Droughtlander suggestions: Have fun reading Good Omens

Photo: Good Omens First Look. Pictured: David Tennant and Michael Sheen Courtesy Amazon Prime Video
Photo: Good Omens First Look. Pictured: David Tennant and Michael Sheen Courtesy Amazon Prime Video /

Make Good Omens the next book to read during Droughtlander

If you’re looking for something new to read during Droughtlander, you’ll want to turn your attention to a Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett book. Good Omens is a must, right now.

Yes, the novel has been turned into a TV series. However, it’s one of those books I’d have put on the list long before the Amazon Prime Video series was released. It’s funny and thrilling at the same time.

This is nothing like Outlander, and that’s the beauty of it. You won’t feel the need to compare the books. Good Omens will take you into a tongue-in-cheek world that is purely for your entertainment.

What is Good Omens about?

Good Omens is set in a world where the apocalypse is about to happen. It’s just days away, but one angel and one demon decide they don’t want the apocalypse to happen. They like the world the way it is.

Of course, their bosses want the apocalypse to happen. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are gathering together to see the apocalypse start and to fight the last war.

Then there’s a witch and a witch hunter working together to figure out how to prevent the apocalypse from happening.

As the demon and angel attempt to prevent the apocalypse from happening, they realize there’s a major issue. They have no idea where the Anti-Christ is.

Why you need to read Good Omens during Droughtlander

Sometimes you want something different. You want a book that will take you to a whole new world, one that’s filled with a different type of magic. Good Omens is certainly going to do that.

It’s not an attempt to completely destroy religion. The book is tongue-in-cheek and satirical in nature. The whole story is told by God (who is a woman, by the way), and takes us through the lead up to the apocalypse.

One thing you’ll enjoy about this book is the way the story is told. There are a lot of footnotes to jump to and there’s a lot of jumping around the timeline catching up with where everyone is. It brings an element of fun to it. You know where one character is going to be, but you need to figure out where another one will end up—and you need to figure out how everyone is going to end up in the same place at the same time.

This is certainly a fast-paced book. I couldn’t put it down the first time and laughed from start to finish.

However, I will admit that there’s some humor that I think you’ll only get by living in the UK. There are comments about Slough and the M25 that I chuckled at but a lot of others I know haven’t because they don’t know the places. I think that’s just worth a warning.

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What are you reading during Droughtlander? What do you think of Good Omens? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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