gaiman that I had ever read, so I can vouch for your assertion that this is a great gateway into either author’s body of work. Great review and recommendation!