good omens

title: Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

author:  Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

genre:  Fiction, apocalypse, good and evil, Heaven and Hell, fate

suggested by: David V., Phil S., Sam B.

dates read: September 27th – September 30th

review: 5 out of 5 stars

summary:  Aziraphale – an Angel of Heaven – and Crowley – “An Angel who did not so much Fall as Saunter Vaguely Downwards” – have been with each other for many millennia and seem upset by the idea that the world’s about it end, as they’ve grown quite fond of living on it.  Anathema Device has in her possession the book (The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter) that predicts the future with unerring accuracy, including the end of the world.  As more and more characters get pulled into the story, the time bomb to The End is slowly ticking down, is there a way to stop it?

personal thoughts: Oh wow.  This was really fun, definitely a good laugh.  I think my favorite part was when Aziraphale and Crowley were drunk, couldn’t stop laughing.  I appreciated the irreverence and sometimes deep thought that occurred throughout the book.  Coming off the super depressing book I just read, this was a welcomed relief.  Definitely one to read again and again.

favorite quotes:
“Offer people a new creed with a costume and their hearts and minds will follow.” p. 26

“‘The thing.  What d’you call it in your colorful idiom?  The line at the bottom.’  ‘The bottom line.'” p. 51

“It is said that the Devil has all the best tunes.  This is broadly true.  But Heaven has the best choreographers.” p. 79

“‘Overexcited?  No!  I’m getting very calmly worried that someone might shoot me!'” p. 297

“‘I don’t see why it matters what is written.  Not when it’s about people.  It can always be crossed out.'” p. 337

“He felt free at last.  He also felt under the seat and found a tire iron.” p. 341

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