Neil Gaiman And Terry Pratchett – Good Omens Audiobooktext
How ironic this title when we realize when turning the first pages that the only omen in question is that of the Apocalypse!
I wanted to read this novel because I was already seduced by The Annals of the Discworld and I also had the opportunity to immerse myself in the Big Book of Gnomes. In other words, I decided to trustTerry Pratchett and discover Gaiman. This novel inspired the Good Omens series, of which I can’t wait to discover the first episodes, curious to see how they plan to adapt such a bizarre novel. Neil Gaiman And Terry Pratchett – Good Omens Audiobook.
In short, the Apocalypse will take place in a few days and the two enemy camps of Good and Evil intend to win this final battle. Yes, but here they are, they have misled the Antichrist born some eleven years earlier with good satanist sisters who, however, do not fail to rave about “small feet”. Several children were born on the same day, at the same time and at the same place, which could complicate the mission of the fallen angel Rampa and of the (ultimately not always angelic) angel Arizaphale. These two very sympathetic characters are not particularly appreciated by the higher authorities of their respective camps. They will therefore ally themselves in order to get their hands on the Antichrist in order to avoid the end of the world because, after all, they do not feel so bad there …
In parallel, we follow the stories of a multitude of characters including a witch hunter who ends up being seduced by the first witch who crosses his path, the four horsemen of the Apocalypse (and four pillars of counters who try to join them) or even a group of children called “Them” who live in the heart of Tadfield with Adam Young as its head. They are the ones who will play a decisive role in the fulfillment or in the failure of the prophecy announcing the Apocalypse. This does not fail to show the absurdity of the fight between Good and Evil because it is the 11-year-old Antichrist who must, by his will alone, trigger the final fight. On his decision and his whims therefore rests the future of humanity. Neil Gaiman And Terry Pratchett – Good Omens Audiobook.
The games of this group of children mirror the actions and sometimes the abuses perpetrated by humanity. Also, they will not hesitate to play the Inquisition, a game in which Good is no longer really embodied by the Church and Evil becomes the VIP resident of the said Church.
This novel is a kind of patchwork: it is not always easy to move from one story to another and keep in view the breadcrumb trail of the plot (not the common thread, but the thread of the story). ‘Ariane because we must end up finding the end of this labyrinth!) …
I loved reading this novel written with four hands, sometimes confusing by its ubiquitous situations and by its many digressions. These could be considered boring if the authors did not give them as much salt (even spice) especially through the dialogues and the treatment of the characters.
This book reminded me a lot of that of Bulgakovthe Master and Margarita where, in the end, we come across a large number of equally grotesque characters, both ridiculous and frightening, who try to direct the forces of Good and Wrong.