Good Omens

By Terry Pratchett

Rating: 5 stars

I always enjoy this witty novel about the end of the world. It’s got a real charm to it, and it was written when both writers were arguably at the height of their powers (Gaiman was in the middle of Sandman and Pratchett was still funny).

Re-reading it again for the first time in some years, I’m struck all over again by just how humanistic it is. How much it’s about the choices we make and the very fact that we are able to make those choices. It’s a warm book, and one that makes you care deeply about the characters, whether that be both the angelic beings who drive the plot, or the others who get caught up in Armageddon; from Anathema and Newton to the Them to Madame Tracy and the hilariously horrific Sergeant Shadwell. As this book makes very clear, your destiny isn’t fixed, and is altered with every choice you make.

Book details

Publisher: Corgi
Year of publication: 1990

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