• I’ve almost finished Dark Age and my god what a ride! Books like this remind me why I love reading.
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I can’t imagine how this series is going to be wrapped up in the next book🙈
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I plan on finishing it off today and then going baking with my favourite person💕
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There’s an unboxing of the @fairyloot July box on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - favourite kind of cake?
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#book #bookblogger #blogger #bookish #bookishbox #fairyloot #brunching #ladieswhobrunch #bookstagram #bookstagrammer
  • A day spent in joggers with a good book is always a day well spent.
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Well, I did spend the morning ripping apart the house whilst tidying and clearing out 😂
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A little holiday purchase here. I’ve lusted after @diptyque products for ageees before I took the plunge.
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A little write up of the Vetyverio perfume is now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#blogger #beauty #beautyblogger #diptyque #perfume #bloggerlife #bloggersofinstagram
  • Who knew sipping cocktails all day and night would stop you reading as much?😂🍹
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A bit of a slower reading month but I had a lot of fun and a really good relax on holiday!
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Only 17 days till the next one with my favourite person💕
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My July reading Wrap Up is now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#book #bookblogger #blogger #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookish #wrapup #holiday #manga #fantasy #scifi #contemporary
  • Spending a day on the couch again but for much less happy reasons. I am the worst patient when I’m ill 😭
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On a happier note I’m thrilled to be part of the blog tour for A Chain Against the Dawn by @drewwilliamsirl
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What an amazing novel! Think Illuminae meets Guardians of the Galaxy😍
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There’s a full review up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#book #bookblogger #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookish #blogger #blogtour #achainacrossthedawn #drewwilliams #scifi #bookshelf #booknerdigans
  • I am not moving from the couch today😂
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I have Netflix on, a tea and a blanket...what more could you need?☕️
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There’s a new post up...another Seraph of the End review😂 (Link in bio✌🏻)
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#book #bookblogger #bookish #blogger #bookreview #manga #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #seraphoftheend #viz #vizmedia #bookobsessed
  • What a wonderful day yesterday 😍
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And another planned tonight!🍸
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There’s a review up of THAT Chanel Bronzer (Link in bio✌🏻)
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The holiday purchases now making their way onto the blog 🙊
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#blog #blogger #beautyblogger #beauty #chanel #chanelmakeup #bronzer #makeup #creambronzer #soleiltandechanel #review
  • Can’t wait to head back to Ville Franche next year with my favourite person.
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Boat loads of wine and snazzy bruschetta 👏🏻
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There’s a little TBR up for the NEWTs read-a-thon up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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QOTD: Have you got a favourite city abroad?
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#book #bookblogger #blogger #villefranche #travel #holiday #vacation #travelblogger #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #newtsreadathon2019
  • Off to Southport today with some of my favourite people💕
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Pass me the fish and chips🍟
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There’s a new review of Volume Fourteen of Seraph of the End up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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QOTD: What makes you think of the seaside?🍭🧜🏻‍♀️🐟
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#blogger #book #bookblogger #bookish #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookreview #bookshelf #manga #qotd #dateday #seaside #seraphofthend
  • Still playing a little bit of catch up with content I had planned...
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Admittedly, spending two weeks drinking cocktails was well worth it😏
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Tomorrow I’m off to Southport with Sam and some friends, then this weekend we’re off into Manchester for food and a night out🙊
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There’s a review up of Seraph of the End Volume Thirteen (Link in bio✌🏻)
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QOTD: What are your plans this weekend?
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#book #bookblogger #blogger #bookish #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #manga #bookreviewer #seraphoftheend #datenight
  • I’m back after a semi unplanned little hiatus😂
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Halfway through my holiday I just started to enjoy the slight disconnect from socials...then I had to unpack.
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Anyone who knows me, knows I don’t travel light😂
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Anywaaay, I have returned with a review of The Girl in Red by Christina Henry...WHAT A BOOK.
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QOTD: Are you an over-packer, under-packer or just right?🙊
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#book #bookblogger #blogger #bookish #bookreview #books #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #review #thegirlinred #christinahenry #fantasy #holiday #vacation #qotd
  • Just about to head down for dinner🤤
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One things for sure, you never go hungry on a @royalcaribbeanuk cruise!😂
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There’s also a new review up of Seraph of the End Volume Twelve (Link in bio✌🏻)
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#book #blogger #bookblogger #bloggersofinstagram #bookish #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #holiday #vacation #cruise #manga #seraphoftheend
Books Fantasy Reviews

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

August 16, 2019
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

I finally read it! After months and months of being pestered by colleagues to read Good Omens, I finally did it, and I really enjoyed it.

This is a work of comedic genius from start to finish and often I had to avoid reading it in public for fear of bursting out giggling. Haven't you noticed that it's perfectly fine to laugh at a film but laugh at a book and you're looked at as though your mad? I struggle to explain quite why I and so many others find Good Omens so funny. It quite simply is. It's subtle on the page but when you consider the overall plot of the novel, of course, it's going to be funny. The antichrist has been misplaced, armageddon is supposed to start and an angel and demon have to try and locate it whilst trying to put the world to rights...or wrongs in this case.

Crowley and Aziraphale have perhaps the best chemistry I've ever seen from a pairing. They're not really friends, they're not an item really but they just work so well together. Neither of them would admit that the other is really their friend but they are. I recently started watching the Prime series with Sam and on-screen its as though there's more to their friendship than meets the eye. They act almost like a married couple in that they bicker but don't really argue. It's translated from the page wonderfully.

The plot is barmy. Utterly nonsensical in how its told but with a very linear progression. Per page, you can jump at least four perspectives and move through the story of each character just that little bit more. One of my favourite moments was when Anathema met Newton Pulsifer. Not only is there a massive amount of POV's in the story there are also footnotes. I liked both of these factors but found that I had to sit for a long time to really get into the book. I couldn't say read for ten minutes and then stop as it felt like I hadn't gotten any more story.

Overall, an absolute romp of a book and I can't wait to read more of each author's work respectively.

INFO

Name: Good Omens

Author: Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Penguin Random House

Pages: 392

ISBN: 978-0-5521-7672-9

Rating: 4/5

Have you read Good Omens?

What did you think?

Thank you for reading,

Katie x

  • Reply
    Jessica at Booked J
    August 17, 2019 at 1:06 am

    This is a definite must-read. I’ve been wanting/needing to read this for what feels like forever. I’ve never read anything from Pratchett before but Gaiman has penned some of my favourite novels of all time. So, naturally, I’m making grabby hands at it anytime I see this novel. Great review!

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