Thursday, September 6, 2007

Good Omens - Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

I loved this book! It's funny, clever, witty and entertaining. It reminds me of both Douglas Adams and Piers Anthony in its tone. The authors' notes at the end describe how people bring beat-up, well-loved copies to books signings, or new copies because friends keep "stealing" their old copies. I can understand this: I will definitely keep this on my "keeper" shelf, but I also want to recommend it to all of my friends who like this sort of book.

4 comments:

Pour of Tor said...

I too really enjoyed this. I haven't read more than one other Pratchett novel (and didn't like it as well), but this is definitely one of the wittiest of Gaiman's novels, in my opinion.

Eva said...

I looove this book, and I think I've bought five copies as presents. I gave one to my mom, and now she gives it as a gift to tons of people as well. So good!

Booklogged said...

Janiejane, I mooched Good Omens and it arrived yesterday. I'm going to have to wait to read it though because I have too many other books lined up for challenges. So good to hear your resounding praise. I love both Pratchett and Gaiman alone so I can just imagine how great it's going to be.

Here's where the trouble starts. You just mentioned 2 authors that I bet I'll love, but I've never read before. Onto the list they go!

Ana (Virgulina) said...

I loved this book, Pratchett and Gaiman complement each other and it's fantastic! :-)