Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

Posted on Fri 06 June 2008 in ClubReading

Review written for by Linda in 2001

This is the story of an angel and a demon, and how they each manage to learn to like humans. And what happens when Armagedon comes and no one knows where the Antichrist is. And how when humans get involved in the program, things get messed up. And why the four horseman get motorcycles instead of horses.

While the book was a collaboration, it's seamless. I suspect, however, that the same author wrote the footnotes throughout. Do not skip them; they are an extremely funny commentary on life. The book is very fast-paced, but you still get to know the characters and come to care about them. So Armageddon, or the lack of it, becomes important to the reader as well.

This books is very funny, but it sends the message that humans are lovable, flaws and all. Some days we need to laugh at ourselves, and still find ourselves lovable.