A creative title.
If you’re looking for a story which encompasses pretty much all facets of sci-fi and fantasy, a story which is improbably mad and fascinating, and a story featuring protagonists you can read in the voices of Michael Sheen and David Tennant, then you’d be hard-pressed to find a story more suitable than Good Omens. I finished it within the first few days of travelling through Europe and absolutely loved it.
The apocalyptic tale of angels and demons from Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman is, as the partially-obscured Time Out states on the book cover, “wickedly funny,” straddling a fine line between humouring and insulting the Christian faith within which the story is told.
I’m not even sure how I can review something I’d just give 5*. Most uber-positive reviews I read I find incredibly boring. I don’t want this to be a boring review. I could just end the review, I suppose. Nobody’s gonna read Good Omens on my recommendation (probably). But here is my recommendation anyway.
If you like big high fantasy storytelling with gods, monsters, aliens, witches and creative use of time (which is also written in extremely fun prose) then you should pick up Good Omens, and I would be shocked and saddened if you live to regret it.
There. That’s all.