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Thursday, November 11, 2004

Good Omens and other presences

The november novelties from Presença publisher are less juicy than usual. For starters, there's no SF. Juvenile fantasy is limited to the second volume of the Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black's series The Spiderwick Chronicles, The Seeing Stone (translated to portuguese as As Crónicas de Spiderwick - A Pedra Mágica. So, we're left with fantasy.

And that's where we're given a candy. Good Omens (translated as Bons Augúrios) is the result of a cooperation between two names that are very well-known amongst those of us that take an interest in fantastic literature (and comics): Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. The result is a funny story about the Armageddon, set off by a baby swap that puts the Antichrist in the wrong family. Not even God and the Devil fail to screw up real hard in the imaginations of these two...

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