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Good Omens by Terry Pratchett
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Apr 26, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: scifi-fantasy, humor
Recommended for: Lovers of Douglas Adams or those who take their wit with a dab of deprecation
Read in November, 2008 , read count: 3

By far my favorite Neil Gaiman read, which I think says more about Terry Pratchett than it does Gaiman. Gaiman can create great worlds and populate them with interesting people, but it's Pratchett who deserves the props in this book. His ability to turn a phrase is second to none.
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Jack "His ability to turn a phrase is second to none."

Is it? I recently saw Neil Gaiman who, when asked about Good Omens, commented that all the parts that sound like Pratchett were written by Gaiman, and all the parts that sound like Gaiman were written by Pratchett. They were both trying to hard to write a coherent book that they ended up copping each other's styles. So who knows?

Chloe That's really interesting, I had no idea how the writing was broken up. Co-writing a book strikes me as an odd prospect. Of course you have to strive for a cohesive voice but I hadn't thought about two authors trying so hard to emulate the others style.

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If that is true then that just gives me more respect for both of them.

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