Title: Good Omens| The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter,Witch
Author: Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
Published by: HarperTorch
Publication date: November 28th 2006
Genres: Fantasy, Humor, Science Fiction
“Don’t think of it as dying. Think of it as leaving early to avoid the rush.” -Death
This hilariously written book about the Apocalypse is just what I was looking for. 2016 has been so over the top ridiculous that Good Omens was the perfect solution to my dreariness. From demons named Grievous Bodily Harm to a gang called the Them, made up of four eleven year old kids, to witch hunters falling in love with witches and the philosophical ideas presented in the form of humor, this book had it all.
“Crowley (An Angel who did not so much Fall as Saunter Vaguely Downwards)”, a demon who loves cassette tapes and his Bentley (and resembled Dean Winchester from Supernatural incredibly well) and his enemy of six thousand years (which made him a sort of friend) Aziraphale, an angel, agree that they enjoy being on Earth and don’t really care for an Apocalypse and so they decide to stop it. But first they need to figure out who the actual Antichrist is.
Good Omens is jam packed with quotable lines and funny anecdotes. Practically every page had comedic lines on it. I didn’t rush through it, but if I wasn’t reading Good Omens, I most assuredly was thinking about it.
If I had to give one critique to this book, it would be that I would’ve loved more Crowley and Aziraphale time because they have great chemistry and some of my favorite parts of the book centered around them but at the same time, if the whole book was about them, it wouldn’t be the Apocalypse. Good Omens follows a few different story lines, all which interlace throughout the book and tighten at the end. The writing of Pratchett and Gaiman flowed as if from a single author and I loved finding out that they would read what they had written to each other over the phone and then get really giddy as they figured out how to fit everything together.
So what are you waiting for? Go experience the days leading up to the Apocalypse!