good omens: the nice and accurate prophecies of agnes nutter, witch by neil gaiman and terry pratchett is every bit as good as you’d expect from those authors. i picked up a copy of this in the hong kong airport on our way back from our honeymoon, and finally got around to finishing what i didn’t read on the plane.

it’s a tale of the apocalypse with exactly the sort of humor you’d expect from terry pratchett. and probably neil gaiman, but i’ve come to realize that the only thing i’ve actually read of his is some issues of sandman and the day i swapped my dad for two goldfish. i really need to check out some of his novels.

the story brought to mind kevin smith’s dogma, which it predates. but it is considerably more british.


I bought that book a few years ago, and again a few years before that¹. I still don't have a copy, it always goes missing because it's that good a book. I've read their individual works and while they are good, they don't come close to beating this classic. Read it again in a few month's time, you'll discover a few things you missed the first time around.

¹ Yes, I bought it again before I bought it originally. Don't be timeist.

» Jim » march 24, 2007 8:20pm

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