Book Review: Good Omens

Amazon Prime is coming out (May 31, 2019) with a series based off of the Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett book Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch so I decided I wanted to give it try. I generally enjoy Neil Gaiman, so I thought this would be a nice book to read.

The premise of this book is alluring – an angel and a demon working together to stop the apocalypse. It has many aspects of a book that I enjoy – mainly witches – and I thought that I would really like this book. 

But…guess what…I did not enjoy this book. I got the audiobook version from audible back on October 15th and it has taken until this week for me to actually finish the book. That is a long time for someone who is used to finishing a book or two a week. I actually started this book three times before deciding to just power through.

Now, why did I not like this book? It is really boring. I guess I am just used to books with more action or which move at a faster pace. This book was written years ago – before our minds became so distractible – so maybe that is part of the reason – but I enjoy a lot of classic literature so I don’t think that is the case. 

I also didn’t feel like the conclusion of this book was satisfying. I am not going to spoil it, but let’s just say it ends on a whimper, not a bang.

My mind really liked to wonder during this book and sometimes I would have to rewind a few minutes to retrace my steps, but other times I just kept going and did not feel like I missed out on anything big.

So, overall, I guess you can tell that I didn’t really like the book. It has all the aspects of a book I would enjoy – angels, demons, witches – but in the end, it did not deliver. I’m on the fence about whether to go out of my way to watch the Amazon series when it is released – but, who am I kidding, I will probably watch at least one episode…because David Tennant (my favorite Doctor).

Have you read Good Omens? Did you enjoy it? Any book recommendations??

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