Dimitar S Pouchnikov S Pouchnikov 从 Özbaşı Köyü, 74400 Özbaşı Köyü/Bartın Merkez/Bartın, 土耳其
Although I'd read Gaiman, Good Omens was my first taste of Terry Pratchett, a writer I've been meaning to explore for a long time but never did. This combination of giggle-inducing Pratchett and atmospheric prosemaster Gaiman is a blend of two very talented writers--yet I can't help but feel that their strengths are in their individual works. The concept of Good Omens is a creative take on the birth of the antichrist (a version you'll never see in the Left Behind series!) and how the young antichrist met with a potential Armageddon a little too early. A satire filled with pop culture and Biblical references, this is a fun read and probably the lightest thing Gaiman has every contributed to (possibly disappointing some of his fans). Pratchett's style certainly seemed to dominate, and when Gaiman jumped in it felt very obvious--I was so aware of the diversity of the two writers that it often distracted from the story. There are lots of characters to keep track of, and while Gaiman and Pratchett do a good job distinguishing them enough so they don't blend together, I didn't get particularly attached to any of them since the encounters were so brief. Nonetheless, I'm looking forward to reading more Pratchett and exploring the subgenre of humorous sci-fi/fantasy.