Review: Good Omens, Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

Rating: 5 out of 5

In a very short summary, this is a delightful story! I came into reading ‘Good Omens’ through Amazon’s recent TV adaptation. A few episodes in, I knew I had to read the book — which, I was delighted to find, was very closely adhered to by the producers.

It is difficult to put my hand on only one thing I liked about this: the prose is good, the story is captivating, the characters (especially the main angels) are thrilling, and a good lot of human nature is captured on paper. I think for most, especially for most British people, there’s plenty here to make one laugh as the humour is quintessentially British.

There were certain parts where the book felt as if it was dragging — most at the end as there were quite a few characters to close their stories succinctly. Yet, this wasn’t a major drawback for me — and any page that spent its time on the relationship between Crowley and Aziraphale was very good reading! In this light, perhaps I disliked the way Adam Young’s character was written although the story arc sounded entirely believable.

Overall, a warm recommend from me!

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