The same question lurks at the end of every great book: What should I read next?
Algorithms and book recommendation lists can help us answer this question, but they still can’t top getting personal advice from other smart, like-minded readers. More often than not, this is exactly how our favorite stories find a permanent home in our hearts.
Today, Tor.com staff writer Emmet Asher-Perrin wants to know: “I love funny fantasy, and to me Good Omens [by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett] is the epitome of that. What should I read next?”
What do you think, readers?
Emily Wants More Of:
She’s Already Read:
- Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series
- Douglas Adams’ works (“ALL of them.”)
- The Good Fairies of New York by Martin Millar
What She Likes Most About Good Omens Is:
It is hilarious and irreverent without being mean-spirited. (It is also somehow timeless while being hopelessly dated.) I love slapstick humor in prose. (It is a disease I have.) I’m a sucker for stories that feature opposites who form unlikely relationships, like Aziraphale and Crowley, and anything featuring kids who truly seem like children, like the Them. The fact that the main plot centers around something dire–biblical Armageddon–and still manages its bent toward optimism is a selling point as well.
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