Review: Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

The end of the world is about to happen. The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse are converging (well more like the four motorcyclists of the apocalypse). Unfortunately, the Prince of Doom is missing and the angel and demon who are in charge of setting the Apocalypse in motion aren't sure they want it to happen. Welcome to Pandemonium-calypse!

The most esteemed messirs Pratchett and Gaiman have teemed up to deliver a good amount of hilarity for the events of a modern era apocalypse. For the most part, it is quite amusing although there is a slight feeling of tedium at times.

Most of the story focuses on Aziraphale and Crowley (angel and demon respectively), who seem to like being on earth having stayed there for the last 4004 years. They try to delay the Apocalypse much to the dismay and wrath of their superiors.

The book is not an in-depth look at the end of the world, rather it is a comedy as with all works I have encountered of Terry Pratchett. It's fun and lighthearted but perhaps not quite special or absurd enough to be great.

Star Rating: 3.0/5.0

For an explanation of the Star Rating go here.

This is one of the books I've read and reviewed for the fantasy mini-challenge. Progress 3/13 books read.

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