Will Byrnes's Reviews > Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett
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Oct 05, 2008

did not like it

Not very amusing attempt at biblical humor. It was a chore. I did not finish it, getting through 130 pages before casting it aside. It read to me like it had been written by two snarky twenty-year-olds.
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May 1, 2007 – Finished Reading
October 5, 2008 – Shelved

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message 1: by Lilo (new)

Lilo Interesting! Most reviewers liked the book but you didn't. Same happened with me and "Frugality". Everybody seemed to like it, but I dumped it after some 20 or 30 pages.

If I should ever find time to peek into "Good Omens", I'll make sure to get the book from the library and not spend money on it.


message 2: by Will (new) - rated it 1 star

Will Byrnes I wouldn't bother spending time either.


message 3: by Lilo (new)

Lilo Will wrote: "I wouldn't bother spending time either."

Thanks. I trust your judgement. I'll take the book off my TBR-list.


Cecily I can quite understand why people might not enjoy this book, but I'm surprised at those, like you, who loved Hitchhiker's, but not this. Still, there's no accounting for taste, and life's too short to waste on books you don't enjoy.


Valerie Perez thank God! I was feeling alone (in the bookclub tastes) for a bit!


message 6: by Will (new) - rated it 1 star

Will Byrnes I usually enjoy Gaiman's work. Was surprised at this one.


message 7: by Lilo (new)

Lilo Will wrote: "I usually enjoy Gaiman's work. Was surprised at this one."

I have never read Gaiman.


message 8: by Will (new) - rated it 1 star

Will Byrnes Here are reviews of the Gaiman books I have read:
Stardust
The Graveyard Book
The Ocean at the end of the Lane
The View From the Cheap Seats/a>
Trigger warning

I have read other work by him, but not since joining GR


message 9: by Lilo (new)

Lilo Will wrote: "Here are reviews of the Gaiman books I have read:
Stardust
The Graveyard Book
The Ocean at the end of the Lane
The View From the Cheap Seats/a>
Trigger warning

I have read other work by him, but n..."


Thank you for the links, Will. I'll read these reviews tomorrow. Today, I am about to go to bed. (Still not feeling well.)


message 10: by Will (last edited May 07, 2018 09:05PM) (new) - rated it 1 star

Will Byrnes Nightly night


message 11: by Anna (new)

Anna I am glad you gave precedent... I couldn't finish this either. It was funny in some parts, but really tedious in others. Not my cup of tea, I'm afraid.


message 12: by Will (last edited May 18, 2018 09:04PM) (new) - rated it 1 star

Will Byrnes I am surprised it even got published.


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