Having taken a break from books for a month or two due to schoolwork, I started reading again a few weeks ago and got around to Good Omens
by Terry Prachett and Neil Gaiman.
It is quite possibly the funniest book I’ve ever had the fortune to read. It’s certainly one of the best.
The plot revolves around the approaching Armageddon, and how one angel and one demon work together and try their damn hardest to stop it because they’ve gotten really
attached to life on Earth and don’t want to see humans as casualties in the cosmic war between Heaven and Hell. Meanwhile, the (misplaced) anti-Christ is having a swell time as a human child, some very odd prophecies told by a medieval witch are coming true, and the four
Horsepersons of the Apocalypse are riding across the world.
Ever since Twilight
, there have been an awful lot of new books centered on vampires, witches,
angels, etc. Most are rather stereotypical romances that are mind-numbingly predictable, sappy, and poorly-plotted. Besides being a terrible piece of literature, Twilight
also ruined a whole genre for me.
I used to like
supernatural creatures before the onslaught of wangsty tragic romances hit.
That’s why I was so happy to find Good Omens
, because it takes the concept of angels and demons being friends and makes it work
. True, the book was written in 1990, way before all that sparklepire shit hit the fan, but it was so damn refreshing for me to find a book about the supernatural and actually like it. Love it, in fact.( Not many spoilers beyond what's in the blurb on the back of the bookCollapse )
There’s news that a miniseries was on its way, but talk about that seems to have dwindled down. It’s a shame; I would love to see Good Omens
in live-action. I’ll cross my fingers and hope for the best in the coming years.
But now I’m rather obsessed with this book and fandom and wings. I’ve been of a minor art spree and doodling the characters all over my school notebook. It’s such a great feeling; being introduced to a new fandom and falling head over heels for it. ♥