(Source: My bookshelves. I purchased it years ago.)
The Re-Read Challenge: 1 / 20
Good Omens is the first book I read for The Re-Read Challenge this year. Sometimes books don't hold up well after multiple re-reads, but this one does. I think this was my fourth time to read it, and it probably won't be the last.
I find it hard to review books that I've read several times, or that I just really love, because I don't like whittling my thoughts down to a few paragraphs. As silly as it seems, it feels like it will lose some of its essence if I try to explain just why I like it.
Neil Gaiman has been one of my favorite authors for several years, and this is definitely one of my favorite of his books. I think his style meshed really well with Terry Pratchett's. It seems like an odd subject for a novel - the Apocalypse - but it's not as dark or sinister as it sounds. It's light-hearted and comical, and really makes you think.
The characters are well-written, and though they sometimes veer close to over-the-top, they never actually cross the line. The plot is original, and even after reading it several times, I still found myself engrossed in the enchanting storytelling.
I would highly recommend this to fans of satire, Neil Gaiman, and Terry Pratchett.
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