I loved the book, then I loved the tv show, then I loved the script book. It’s amazing to read all the cut scenes where they should’ve been- and it’s another way to enjoy the book which I love so much.
This is, of course, a script book for Good Omens, and what more could you ask? Okay, it’s not the special edition from Waterstones with a few extra scenes that we never got to see in the series. The four other bikers are in this, at the end, but not Aziraphale getting his medal for long service, or trying to get rid of the woman who just can’t live without another Barnaby Rudge story. Such a pity - but you can google those scenes and there’s footage of Neil Gaiman reading them aloud, so it’s not all bad.
Anyway - buy it. You know you want to. And then if they release another version with ALL the missing scenes, buy that, too. Buy all of them. Buy the soundtrack. Buy Michael Sheen a drink. It’s all absolutely ineffable.
It’s brilliant, of course it is, BUT this version doesn’t include the extra scene where Aziriphale opens his bookshop for the first time and Gabriel turns up to recall him to Heaven. I partly bought it FOR this scene (which, it turns out, is only in the Waterstones special edition scriptbook) so I was a bit disappointed.
Fantastic read which provides insight into the show. For example it has deleted scenes and scenes that are in a different order than the final cut of the TV show. It is also just pretty hilarious. Neil Gaimen didn't necessarily take it all too seriously and so you get such gems as 'BOOM - HUGE EXPLOSION. FIRE AND LIGHT AND THINGS BEING BLOWN AROUND. SO COOL AN EXPLOSION THAT I AM TYPING IN CAPITALS.' So, yeah. It's good.
A great book to read while you're watching the series. The script is a gem, plus you get a lot of deleted scenes and many different bits that did not make to the screen. And some hilarious stage directions too.
absolutely loved this - it was devilishly good! It made me as happy as Aziraphale dancing a gavotte. If you've read Good Omens, you should read/watch this too as it has additional details. Terry Pratchett would be so proud of how amazing Neil Gaiman's scripts are.
An experience that every fan of the show, and even the book, should go through! It is full of every moment we enjoyed in the adaption, and more, and the quality of it is absolutely gorgeous too! Well worth every penny!