Thursday, January 15, 2009

Good Omens review

Because of recent events, e.g. the knighting of Sir Terry Pratchett, I decided to reread one of my favorite books by him and writer Neil Gaiman, Good Omens. Now, if you are a lover of movies like Dogma or Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat, this is just the book for you.

Imagine if you will that the Apocalypse is coming and you knew exactly when the Antichrist would be born....say you decide that you actually like this planet and the lifestyle you have grown accustom to and just maybe you're not quite ready to give that up...this is exactly what has befallen the angel from the garden of Eden and his best friend, the demon who possessed the snake.

Together they decide to stop the end of the world, by switching the Antichrist and another child at birth, giving the would be destroyer of the world to some good wholesome people, imagine the Cleavers. Thus, begins an adventure that will make you laugh out loud. From the colorful four horseman or should I say horseperson, to the fluffy hell hound, who you just want to cuddle...Good Omens is one book you can not put down, even if it's the 'end of the world'.

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