Today's book review is Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
This is a satire of the Christian Apocalypse. It's certainly fertile ground for humor, and there are some good jokes in it. And there are even a couple of meaningful points about the nature of humanity. The story moves fairly well, and it feels a bit like Discworld.
The lame, boring parts of a Discworld book, between the memorable, funny bits, that is. Because, for all the potential in this book, it really doesn't work for me. I think that it being set on present-day Earth makes the goofy stuff too hard to accept, and while I've absorbed enough Christian lore to get at least most of the jokes, I never invested so much time in studying that stuff for parodying it to have the full effect on me. The good jokes didn't make me bust a gut, they just made me smile. And the general run of the story bored me. 5 out of 10.
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