According to the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter - the world's only totally reliable guide to the future - the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just after tea . . .
Frequently hilarious and littered with funny footnotes and eccentric characters, 'Good Omens' is also humane, intelligent, suspenseful, and fully equipped with a chorus of "Tibetans, Aliens, Americans, Atlanteans and other rare and strange creatures of the Last Days".
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 02 / 2012
Good Omens is written by two of the greatest fantasy authors in history. Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman worked so amazingly well together, and it really shows in this book.
I loved every character, and every silly twist and turn, even the ones that you knew were coming.
There's a fantastic sense of humour about this book, the same level of humour to be expected from these British authors.
When an angel and a demon realise the Apocalypse means the end of the fun they can have on Earth, they take on the monumental task of tutoring the child they suspect as the Anti-Christ in order to prevent it. - Karina (QBD)
Tash - 13nv
In Good Omens, the world is going to end next Saturday. Unfortunately, due to a mix-up at the children's hospital eleven years ago, Heaven and Hell both appear to have misplaced the Anti-Christ. Searching for him are the four horsemen give chase in the form of a motorcycle gang, a young witch with an ancient book of prophecy so specific its nearly useless, and the angel Aziraphale and his demon sometimes-friend Crowley who have decided they quite like the world and aren't ready for it to be gone thank you very much. Good Omens is filled to the brim with funny narrative asides and tongue-in-cheek dialogue, as all parties frantically race to either prevent or start the end of the world. Hilariously funny from start to finish, Good Omens is the sort of book you don't want to read in public due to the strange looks you're likely to get from passer-bys, but will still want come back to again and again.