pandinac at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Sun Dec 12 20:32:03 EST 2004
On Sun, 12 Dec 2004, Sally Odgers wrote:
> I have just been reading the Amazon reviews of Good Omens (ODWJ -
> Neil Gaiman is a fan) and someone complains that the Them don't
> sound/act like modern 11 year olds. That's the point... isn't it?
> Like Aziraphal (or however he's spelled; I don't have the book
> beside me) the Them are focussed on 1950.
Yes, I think that's the point, although for different reasons.
The Them talk like children out of old school stories or instalments
of Just William; Aziraphale's just incurably old-fashioned.
"Hold fast to the one noble thing."
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