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Should I read "Good Omens" if I loved "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"?

Should I read "Good Omens" if I loved "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"?

govmarley

Since this isn't asking for book suggestions, and you have gotten several opinions, I am going to close this thread. Happy reading, everyone!


fondlyfahrenheit

This is an easy one: Yes.


Scuttling-Claws

If the question is Terry Pratchett or Neil Gaiman, the answer is ALWAYS yes


GorillaNinjaJTP

It's certainly worth a shot... Pretty sure I went the other way. I read Good Omens because of Gaiman, and the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Apocalypse" blurb got me to finally try out Adams. (And more Terry Pratchett as well).


Knerdian

Yes, although I would push you towards the Discworld books by Pratchett instead/in addition to. I highly recommend the Vimes novels, starting with "Guards! Guards!"


[deleted]

Yes!! Hitchhiker’s Guide was my favorite book up until I read Good Omens, which replaced it. I love Good Omens so much.


RaevynSkyye

Yes


PicoPicori

Definitely yes.


theindifferentwizard

Good Omens is fantastic! I really doubt you’ll get bored with this one, it had something that made me laugh on nearly every page.


Wolfpaws42

Absolutely! Also you'd most likely enjoy any of Terry Pratchett's works. He had a very similar style/insight on life to what Douglas Adams had. Neil Gaiman is an amazing storyteller as well, so Good Omens is definitely a great one to read!


itsasecretidentity

Yes


frinh

Definitely


Eogh21

Yes, yes, YES! And Good Omens should then lead you to Terry Pratchett. Enjoy!


Gentianviolent

Yup


grownuppugsley

100%


gimmedatjuice

Without question, YES. Just don't forget a towel!


Han_Man_Mon

Both Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams owe a debt to P. G. Wodehouse, so I'd go with a firm "yes".


trillion4242

yes


stringdreamer

Funny is not the first thing I think of with Gaiman but Pratchett is a different matter. Not funny like HHGTTG, but clever and amusing and yet still “serious” literature somehow. Pratchett is a category of one.


Kradget

Definitely so


bnglebee

Yes. Very similar style of humor.


NeverNotSuspicious

I love both books. If you like one you’ll like the other!!


alabaster_starfish

Yes, absolutely! It’s a great book.


xxLAYUPxx

It took me a bit to get into Good Omens, but I ended up loving it so much! I think my hangup was that I had gotten used to The Discworld series (been reading Pratchett's work since grade 9) and it's not the same. But I was hoping it would be more that flavour. Highly, highly recommend!


Luna88SDM

I liked the audiobook of the bbc radio drama for good omens a lot


Bookworm5694

Yes. Just yes


jerryafterdark

I’ll be the one to temper expectations a little. Having only recently read Good Omens for a book club, but being quite au fait with both Adams and Pratchett as a kid; I felt that Good Omens was a book I probably would have loved when I was younger, but as an adult I found it lacking a little and in many places found myself actively wishing that it had been written by Douglas Adams because the jokes were fairly standard for Pratchett and (I felt) would have been funnier (better written) had they been written by Adams. So I’m not sure that I would recommend Good Omens to a fan of H2G2.