Book vs. TV Show: Good Omens

Hello, dear readers!
You have no idea how I excited I got when I had first heard about Good Omens. David Tennant? Michael Sheen? Demon and Angel? Apocalypse? Neil Gaiman? YES PLEASE!
This time, I got a little swept away and watch the entire show twice before finally picking up the book. Let’s take a closer look at both!

The Plot:

The angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley haven been friends since – well – the beginning of time. When the apocalypse looms ahead they try to prevent the end of the world. Unfortunately, they aren’t the brightest candles on the cake…

Book vs. TV Show:

As usual, I’ll kick off with my thoughts on the novel. Written by legends Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, there was no way this could not turn out well.
My expectations were pretty high but the book fulfilled almost all of them.
I did love it quite as much as I had expected but was certainly a good read. The idea behind the story is brilliant and hilarious. The execution in terms of Azira and Crowley is almost perfect as well. I’m not too sure about some of the other characters like Newt and Anathema, but I’m willing to ignore that.
All in all the book was a lot of fun and contained some interesting bits of information, but I’m don’t think I’d read it a second time.

So, how did the show hold up in comparison?
I may be a little biased here as I am a huge David Tennant fan, but the show is seriously amazing.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Fantasy Books

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
I’ll do a little theme within the theme for today. It’s all about fantasy books, but I tell about the ones I haven’t read yet. Let’s see what’s on my fantasy to -read-list!

#1 Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

I binge-watched the amazing show with David Tennant and Martin Sheen twice (so far). As I loved everything about it, I can’t wait to get my hands on the book. Already requested it at my library!

#2 The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

This book gets mentioned so often during the T5T posts. The story seems so intriguing, I really need to pick it up!

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