I've never read Terry Pratchett, but he had made a name for himself. I've read a few books by Neil Gaiman and loved them all...so I had high hopes for this book. Boy, was I disappointed. I didn't even finish the book.
If you could describe something as being "Too British", this would be it. The story was just too dry and it kept side tracking with little fictional anecdotes which I guess are suppose to be witty (think Monte Python) but just come of as unfunny and silly.
In the end, the book just wasn't for me
The first time I read this book was when I was in high school. I heard about it recently, so I decided to buy the audio book and go down that road again. Yes, the setting is a bit outdated, but the story holds up. The story had deferral interesting characters who are all greatly portrayed by the narrator. You'll never mix them up. Each character's voice is very well-fitted and easily recognizable in a big conversation amongst several characters; not an easy task. If you have a fragile faith and are easily threatened, steer clear of this book. If you like to laugh about all the silly and irrational parts of the Bible, then you'll be entertained.