Biblioqueer (WGG Book Club): Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

This title was voted for by those who attended the last Biblioqueer Meetup.

From Amazon.com:

The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.

Put New York Times bestselling authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett together . . . and all Hell breaks loose.

You all also have the task of helping me decide where to host this. We should keep doing this over lunch. Just keep in mind that not everyone can afford expensive lunches, not everyone likes very specific cuisines (meaning, it's best to find a place with a diverse menu for varying tastes), and, if we have a large enough group, we may need a reservation, if the location allows for one to be made. So make your thoughtful suggestions below! Also feel free to keep suggesting books for the list. See you all there!




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Other suggestions on the list for future Meetups, in no particular order (updated 8/9/13):
Inferno by Dan Brown
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
This Is How by Augusten Burroughs
A Density of Souls by Christopher Rice
Hero by Perry Moore
The Origins and Role of Same-Sex Relations in Human Societies by James Neill
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez
Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan (or pretty much any work by David Levithan)
Various works by Tennessee Williams
The Harry Potter UK Series
The Scott Pilgrim Series

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  • Topher

    Even though we didn't all completely finish the book, we still had a great time, and spent a good chunk of time talking about the book. And about how similar it was to The Omen for he first 100 pages!

    October 13, 2013

  • Joman D.

    Just finished reading the book just now after falling asleep trying to finish it last night. =P Next time!

    October 13, 2013

  • Amanda H.

    Ok I'm only half way through the book but I'll be there still lol

    October 13, 2013

    • Topher

      Whatttttt? Lol

      October 13, 2013

    • Amanda H.

      Lol I had to pull long days at work and then the aids walk today just couldn't find the time anywhere.

      October 13, 2013

  • Topher

    I like Amanda's idea about Sauce. I can call them tomorrow and see if theu can seat all of us and, if not, maybe someplace in Century City.

    1 · October 9, 2013

  • Renee

    Maybe the Weho library would be a good place to meet.

    October 1, 2013

    • Amanda H.

      Probably not a good day. Lunch time is when they have the brunch drag show. It is too loud to talk then.

      October 9, 2013

    • Joseph Y.

      they even do drag during brunch??? wow

      1 · October 9, 2013

  • Amanda H.

    We could do sauce on hampton. Its good food and not loud there at all.

    October 1, 2013

  • Salomon B. R.

    Is there a specific version we're using? Both Barnes and Nobel and Amazon have a version with a white cover and a black cover that looks like two different books. I used an ISBN I found on Wikipedia but it gave me an out of print edition. Thanks in advance.

    September 12, 2013

    • Topher

      Nevermind -- I'm going with B&N!

      September 16, 2013

    • Salomon B. R.

      I actually wound up using that link and buying it from Amazon. I checked both but even with memberships to both sites Amazon was cheaper. PLUS after ordering on Friday I got the book on Saturday. Crazy right?

      September 16, 2013

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