Thursday, March 7, 2019

Book Review: Good Omens

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Let me start by saying I LOVE Neil Gaiman. His way with words is so enchanting ... on the other hand, I don't really care for Terry Pratchett. His way with words isn't my favorite. Which made this book an unusual ready.

The storyline is brilliant. The whole pebble under the cup game (which they tell you to pay careful attention to) effects the endgame in ways that I totally saw coming, but enjoyed the ride.

But the real problem, the reason this is a three star review, is because the plot moved entirely too slowly for me. Because I already knew what was going to happen (because I deduced it based on Bible knowledge and general assumptions), I just wanted it to GET THERE already. I found myself scanning entire sections which I know effects how much you enjoy a story ... I just couldn't help myself.

I love the whole dynamic of Them (which reminds me of the kids in Stranger Things) and the Crowley/Aziraphale friendship was nicely (I mean that in the modern usage of the word) developed.

Even though I really liked the story. Even though I really am looking forward to the show. I can't give it more than a three star review because of the relief I felt when I finished.

I guess I'm a fake fan, but that's okay. Here's to hoping the show isn't a total let down!

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