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Good Omens
« on: June 27, 2006, 09:16:58 am »
Awesome book. Thoughts?


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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2006, 11:10:49 am »
Awesome book.

Need anything more be said?

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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2006, 02:12:01 am »
Awesome book.
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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2006, 03:10:42 am »
Awsomely fantastic book

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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2006, 04:46:54 pm »
It was the hallmark achievement of a stupendous author filled with marvelous insights about awesome omens.

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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2006, 09:21:46 pm »
Well now I know a book to look for the next time I go to the library.
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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2006, 07:54:03 am »
It was the hallmark achievement of two stupendous authors filled with marvelous insights about awesome omens.

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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2006, 12:06:35 am »
I read it before I saw the Omen. Shame on me. I reckon I should ahve seen Rosemaries baby too. Still, it rocks.

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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2006, 11:55:00 am »
I read it before I saw the Omen. Shame on me. I reckon I should ahve seen Rosemaries baby too. Still, it rocks.

The use of the word 'still' here frightens me. Explain its implication.

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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2006, 11:01:08 pm »
D. All of the above.
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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2006, 02:28:59 am »
The only downside to the whole book was the fact that some of the jokes don't date well e.g. any tape left in a car for a long period of time will become a "best of queen" tape

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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2006, 07:45:35 am »
The only downside to the whole book was the fact that some of the jokes don't date well e.g. any tape left in a car for a long period of time will become a "best of queen" tape

Are you claiming that Queen's music doesn't age well?

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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2006, 10:35:11 am »
I read it before I saw the Omen. Shame on me. I reckon I should ahve seen Rosemaries baby too. Still, it rocks.

The use of the word 'still' here frightens me. Explain its implication.

As in, even though I had not seen the movies it parodied, I thought it rocked. Hmm, rocks needs to be changed to rocked.

There are talks about Terry Gilliam trying to find sponsors to his adaptaion again.

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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2006, 08:40:40 am »
I read it before I saw the Omen. Shame on me. I reckon I should ahve seen Rosemaries baby too. Still, it rocks.

The use of the word 'still' here frightens me. Explain its implication.

As in, even though I had not seen the movies it parodied, I thought it rocked. Hmm, rocks needs to be changed to rocked.

There are talks about Terry Gilliam trying to find sponsors to his adaptaion again.

That's fine. Just a tad worried that anything could limit this book's capacity for being unerringly awesome.

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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2006, 06:50:10 am »
The only downside to the whole book was the fact that some of the jokes don't date well e.g. any tape left in a car for a long period of time will become a "best of queen" tape

Are you claiming that Queen's music doesn't age well?

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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2006, 09:37:57 am »
Queen will never die!  Unlike Freddy Mercury.

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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2006, 11:29:20 am »
Queen will never die!  Unlike Freddy Mercury.
You can't say that! and I stand by my comments that queen dates the book significantly

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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2006, 05:33:54 pm »
"slouching off to lower tadfeild....."
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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2006, 04:06:15 pm »
The categories on the quiz machine now read: "War", "Pollution", "Famine" and "Popular Music"
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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2006, 01:21:34 pm »
Queen will never die! Unlike Freddy Mercury.
and I stand by my comments that queen dates the book significantly

And you would be wrong. Queen is ever-present. Hell, half the people I know own Queen's greatest hits and listen to them routinely.

Queen: Now and Forever.

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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2006, 08:20:11 pm »
The book is set in a specific time period.  :D It's an old book. Whopee. Read it anyway.

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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2006, 10:37:48 am »
Will I be able to read this book for summer reading, or is it not serious enough?

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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2006, 09:42:51 pm »
Will I be able to read this book for summer reading, or is it not serious enough?

Are there certain criteria a book has to meet before it can be considered 'serious enough'?

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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2006, 09:45:54 pm »
It just has to be approved by my parents, any book at all. Plus I'm probably gonna have to write an essay on it when I get back, explaining the central themes. I've already got 2 books (The Conquest of Gaul and Angels and Demons), but anything else is just gravy.

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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2006, 02:19:30 am »
Yeah, its probably serious enough. There are jokes, but the story is essentially serious.
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2006, 09:54:32 am »
It just has to be approved by my parents, any book at all. Plus I'm probably gonna have to write an essay on it when I get back, explaining the central themes. I've already got 2 books (The Conquest of Gaul and Angels and Demons), but anything else is just gravy.

Wait. A Dan Brown novel was serious enough and you're questioning Good Omens? Then yes. Pratchett and Gaiman could outwrite Dan Brown if both suffered a full lobotomy.

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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #26 on: July 27, 2006, 03:46:17 pm »
Yeah, its probably serious enough. There are jokes, but the story is essentially serious.

Hmm...I woulnd't know about that. The only way it's serious is because it's parodying a semi-seious source(movie).

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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2006, 04:06:23 pm »
Uhhh. It is about the end of the world... its not an inherantly comic setting  :P

The plot would actually be very similar if they replaced the funny stuff.
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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #28 on: August 02, 2006, 05:45:15 am »
What can you do but laugh at the end of the world? Just look at End of Days, hilarious movie.