24/10/2000

Good Omens (by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman)

Good Omens is a darkly humorous book by Terry Pratchett (best known for the Discworld books) and Neil Gaiman.

It's a brilliantly funny and perceptive book about Armageddon, in typical Pratchett style with literary allusions and unlikely scenarios. The child born to be the antichrist is mistakenly switched with another baby...

As he grows up, there are several incidents reminiscent of 'Just William'.

Excellent. I read this aloud to my teenage sons, and we all enjoyed it - even though I had previosly read it to myself some years previously. Definitely recommended.

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