Our Good Omens discussion is now open. Please join us there for these and other topics to discuss!
This was a first time read for me, a book that has been sitting on my bookshelf, or my roommate’s, for years. I was saving it, and without getting into review/spoiler territory I can say I’m glad to have read it now. Good Omens tells us the story of what happens when The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), is indeed correct and the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner. So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture and someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.
Here’ a peek at what we’ll be discussing, and please share any topics you’d like to talk about as part of book club in the comments below so I can add them to the official Discussion Post. The conversations will be happening here and Cannonball Read Book Chat Facebook group, not to mention on Instagram and Twitter.
- This collaboration between Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett is quick-witted and quirky, does it live up to your expectations?
- The book tackles the unfunny topic of Armageddon in a delightful and often very funny way. What was your response to the tone?
- Did you feel as though you were reading a book written by two authors, or did it go unnoticed?
- Do the characters seem to truly fit together within the same story? Are there tangents that don’t work?
- Do you feel comic satire ages well? What about this one in particular?
Remember, everyone is welcome at book club, whether you loved it, loathed it, never got around to finishing it, or read it years ago we’re always wanting to know what you thought and how you felt. We’ll see you to chat in two weeks!