It is that time friends, our first #CannonBookClub of the year is officially underway. Good Omens is getting the television adaption treatment, but first it will get the Cannonballer experience – assuming we all survive the apocalypse of course.
Ground rules remain the same as they always have. For those of you who might be joining in for #CannonBookClub for the first time (hello new friends!) all are welcome. The topics are numbered, and we ask that you refer to them below by that number to help people find the conversation topics they are looking for. If you are responding to someone else’s thoughts, please try to reply directly to them and also tell us about your own ponderings on the book. While we’ve never once had to use it and don’t expect to now, comments that are not germane to our discussion will be removed.
We will also be talking on our Social Media platforms, and of course in our Facebook group, Cannonball Read Book Chat, with some additional prompts, so feel free to wander over there throughout the course of today and tomorrow.
On to the topics:
- This collaboration between Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett is quick-witted and quirky, does it live up to your expectations?
- A few Cannonballers and I feel this book has a woman problem, did you notice it and it detract from your enjoyment?
- How is the theme of the vital importance of free will used in the book? Is it the ineffable, average incompetence, or something else?
- Crowley and Aziraphale view the world from very different angles, but does that mean they view it differently?
- Did the actions in Good Omens feel fated? Were good and evil always going to come out this way?
- Children characters in books are notoriously difficult to do well. How did Adam and the Them strike you? Plot moppets or something else?
- Do you feel comic satire ages well? What about this one in particular?
- Which of the big questions that the plot asks struck you as the most interestingly answered?
- What from the book do you most want to see play out on screen in the TV mini-series?
- My thoughts and feelings don’t fit into the above categories, meet me in the comments.
So, what say you?