When Good Omens was released 30 years ago, it never got the recognition it deserved. It’s taken an Amazon Prime adaptation for that to happen, as it’s finally a New York Times bestseller.
Good Omens is finally on the New York Times bestsellers list. That shouldn’t be all that surprising considering the book has now been adapted into a TV series. Yet, it’s bittersweet.
This is a novel that was spectacularly written. With multiple storylines that all converge into one and filled with spectacular humor, this isn’t a book that should have been left off the lists. Somehow it was. Somehow, it’s taken to getting made into an Amazon Prime series starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen to get it on the NYT list.
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Neil Gaiman shared the news on Twitter when he found out, sharing how satisfied Sir Terry Pratchett would have been to get that news. However, the recognition doesn’t stop there.
The novel is now on the Most Sold Books list on Amazon. It started at #4 and moved up to #3 last week. The list for this week hasn’t started yet, but could it be the book that knocks Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens off the list?
It is excellent news that the book is finally getting the recognition it deserves. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you’ll certainly want to, especially if you loved the series. For once, the series certainly does the book justice, but that will have a lot to do with the fact that Gaiman was fully involved in the writing of the scripts. And the writing started in 2015 and didn’t actually finish until January 2019.
What did you think of the novel? What is your favorite part of Good Omens? Share your thoughts in the comments below.