All of creation suffers, young ones. Only in accepting our own mortality can we make a difference. Only in bearing the burden of our failures can we find the strength to go on. Only in detachment from glory, or honour, or jealousy... from life itself can we hope to spare others from grief.
We are Doom Eagles. And we are dead already.
Review: Good Omens - Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
Title Good Omens Author Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman Pages 389 Year 1990 Reading Time 5 (March 2008) Rating 8 out of 10
Having read books by both authors and enjoying them I read this book two years ago. Another one from the spring cleaning. What can I say? It's funny and a joy ride. That's fore sure. There is some interesting funny moments and it remind me of british comedy like "Black Book" a serie from BBC if I am not mistaked. This book is for everyone who wants to have some fun and wants too read something other that those massive books of fantasy or sci-fi. This style is probably to everyone liking but don't read several books one after another or else they will become not-appealing. I read a book by Terry Prattchett between ten fantasy books or something like that. One time I made the mistake reading two books in a row and I didn't enjoyed as much. I don't know why but I didn't.
It's the coming of the End of Times. This comes to bad news to the angel Aziraphale (angel of the garden of eden) and the demon Crowley (the serpent) the representives of God and Satan on Earth. They gotten to living their cozy confortable lives an having taken to like humanity. They are both good friends (even if they represent good and evil) they decide to work together to keep an eye on the antichrist. Unfortunaly Warlock, the child everyone t hink is the anti-christ is in fact a perfectly normal eleven year boy an in turn of events Adam Young is a charismactic eleven year world that despite being the harbringer of the apocalypse has lived a normal life with no idea of his true powers. As he creates around him the world of Just William (a novel from the 1920's) the four horsemen (now bikers) of the apocalypse (War, Famine, Death and thenewest Polution having replaced Pestilance after the discover of penicilin) assemble and the incedibly accurate (yet so specific to be uselsess) prophecies of Agnes Nutter (a XVII prophetess are coming true).
This witch wrote a book called the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter but did not sell very well because they were so unspectacular, cryptic and ironically true. She decided to published only so that she could receive a free copy as the author. On this day the only copy belongs to a descendant Anathema Device (cute name). Agnes was burned at the stake (because mobs did that) however because she had forseen her fiery end (Ye're tardy; I should have been aflame ten minutes since) and had packed 80 pounds of gunpower and 40 pounds of nails..... (BANG. Everyone was dead). Anathema teams up with Newton Pulsifer (a witchfinder that falls in love with a witch) a descendant of the man who initiated the burning of Agnes to use the prophesies to find the Antichrist.
I am not spoiling the ending but I guarantee that you are in for a treat... It has also aliens, tunneling Tibetians, Atlantis and much more...