Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
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I'm going to take this book with me to the "picknick" meeting at Emmeken's place. If no one takes it there, it will be put on the shelf in Lux.
I loved Adam's reasoning, the comedy between Aziraphale and Crowley, and the various interpretations of Agnes Nutter's predictions. This was my favourite quotation, for the beautiful turn of phrase, rather than any great meaning, with the humorous twist at the end:
"There was a tearing sound. Death's robe split and his wings unfolded. Angel's wings. But not of feathers. They were wings of night, wings that were shapes cut through the matter of creation into the darkness underneath, in which a few distant lights glimmered. Lights that may have been stars or may have been something entirely else."
I am now going to see who else I can persuade to read 'Good Omens'.
This book has been released as part of the following BookCrossing challenges:
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- Set It Yourself challenge
"God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of the other players (i.e. everybody), to being involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won't tell you the rules and who smiles all the time..."
"Anyway, if you stopped tellin' people it's all sorted out after they're dead, they might try sorting it out while they're alive."
"half angel, half devil, all human"
When Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman get together you get something ... What's the word? ... Ineffable, perhaps?
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
The first time I started this book I only got to page 88, because I just didn't get it. But I'm probably a little perfectionist, or maybe too stubborn, because I just must read and finish a book if it's here. But I got a little afraid and it just kind of dissapeared in the heaps of books I have.
Now I've finally started and finished it, fast too, and it was actually quite enjoyable with little bits of humor thrown in. I probably didn't get all the humor, and I didn't laugh-out-loud, but I enjoyed it and that's the important bit. I have PM'ed plinius if she still wants to read it.
Don't get me wrong, I liked this book but that was it! It made me smile but not laugh out loud. And if your not British, I fear alot of the jokes will be completely lost on you. In fact the only time I laughed was after the story had finished and I read the extra bits about Neil and Terry.
The characters were great and the whole idea is a good one, a funny look at armageddon and all that but there was nothing to pull me in. I didn't make much time to sit down and read this and there always seemed to be other things to do(Steam had a sale on Sims3....) and I forced myself to finish it this morning because a bookcrosser (Thank you Poodlesister) had given me some bath salts and a face mask for Christmas and I'm not sure what else you do in the bath apart from read(and wash obviously)....I didn't drop this book in there in case you were wondering but I did have to put some tape on the corner as it's ripped. Not old enough to have yellowed yet though!
And like others I also discovered where AnathemaDevice got her name from! :)
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