Read On! Good Omens

Some of your Pryor Library staff have been eagerly discussing the new Amazon Prime show “Good Omens” and how it compares to the book of the same name. 

We agree: both the book and the show are delightful. 

The book, published in 1990, effortlessly combines the talents of its authors, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Independently, these two award-winning authors offer readers enthralling and entertaining journeys through the worlds they create. Together in “Good Omens,” they have created a narrative full of whimsy and insight into human nature. Their characters are real and complex with inter-weaving relationships that shape the course of the story’s events. 

Reading the book, it’s clear the authors had an amazing time writing it. Their enjoyment seeps through the pages and makes reading (or listening to) “Good Omens” a light-hearted adventure despite the fact that it details the end of the world.

The show “Good Omens” was written by Neil Gaiman (Terry Pratchett passed away in 2015), which means the joy and whimsy are also present in the show. The casting of Michael Sheen as the angel Aziraphale and David Tennant as the demon Crowly is nothing short of brilliant. Their embodiment of the two main characters in “Good Omens” makes this one of the best adaptations we’ve ever watched. We highly recommend both formats!

Whichever format you choose, you can cross off BINGO squares in the Adult Summer Reading Program with this gem!

Don’t miss this week’s Summer Reading events:

Monday: Wine Cork Projects at 6:30 PM (adults)

Tuesday: Astronaut Training Camp at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM (ages 5-11)

Wednesday: Storytime at 10:30 AM (ages 0-4)

Thursday: Closed for Independence Day

Saturday: Books & Brews Club at Fat Toad Brewing at 1:00 PM. We’ll be discussing “In a Sunburned Country” by Bill Bryson.