Top critical review
Nice writing, no substance
Reviewed in Australia on 4 April 2019
The writing is very witty and the dialogue in particular is excellent. But the running joke of good/evil heaven/hell being the same thing, while funny, isn’t funny enough. The little jabs along those lines about freedom fighters/terrorists and politicians being in the pocket of both heaven and hell are neither funny or profound. The attempts at humorous moralism over the pollution, war and the environment are neither funny nor profound. Some characters are quite good, particularly the Crowley and Aziraphale. But I think there have just been too many crammed in to ensure both the coherence of the narrative and good characterisation.