Good Omens

by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaimen

 

Reviewed by Ruby


The end of the world is coming. It will end next Saturday, according to the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter. The agents of heaven and hell are aware of the upcoming apocalypse and are preparing for it, waiting anxiously for it is more like it. Well most most of them anyways. The demon Crowley and the angel Aziraphale aren't exactly happy with the turn of events. They enjoy the human world and are not at all ready to say 'goodbye' just yet. But with all the forces gathering, including the Four Horsemen, there is little anyone can do. The only one that doesn't seem to know about it is Adam, the antichrist. It seems he was 'misplaced' and now no one can find him.

Honestly, that's about it, plot-wise. As I read this book I got more and more disappointed. I waiting for something to actually happen but nothing really did. Everyone was just preparing and gathering for the entire book and nothing was actually accomplished until the last few pages. By that point I was so bored with the book that I didn't even care how anticlimactic the end actually was, I was just glad it was over.

All the characters were dull and uninteresting. I couldn't get invested in any of them because I could care less about any of them. There were too many characters that really didn't add anything to the story, most of the time you just saw them for four or five pages and then they were brought up again for a punch line a few chapters later. And now that I think of it, that might have been the most disappointing part. I didn't find this story the least bit funny. Usually I love Pratchett's work. Even if I don't find it always funny it's at least entertaining, but this book was neither. There were a few amusing lines, but that was about it. 

The concept of the story was interesting but the execution was not.

Grade: F