In the near present you, dear Nichers, will likely be seeing a lot about the BBC/Amazon mini-series of Good Omens. You probably already have—it’s actually a little scary how many non-internet people I know who’ve asked me if I’ve heard about “this new show” like I don’t have every page of the novel inscribed in my brain forever. There’s just a few quick things I, a longtime and vocal fan of the novel, want to make sure everyone knows before it begins.
- Good Omens is a book by Sir Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman about the apocalypse, published in 1990.
- It is a terribly funny book.
- It is also deeply moving.
But all this is besides the point, because, most importantly:
- It is gay.
Yes, yes, the kid Antichrist and his friends are cute, there’s some very clever Douglas Adamsian narrative, and friendship saving the day always gets…
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