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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Good Omens

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give away too much. You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!
Tarnishing souls takes a certain level of craftsmanship and perhaps the demon Crowley has gotten a little too good on at it because he's been given the task of delivering the newborn Antichrist to a local hospital. Sure, being noticed by the big powers Downstairs is a cool thing but the Apocalypse? Now? Really? After six centuries of watching humanity with his angel counterpart, Aziraphale, and just when things were going so well. 

Good Omens: the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch is written by Terry Prachett and Neil Gaiman, the same guy who wrote Stardust. I've read a couple of his books and I've gotta say, he's an entertaining writer! One of the reviews for this book is from Clive Barker, where he says "The Apocalypse has never been funnier."

Here's the Teaser:
"The time would come soon enough when sleep would be right out of the question. When those Below found out that he, personally, had lost the Antichrist, they'd probably dig up all those reports he'd done on the Spanish Inquisition and try them out on him, one at a time and then all together."
- pg. 112, Good Omens: the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.

What are you reading?


i'm erin. said...

SAdly, I'm not reading anything right now! What is wrong with me?

Janell said...

I read "Good Omens" a few weeks ago and there are spots that had me chuckling out loud. Pratchett is one of my favorite authors for satire.

I just finished "The Turret" by Margery Sharp (a Miss Bianca / Prisoner's Aid Society book) and now I've picked up "Friday Night Knitting Club."

csilibrarian said...

Very cool teaser. I love that book. And anything by Pratchett, really. :)

marina said...

Thanks for visiting. That's a great teaser. I need to read more books by both those authors. Alas, that can be said about many more authors, too.

ham1299 said...

Yikes! LOL Great teaser. I haven't read any Pratchett, but perhaps I should.

Thanks for stopping by Proud Book Nerd!

Merrie Destefano said...

Wow. Does that sound good! Thanks for the teaser, Jessica.

Mine is from THE REAPERS ARE THE ANGELS by Alden Bell.

Here's my lame attempt at a link: http://duckduckcow.blogspot.com/2011/11/teaser-tuesday-good-omens.html

becca said...

i need a book to read

Jessica G. said...

becca - wanna borrow one? I got plenty! :)

Cherie Reich said...

That's a great teaser. Funny too. I'll have to add this book to my TBR list.

Alice Audrey said...

You really, really don't want to lose the anti-christ. Great teaser.

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