Good Omens – Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman was the funniest novel I’ve read in a long time. I needed a book like that after The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. If you need a cosy and funny read for the winter, you’ll enjoy this.

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The subject is quite impressive; the world is coming to an end, but the antichrist is with the wrong family. So it is a little confusing out there.

Good Omens - Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

Aside from the subject, I must mention that the characters in Good Omens blew me away. If you like Supernatural (TV show), I strongly recommend you read this cause these angels will blow your mind!

The interesting thing is that Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman had written this book before they were famous, and they wrote it for fun. In every sentence of the book, one can see their genius and even see how much fun they are having. And I’m sure you’ll have fun reading it too. Enjoy!

Good Omens

There is a hint of Armageddon in the air. According to the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (recorded, thankfully, in 1655, before she blew up her entire village and all its inhabitants, who had gathered to watch her burn), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. So the Armies of Good and Evil are massing, the Four Bikers of the Apocalypse are revving up their mighty hogs and hitting the road, and the world’s last two remaining witchfinders are getting ready to Fight the Good Fight. Atlantis is rising. Frogs are falling. Tempers are flaring, and so everything appears to be going to Divine Plan.

Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not particularly looking forward to the coming Rapture. They’ve lived amongst Humanity for millennia, and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle. So if Crowley and Aziraphale are going to stop it from happening, they’ve got to find and kill the AntiChrist (which is a shame, really, as he’s a nice kid). There’s just one glitch though: someone seems to have misplaced him.

Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s brilliantly dark and funny take on mankind’s final judgment is back, in a new hardcover edition which includes an introduction by the authors.

Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

Sir Terence David John Pratchett OBE was an English humorist, satirist, and author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. He is best known for his Discworld series of 41 novels. Pratchett’s first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971.

Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, nonfiction, audio theatre, and films. His works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book.

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