EPS Review #82 - Good Omens

Several people told me I should read this collaboration between Gaiman and Pratchett, even though I said I had read all the jokey Fantasy I had an appetite for. Well, as far as I can tell, this was indeed more of the same as the Discworld stuff. I did chuckle a couple of times. But the Apocalypse theme has been done before in The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse and Armageddon: The Musical by Robert Rankin. This seems to me to be a shooting-fish-in-the-barrel genre. It's fine if you do not expect any surprises (Douglas Adams *did* surprise, but alas he is dead).

Chistopher Moore sounds similar, but I haven't read any.

Clive wrote: Stopped reading Pratchett after Mort. bought a few since but stopped reading then after the first chapter when I reallied I was just reading the same book again.

Paul wrote: Christopher Moore is pretty good. Biff: The Gospel According to Christ's Childhood Friend is funny, as is Fluke. I read a few others and they weren't as good. Sort of like Carl Hiaasen - all the same, very readable, but you have to be in the mood. These are books which are light. And I mean helium-filled. I read Fluke on vacation in about 6 hours. But I lauged quite a bit.