Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Wishlist Wednesday (26)

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Pen to Paper where we can share books that are on our wishlist.

Good OmensGood OmensGood Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett was first shown to me when it was voted for a goodreads group book of the month, unfortunately I didn't have the money to buy it and it's been sitting on my wishlist ever since, also look at the fantastic covers.
GR: 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...


  1. Yes, I want this book as well! I have to start reading Gaiman and the fact that's he's doing it with Pratchett... Amazing :)

    Hope you get it soon ;)

  2. I've never read any Neil Gaiman book before but I do plan to and this looks and sounds pretty interesting. Hope you get to read it soon!

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

  3. Great pick! This is one of my favorites, so hope you're able to read it soon! And hope that you love it as much as I did! :)

  4. Never heard of this. looks pretty good though! :)
    Thanks for stopping by My WW!


  5. I have heard some wonderful things about this book. I hope that you get it soon. I look forward to hearing what you think of it. Thank you for stopping by my WW.

  6. LOVE this book, it is so fun and funny!

  7. I haven't read Discworld or Sandman, but ❤ Good Omens. I hope you do, too, when you get to read it :)


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