• Margo De Weerdt

Good Omens, Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

Updated: May 25, 2021

This is possibly the funniest fantasy book I have read to date. To quote one of the praises on the first page: “The Apocalypse has never been funnier” – Clive Barker or “Marvellously benign, ridiculously inventive and gloriously funny” – The Guardian. I heartily concur with all these descriptions. Laughing aloud at multiple scenes.

I know it is a fantasy book, but it does give me the feeling it should have a category all by itself. What an enjoyable end of the world!

The two authors also have each a little chapter at the end in which they talk about each other and it seems to me this book found its existence in this world entirely out of the pleasure, humour, and fun these two minds had producing the most hilarious versions of heaven and hell, and their interaction with us, the humans.

I write this whilst we currently find ourselves in lockdown n°3 here in Belgium, if anyone reading this needs a distraction: Go read this. And if you read this in somewhere in the future after the beginning of April 2021: Go read it. Laugh. Enjoy!

P.S.: There is also a mini-series of ‘Good Omens,’ Aziraphale played by Michael Sheen and Crowley played by David Tennant, has anybody seen it? It is on my ‘to-watch-somewhere-in-the-future.’