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'Marvellously benign, ridiculously inventive and gloriously funny' Guardian
'Armageddon only happens once, you know. They don't let you go around again until you get it right'
According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, Judgement Day is almost upon us and the world's going to end in a week . . .
Now people have been predicting the end of the world almost from its very beginning, so it's only natural to be sceptical when a new date is set for Judgement Day. But what if, for once, the predictions are right, and the apocalypse really is due to arrive next Saturday, just after tea?
You could spend the time left drowning your sorrows, giving away all your possessions in preparation for the rapture, or laughing it off as (hopefully) just another hoax. Or you could just try to do something about it.
It's a predicament that Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon now finds 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 . . .
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.
This zany tale of the bungling of Armageddon features an angel, a demon, an 11-year-old Antichrist and a doomsaying witch; unmistakably British humor is in abundance.
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The wonderful thing about this book is that it’s pretty much deliberately timeless, but also very much of a period. In simple terms, it’s The Omen meets Just William, But it’s so much more than that.
There are those who will say there’s too much one one author and not enough of the other, but that’s not true. And better yet, the bits that you think are by one tend to be by the other (according to the authors when they spoke about it). The footnotes alone are worth the read, and funnier than many other novels, but the book itself is funny, and at the same time very serious, as all the best funny books are. This a a book about what it means to be human, and about the simple joy of being alive. And it remains, after thirty years, my favourite book ever.
Quite probably the best collaboration ever
This book is amazingly funny, which will have you in side splitting hysterics from start to finish!
To both authors of this book, one isn’t here anymore, but it got me out of work and into lower tadfield..
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