Each month we’ll be bringing you a new book to digest and then pointing you to their Facebook page where you can learn more discuss it with others!
And as always, the Book Exchange will have copies of the month’s book on sale for a discount! Check out their store and enjoy a nice, quiet read in their lounge – that’s 2335 Brooks in the Tremper’s Shopping Center.
This month’s Trail Book Club feature is:
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (1990) is a World Fantasy Award-nominated novel written as a collaboration between the English authors Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. The book is a comedy about the birth of the son of Satan and the coming of the End Times. There are attempts by the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley to sabotage the coming of the end times, having grown accustomed to their comfortable surroundings in England. One subplot features a mixup at the small country hospital on the day of birth and the growth of the Antichrist, Adam, who grows up with the wrong family, in the wrong country village. Another subplot concerns the summoning of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, each a big personality in their own right. In 2003, the novel was listed at number 68 on the BBC’s survey The Big Read.
Good Omens has won a number of accolades, including:
- World Fantasy Award nominee for Best Novel, 1991
- Locus Award nominee for Best Fantasy Novel, 1991
- Mir Fantastiki Special Award for “The most anticipated book”, 2012
- Won FantLab.ru poll for “Best Translated Novel”, 2012
Stay tuned each month for a new installment of the Trail Book Club. Happy reading!