Wishful Wednesday, 22 September

The meme is hosted by Brooke Bluestocking Guide.

This week I owe my wish Tracy and Deepali who both got me interested in “Good Omens” by Terry Pratchet and Neil Gaiman. 

Cover of Cover via Amazon

The description of the product from the Amazon site:

Pratchett (of Discworld fame) and Gaiman (of Sandman fame) may seem an unlikely combination, but the topic (Armageddon) of this fast-paced novel is old hat to both. Pratchett’s wackiness collaborates with Gaiman’s morbid humor; the result is a humanist delight to be savored and reread again and again. You see, there was a bit of a mixup when the Antichrist was born, due in part to the machinations of Crowley, who did not so much fall as saunter downwards, and in part to the mysterious ways as manifested in the form of a part-time rare book dealer, an angel named Aziraphale. Like top agents everywhere, they’ve long had more in common with each other than the sides they represent, or the conflict they are nominally engaged in. The only person who knows how it will all end is Agnes Nutter, a witch whose prophecies all come true, if one can only manage to decipher them. The minor characters along the way (Famine makes an appearance as diet crazes, no-calorie food and anorexia epidemics) are as much fun as the story as a whole, which adds up to one of those rare books which is enormous fun to read the first time, and the second time, and the third time…

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6 Responses to Wishful Wednesday, 22 September

  1. Alayne says:

    Oooh great pick! I really want to read this as well. Thanks for visiting The Crowded Leaf.

  2. anachronist says:

    You are welcome, Alayne! Crowded Leaf is a great blog to visit!

  3. I've never read anything by Terry Pratchett.

  4. Blodeuedd says:

    Good pick! I really should read this one too

  5. Tracy says:

    I hope you enjoy it – I certainly did!

  6. anachronist says:

    Terry Pratchett is one of a kind Brooke – if you happen to have some free time do read some of his books! I hope I will enjoy it too, Tracy – thanks for your suggestion!

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