Good Omens (The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch) is a collaboration between Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, which was released back into 1990. The book is a comedy based around the coming of the anti-Christ and the end of the world.
There is a good range of characters in this book, from the Angel and Demon duo (the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley) who try to avoid the end of the world, to Adam the son of the devil and even an appearance from the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
The basic premise is that the anti-Christ is swapped with another child by a group of satanic nuns who disband after this deed has been committed. Adam (the Anti-Christ) lives a normal life in the English countryside with his satanic dog called Dog (Original name or what?) and his gang known to the neighbourhood as ‘The Them’. However on Adam’s 11th Birthday his satanic power come into their own and it’s a fight against time for the crew to stop the end of the world.
Overall it’s a good fun read which doesn’t take itself too serious, plenty of religious knowledge went into the making of it with characters such as The Metatron and Beelzebub making an appearance. One to check out if you’re into the odd comedy book.
Unicorn Western comes to us from the minds of Johnny B. Truant and Sean Platt. I picked this particular title up when it was free on the kindle website, while I had no idea what I was getting into at the time I’m sure glad I picked this up.
The story follows one outcast marshal and his companion Edward (who also happens to be a unicorn who can talk). They have been living their lives peacefully in the town of Solace for some years now but that changes when word reaches town that bandits are coming.
Things really heat up when the news of a dark unicorn and ranger are accompanying these bandits. It’s up to Clint and Edward to protect the town’s people and drive off this the new threat with Clint’s seven –shooter pistols and Edward’s Unicorn magic.
It is a pretty short book last just 81 pages but I found myself really enjoying it, the setting is completely mad but it somehow works for this book. This has also spawned two sequels which continue the story. You can pick up the whole series on Amazon for a mere £3.30! So if you’re looking for something quite short but fun to read then this may be one to look into.
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Death Note's story revolves around the main character Light Yagami, a student at the top of his class (and possibly the whole country) who stumbles across a notebook called a Death Note. When a name is written into this notebook that person will die within 40 seconds from a heart attack unless stated otherwise by the writer.
Using this notebook Light sets out to clear up the earth ridding it of all the criminals and generally bad people of the world. It isn't long before people realise that criminals are being killed off and Light is given a new name by the public, Kira (meaning Killer).
This is when a detective know as L is brought in to hunt down and stop Kira. A game of cat and mouse begins between Kira and L as each attempts to learn each others identity without risking being caught or killed by the other.
I conclusion I really loved this series, it was addictive to watch, the suspense was brilliantly played out and the whole thing was extremely well thought out. As well as this the characters were really likeably and relatable. I know most of you are not likely to try this series but it is a great one to try if you are looking for something different .
Hey guys been a few weeks since my last update, been keeping busy with work etc but have been watching a whole lot of Fullmetal Alchemist. I’ve managed to watch all 51 episodes in the space of just under three weeks, so as you might have guessed I liked it... a lot. I know anime is somewhat of a taboo on these blogs and I was no less sceptical when going into the series but I must confess I found it rather refreshing and great fun.
Fullmetal Alchemist follows the journey of two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric on their search for the legend that is the philosopher's stone. After losing their mother to a sudden illness the boys attempt to use alchemy to bring her back to life but the process goes wrong costing Edward an arm and leg while Alphonse loses his whole body and is bound to a suit of armour. The boys now search for the stone to return their bodies to normal.
The process of alchemy is heavily used inside this programme, the idea that energy cannot be destroy etc. In FMA people known as alchemists can harness the power alchemy to perform many acts e.g. alter the properties of objects and materials.
The Elric brothers are not alone in their search for the philosopher's stone however, soon running into the military, a serial killer hunting done alchemists of the state and a dark force that pursues the stone for its own needs.
This show is by no means childish and is quick off the bat to show this, with some very dark moments in the show. It was quite a shock to me at first not expecting it from such a cartoon like show but it definitely grew on me.
In conclusion I really enjoy this show, it had moments that made me laugh, it had other where I was plain freaked out but it was a really fun experience while it lasted. I’m looking forward to getting stuck into Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood shortly and then the movies. I know you guys will probably never be interest in FMA but if nothing else it just goes to show that it doesn’t hurt to try something new once in a while.
Hey guys it’s been quite a while since my last blog update, sadly I haven’t really been up to much as of late and so haven’t had anything to really talk about or review.
So I’ve been working over at Farrans Construction now for something close to 12 weeks, it has its ups and downs but I’m enjoying it for the most part. The job is pretty similar from day to day with building PCs and resolving problems that users are currently encountering. Time seems to be flying it now, can hardly believe I’ve been there for that amount of time already.
Onto other news, I’ve been a few different things as of late. Firstly there is Prison break, I had heard a lot of good things about the series and after watching the first few episodes I could see why. It revolves around a man by the name of Michael Scofield who tries to break his brother out of prison for a crime he did not commit. The series is very entertaining and well thought out, I’m just curious how they have kept it fresh and interesting over 5 seasons. Currently I’m about half way through season 2 and still really enjoying it. It’s definitely worth a look.
Another thing I’ve started watching is Fullmetal Alchemist. I’m only on episode 10 of 50 odd but I’ve really gotten into it at the moment going through at least 1 or 2 episodes in a day. I’m hopefully going to do a proper article on this a little later on.
Onto books now, I have found myself struggling to get into any book as of late. Currently I’m reading Cloud Atlas, after the film trailer caught my eye and convinced me to try the book. I’m not sure what is about this book but I don’t seem to have any real interest in the story, it just seems to disjointed and the even the usual good stuff like conspiracy’s and murders are a tad dull. I’m going to keep at it for a while yet and see if it picks up but so far I’m not overly enjoying it.
Well I think that’s all for the moment, I’ll hopefully be back in a few weeks to review something properly although I’m not sure what that will be at this stage.
Until next time!