Good Omens

goodomens

Finally, I’ve read something new again! I’ve been taking a break to fill out grad school applications, but luckily I’m almost finished with that.

Anyway!….. I just read Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens. It was really funny actually; there were a lot of moments when I was laughing out loud. I also really enjoyed that the conclusion they came to was that maybe nothing can be controlled and that even when you think you are trying to control your fate, there’s a good chance that it was supposed to happen that way anyway. Very interesting! I liked it a lot especially because I believe in predetermined fate so that was a nice agreement with what I believed in.

I like how Gaiman always plays with the unreal, but he does it in such an amazing way that it doesn’t seem fake at all. I feel like I’m just reading a story that  could potentially happen and it’s really such a skill that I admire. I can’t even really think of much that I didn’t like about this book. There were some parts that dragged a bit, but overall I really liked the characters and the plot a lot.

2 thoughts on “Good Omens

  1. Adam says:

    The book was interesting, but it kind of fell flat for me because all of the characters that were followed throughout the course of the book had absolutely no impact on anything that happened with the overall story. There were a lot of interesting ideas in the book, but I would have preferred it had the main characters (the angel and the demon, I don’t remember their names offhand) had more impact on the overall story.

    • nicoleisortiz says:

      Yeah you’re right about that. I guess it was kind of meant to go with the theme of nothing has an impact on the future because even if you try to change something, that was probably part of the general plan from the start. I did think it was a little strange that there were so many unimportant demon characters and only Aziraphrale on the angel side though.

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