A-Z Wednesday (G)


A-Z WEDNESDAY
A-Z Wednesday is hosted by Vicky of Reading at the Beach
To join, here's all you have to do: Go to your stack of books and find one whose title starts with the letter of the week.
Post:
1~ a photo of the book
2~ title and synopsis
3~ link(amazon, barnes and noble etc.).
Be sure to visit other participants to see what book they have posted and leave them a comment. (We all love comments, don't we?) Who knows? You may find your next "favorite" book.

THIS WEEK'S LETTER IS: G
Here is my "G" Title:
Pratchett_Gaiman - Good Omens 
Good Omens – Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
383 pages; published 1990
Pratchett (of Discworld fame) and Gaiman (of Sandman fame) may seem an unlikely combination, but the topic (Armageddon) of this fast-paced novel is old hat to both. Pratchett's wackiness collaborates with Gaiman's morbid humor; the result is a humanist delight to be savored and reread again and again. You see, there was a bit of a mixup when the Antichrist was born, due in part to the machinations of Crowley, who did not so much fall as saunter downwards, and in part to the mysterious ways as manifested in the form of a part-time rare book dealer, an angel named Aziraphale. Like top agents everywhere, they've long had more in common with each other than the sides they represent, or the conflict they are nominally engaged in. The only person who knows how it will all end is Agnes Nutter, a witch whose prophecies all come true, if one can only manage to decipher them. The minor characters along the way (Famine makes an appearance as diet crazes, no-calorie food and anorexia epidemics) are as much fun as the story as a whole, which adds up to one of those rare books which is enormous fun to read the first time, and the second time, and the third time... (Amazon)


My review here.

10 comments :

gautami tripathy said...

I am yet to pick it up!

Here is my A-Z Wednesday post!

Bluestocking said...

I haven't read a single book by either author. I need to get with it.

kaye said...

sounds intriguing. I recently read Coraline and loved it. If you want to wander down my road I’m home.

Carol said...

I need to get ahold of this one sometime.

Ladytink_534 said...

Huh! Well I may just have to try this one after all.

wendy elizabeth said...

you should try it everyone I'm grateful to Becca for recomending (& loaing me her copy), it tickles my Monty Pythonesque sense of humour.

Vicki said...

Sorry I didn't visit your "G" but I didn't see you linked on the
A-Z Wednesday post. I have never seen this book before but your thoughts on it have me interested!

Thanks for playing!

fredamans said...

I love Terry Pratchett books. A great author he is.

Looks like a decent read!

Jenners said...

First of all, I'm glad to see what letter this meme is up to. I'd lost track!!

Second, this sounds like a really weird but satisfying book. I just love the idea that there could be a mix-up with the Antichrist!

The Book Resort said...

Love the retro cover, Rebecca!