Saturday, March 21, 2015

Good Omens

I finished reading the book "Good Omens" by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman last night. I started reading i. a week ago before Pratchett passed away on 12 Mar. The storyline and characters in the book are interesting, funny and at times charming, heart-warming. It is not as dark as Gaiman's Sandman, even though there are angels, demons in Good Omens. 

Below is a para I like from the book, where Adam Young, an 11 year-old antichrist, a tool to end the world, said to an angel and a demon before the planned Armageddon: 'I don't see what's so triffic about creating people as people and then gettin' upset 'cos they act like people,' said Adam severely. 'Anyway, if you stopped tellin' people it's all sorted out after they're dead, they might try sorting it all out while they're alive. If I was in charge, I'd try makin' people live a lot longer, like ole Methuselah. It'd be a lot more interestin' and they might start thinkin' about the sort of things they're doing to all the environment and ecology, because they'll still be around in a hundred years' time." 

I have not read any of Pratchett's Discworld novels, but after reading his obituary in the papers and Good Omens, I will be keeping a lookout for his books at the library.


jh said...

If only all hell hounds are like dog.

coboypb said...

Yes, Dog the hell hound is adorable! :) I like Crowley and Aziraphale and their friendship, Adam and the Them and so many things to like in the book.