Since the TV show came out, this book has been in my TBR and now, almost a year later, I’ve managed to read it!
I bought it a long time ago but it was waiting on the shelf until I finally found no excuse and plunged into its pages. Unfortunately, I picked it up in the worst week of February and it took me a lot longer to finish it than the book deserved, so much so that it became frustrating.
Good Omen tells the story of the end of the world, of the Apocalypse, of Armageddon, which takes place, nothing more and nothing less, than in the United Kingdom. There live a demon and an angel who have been working together for centuries to make their jobs easier. This time, they worked together to stop the end of the world. Their objective is to neutralize the antichrist, since if he is not for the work, not even the horsemen of the Apocalypse can trigger the end. But nothing goes as they plan.
This novel is a joint work of the authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. At the end of the book there is an interview with the first one in which he explains the story of the creation of the book.
In summary: Gaiman had the beginning of the novel but he was blocked, so he decided to send the manuscript to Pratchett. This one, almost a year later, returned it saying that he didn’t know how the story ended, but how it continued.
In this way, the story, apart from having been created by two great minds, has an intriguing open ending.
Good Omens is a fun and entertaining story, it has a very characteristic humor that even makes me laugh (and I am very picky about the comic touches in the stories). You can see the different style of each writer but they complement each other so perfectly that they enrich the story.
In summary, it is an original, surreal and very entertaining story that is very easy to read.
Don’t mind me saying it is a perfect reading in these times when the idea of the end of the world does not seem so farfetched.