Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

If you need a good laugh, Good Omens it is (or The Bartimaeus Trilogy heh). Here's a synopsis:

It's about our world coming to an end. An Antichrist, came to earth in a disguise of a young boy, named Adam Young (Yes, Adam) and a hellhound, named 'Dog' was sent to help him (How it all started was hilarious! haha). The apocalypse prepared themselves for a final journey on earth, while the angel, Aziraphale, and the demon, Crowley, two earthbound supernatural beings, (who have been on earth for a long, long while, and don't wish to see it come to an end) witnessed the events unfold before them.

Be prepared for the many footnotes (just like the ones in The Bartimaeus Trilogy, which to me, are funnier) in the book. Some of which, are quite unnecessary, really. Nevertheless, overall, it's quite an entertaining read, with hilarious conversations between Aziraphale and Crowley, two of my favourite characters.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Gathering by Anne Enright

In a nutshell, The Gathering is about a woman who's coming to grips with her past, catching up with her present and trying to move on after her brother's death.

And I didn't enjoy it one bit. She rambled alot. Her story went back and forth so inconsistently and frequently that I got lost. Maybe I'm just not used to her writing style.

To be honest, half the time, I couldn't pay attention to the story, coz half of me wanted to finish the story as soon as possible, while the other half wanted to understand it since it won the Man Booker Prize. Since the latter half failed, I decided to skim through the book instead :P


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