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Parasha: Good Omens, March 28th reading

Almost done! And today we have most of the actual rest of the goings on. So let's get on with the goings on, shall we? Go on!

I think I'd like a "Boys Own Book of 101 Things To Do." It sounds fun! Even though I'm not young or male enough to qualify technically.

I just realized that at some point it went from being coy about the Horsemen's names to actually using the proper ones, but I'm not sure when. o_O I am... not exactly Miss Observant, I guess!

I like the subtle hint that angels and demons aren't that far apart, really. That it would take someone observing closely after lots of training to tell the difference. Which makes sense, but I'm sure isn't the type of thing devout Christians would tend to like to hear/think of.

So yes, in a way the showdown between Them and the other Them is a bit anticlimactic, since Adam's already decided which way he's going, and he seems to be In Charge. But at least it wraps things up neatly. Well, until they immediately get unwrapped again. Slightly. Then wrapped up again. And unwrapped. And quickly rewrapped. It's kinda like one of those songs that has the false endings and then starts up again until you're finally just like "yes yes. Next song!" Although not that lame.

I kinda like how Newt "fixes" the machines. Especially since he reminds me somewhat of my own electronic/technical "abilities." Machines hate me, I swear. I love them, but they loathe me.

... I see Pepper has the same idea about "Metatron" that I do.

Aaah, and finally the punchline to the Dick Turpin joke. Yeesh.

And I'm glad that the deliveryman is apparently alive again. Even if it's just a small thing.

Anyhow, no need for a schedule, since next time ends the book with the "Sunday" section. See you then!

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khedron
Mar. 29th, 2011 02:16 am (UTC)
So yes, in a way the showdown between Them and the other Them is a bit anticlimactic, since Adam's already decided which way he's going, and he seems to be In Charge.

I agree on this reading, but the past times I've read it, it was somehow grander & more affecting. I wonder if that's something that builds up and isn't served by reading in chunks? When I first read it, it totally kicked ass.

Aaah, and finally the punchline to the Dick Turpin joke. Yeesh.

I had to look up Dick Turpin. Is he common knowledge?

And I'm glad that the deliveryman is apparently alive again. Even if it's just a small thing.

Yes! Adam putting the world back to rights.

Anyhow, no need for a schedule, since next time ends the book with the "Sunday" section. See you then!

My new copy (yes, I'm one of those people who's given them away in the past) has a segment after the end with impressions of Gaiman from Pratchett and vice-versa. Do y'all have that? I'm happy to scan it in.
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stormfeather
Mar. 29th, 2011 06:10 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I agree that I don't think I noticed how anticlimactic the end parts are on my previous reads, but I'm not sure if it's a matter of reading in chunks like this, or just knowing better what to expect, and reading closer on subsequent readings.

I think Dick Turpin is one of those things that some people know, some don't. I mean, I know I'd heard of him/knew who he was at one point, but I had to look him up to refresh my memory. I'd suspect he may be better known in Englandistan, just as we remember Billy the Kid and Pat Garret and alladat, but that's just surmise.

I also have a new copy now, since... I'm not sure what happened to my old one, if I "lent" it to someone and never saw it again and forgot, or what. It vanished. Anyhow, I also have those bits, but since obviously not all do, whether you wanna scan them in is up to you. ;)
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