Teaser Tuesday: Good Omens

Like the blades of my ceiling fan, the Wheel of Time has come ’round to Teaser Tuesday.

Just in case you don’t know, Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! All you have to do is grab the book you’re currently reading, open to a random page and share a few sentences from that page. But make sure you don’t share any spoilers!*

*I wish I could take credit for this introduction, but I shamelessly stole it from Heather over at bitsnbooks. To help me make amends, you should go check out her blog.

This week I’m reading Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman. Yes, I’ve read this before, but I finally broke down and bought myself a new copy after the other one went missing for over a year with no sign of its return. Also, as I’ve been on both a Pratchett and Gaiman kick as of late, it was inevitable Good Omens made an appearance at some point.

The Goodreads Blurb:

According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), 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 . . .

The Truly Random Number Generator sends us to page 173:

Witchfinders didn't get paid by the hour. Any witchfinder who spent a week examining the local crones and then told the mayor, "Well done, not a pointy hat among the lot of them," would get fulsome thanks, a bowl of soup and a meaningful goodbye. 

good omens black cover

In Retrospect: Neverwhere

Neverwhere has no business being as good as it is. Essentially a modern-ish retelling of Alice in Wonderland, Neverwhere offers too many plot lines and not enough satisfactory endings.

Yet, one keeps coming back for more, drawn on by the story.

3 stars

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