Friday, August 22, 2014

The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
: January 1, 1990
I don't do very well with comedic books. There's just some part of me that reads everything as if it were serious. (The same happens with me for movies sometimes too.) Unfortunately for me, that's probably my biggest problem with this book.

Don't get me wrong I still enjoyed it, and could remark that parts were funny. But never to the point where I found myself laughing, either internally or out loud. After all even though I see the humor in it, I'm sure knowing that the book is about the apocalypse, I read everything far my serious than what was needed.

There was a lot going on in this. A lot of characters and at lot of going back and forth between scenes. At first it confused me a bit, and while it was less confusing by the end I still found myself paying more attention to certain characters than others. The main ones being Crowley and Aziraphale, a demon and angel respectively, whose sections I always found myself looking forward to.

I'm not quite sure what I was expecting with this book. I can't quite say that I loved it, but I'm happy to have finally read it. And knowing how much I do love Neil Gaiman's movies, I'm excited to read more from him.


Today I'm linking up with Blonde Undercover Blonde for Book Club Friday!


  1. I've never read anything by Neil Gaiman, but I keep thinking I should. I loved his guest appearance on the "Book Job" episode of 'The Simpsons.'

  2. Neil Gaiman is a genius. I love him so much! I was a bit confused at the start of this one, but loved it at the end. I gave it the same rating. I think most of the humor in this is Pratchett. So I'd avoid him, because Gaiman's books he writes alone are very different in that sense. I'd recommend you to read The Graveyard Book, Coraline, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane. The first two are middle grade, the last is adult but it's short like a novella. If you prefer adult genre then start with Ocean, it's fantastic!

    -Dee's Reads