“A collaboration between two of the greatest fantasy authors of our time.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
With such a magnificent author pedigree, you would expect Good Omens to be pretty spectacular – and it does not disappoint. A firmly tongue in cheek re-telling of “The Omen”, this is funny and dark in equal measure.
I had previously thought that the darker edge running through this novel was down to Gaiman. However, Gaiman’s comments in 2014 about the late, great Sir Terry being anything but a twinkly old elf, and rage being the motor behind his writing, makes me think that maybe Gaiman just brought something else out in Terry’s writing – or maybe it was the collaboration itself which brought this magical alchemy out. Whatever. It works for them.