Eurydice (eurydice72) wrote,

LJ Book Bingo - Book 23

TITLE: Good Omens
AUTHOR: Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
BLURB: According to "The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch" (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.

So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.

And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .

REVIEW: I'm pretty sure I made a huge mistake picking this to read after watching the show on Amazon. I should've waited. Maybe at least a year. Because honestly? Most of it was onscreen, and very little was left for me to actually enjoy in the story. I started reading this almost two months ago. But because it all felt so familiar, I could only read a page or two before getting bored. That's not to say it wasn't good. It was. I even laughed out loud at one section because it felt new (apparently, it wasn't; Alicia told me where I'd missed it in the viewing). I was so BORED. Been there, done that. I needed some distance from watching it to better appreciate it, I'm sure.

Oh, but one thing won't change. I hate footnotes in fiction, and this has them in abundance. It pulls me out of the story every single time, because I feel like I have to read them, then takes me a lifetime to get back into it. Blech.

SQUARE: TV Tie-In/Turned into a TV Show
Tags: ljbookbingo

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