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Monday Book Recommendation: Good Omens

Good OmensAccording to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter,Witch (the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.

So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.

And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist…

 

I’ve heard many great things about Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman in the last couple of months, especially following the death of Terry Pratchett. Once I was exposed to them, they showed up everywhere, and I’m not just talking about Discworld (which is a boardgame too) or the famous Neil Gaiman speech on writing.

So when a friend of mine brought out Good Omens during a visit to his home, I figured this would be a great introduction to both authors – and that proved to be true.

If you haven’t picked up Good Omens, I would suggest you do. It’s a great way of introducing yourself to both authors in a stand alone series that gives good insight to both of their writing styles in a fun way. I thoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish and have picked up a couple of Terry Pratchett books in the process.


Have you read any books by Terry Pratchett or Neil Gaiman that you recommend? Let me know.

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About Nthato Morakabi

Nthato Morakabi is a South African published author. He has short stories appearing in both international and local anthologies, and has published his first book, Beneath the Wax, which opens his three-part novella series "Wax". He is an avid reader, blogger and writer.

9 responses »

  1. I enjoyed this book, but not as much as I did Terry Pratchett only written books. But I agree that it’s a great introduction to both authors. I love all the characters so multi layered!

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  2. This, sounds brilliant. I read Stardust last year which was HILARIOUS so I think this might just be on the list to get next!

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  3. If you haven’t read ocean at the end of the lane, please do. Jen is the best person to ask about Pratchett. She’s read so much!!! I’ll grab this book ASAP. Thanks for the recommend.

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  4. Elemental Quill

    God, I love this book. It’s a work of genius!

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