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
I’m not a big reader, but this is to be one of the best books I’ve ever read! I couldn’t put the thing down! It’s such and amazing read and would recommend to anybody !
Best book you’ll ever buy!!
Loved this book forever, still can’t get enough of it..
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.