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Book Review; “Good Omens” by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman copyright 1990

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This book was a suggestion of one of my readers. Does it count if I knew this person before I became famous in my own mind? Anyway thanks Rachel for the suggestion.

Both Pratchett and Gaiman were established authors before they collaborated upon Good Omens and there is an interview with each of the authors at the end of the book.

Subtitled “The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch”. Good Omens deals with the end of the world or Armageddon. Introduced in the first pages are the angel Aziraphale and the demon serpent known as Crawly. Later he changes the spelling to a more British version “Crowley” After years of working as in direct competition of each other Aziraphale and Crowley have become not only competitors almost friends.

Now that Armageddon is upon them Aziraphale and Crowley realize that they like the planet and it’s people and work not against their supervisors but don’t really help them either. Angel and demon problems multiply when the armies of Good and Evil begin to assemble and they find that they have lost the Antichrist.

While reading I found myself laughing out loud at times and interrupting my wife in her reading to relate a passage that I found amusing. If you can handle religious irreverence you may enjoy “Good Omens”.

Next up; “Bahamarama” by Bob Morris copyright 2004

Until next time, it wont be long, take time to read.

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