Fantasy, Humour

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

This book focuses on the most basic of all questions or battles, good vs evil where the rules of either side seem stringent.

We see an angel from the good side who has befriended the fallen angel from the evil side. They have been patiently waiting out the big end and it may be just around the corner. Throw in other nutty ( not in the exact meaning of the word though) characters who get involved into the scheme at various stages and ultimately not affect the end result of the story in any way. This phrasing of my review is a residual from the book since it contains random statements like : ‘voice the colour of an old raincoat’ or the description of the fallen angel as ‘ An angel who did not so much fall as saunter vaguely downwards’.

The story can be taken in parts since each chapter is humorous in itself without relying on the actual story. It is not the ha ha type of humour but if you get the joke, there is an intelligent chuckle in the part of the brain that recognizes the joke ( Once again I blame the book for my turn of phrase in the preceding sentence)

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