August 22nd, 2021

Book 39 - 2019

Book 39: The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book by Neil Gaiman - 485 pages

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Before he died in 2015, Terry Pratchett asked Neil Gaiman to make a television series of the internationally beloved novel they wrote together about the end of the world.

And so, Neil began to write. And continued to write until he had six episodes that brought an angel, Aziraphale, and a demon, Crowley, (the only things standing between us and the inevitable Armageddon) to life for the screen.

Contained between the covers of this book are the scripts that Neil wrote, which later turned into some of the most extraordinary television ever made. Take a tour behind the scenes with a text that reveals the secrets of the show, still has the missing bits and, sometimes, asks for the impossible. Step backstage and see the magic for yourself. You may just learn as much from the scenes that never made the final cut as from those that did.

This is the script book from the recently released Good Omens TV show. It's an enjoyable enough read, and there's a few little additions that provide amusing insights into the show. However, there's not a lot of extra material (and I'd stumbled across most of it online anyway). So, I probably could have given this book a miss and not missed a whole lot. Nonetheless, its a relatively quick read and not a bad way to spend some time. I kind of wish the extra scene included that never made it to the TV show was not the four bikers - I really didn't care for them. More Crowley and Aziraphale please!

39 / 50 books. 78% done!

11151 / 15000 pages. 74% done!

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