THE BOOK BEHIND THE AMAZON PRIME/BBC SERIES STARRING DAVID TENNANT, MICHAEL SHEEN, JON HAMM AND BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH
'Ridiculously inventive and gloriously funny' Guardian
What if, for once, the predictions are right, and the Apocalypse really is due to arrive next Saturday, just after tea?
It's a predicament that Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon, now find themselves in. They've been living amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and, truth be told, have grown rather fond of the lifestyle and, in all honesty, are not actually looking forward to the coming Apocalypse.
And then there's the small matter that someone appears to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .
What readers are saying about Good Omens:
***** 'A superb recipe for disaster. I didn't stop grinning from beginning to end.'
***** 'Both Gaiman and Pratchett are great authors and they complement each other brilliantly'
***** 'Superbly enjoyable read. Seamlessly co-written.'
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Acclaimed fantasy authors Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman teamed up for this wry, pre-apocalyptic comedy of errors. Due to a hospital mix-up in England, a normal boy named Warlock is presumed to be the Antichrist; Adam Young, the actual Antichrist, is raised as a normal boy. Swirling around this pair are witches, angels, demons and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, all straining against their celestial roles while hell-bent on fulfilling them. Hilarious in the style of Monty Python films and Red Dwarf episodes, Good Omens regards the end times not with seriousness, but as a seriously good-natured goof.
The end of the world is coming, and the portents are everywhere. All is dependent on the anti-Christ if the agents of good and evil here on Earth can find him. Action-packed with flaming swords and freakish catastrophes, the 20-year-old novel is made even more suspenseful, irreverent, and clever with Martin Jarvis at the helm. Young or old, male or female, angel or demon, human or not, Jarvis s voices are legion, and his delivery and dramatics make for never a dull moment. \n
Gaiman and Pratchett = Great Combo
Very funny. It moves at a great pace too. It makes me wonder why they haven’t written a sequel.
Pratchett at his Best !!
This was the first Terry Pratchett book I read. A delightful read, and like all his books, thought provoking and hilarious at the same time. The end of the world has never been presented quite this way before. Pratchett's gentle humour and insight into human nature makes this book one of my all time favourites.
There is a reason it is a cult classic.