|In Good Omens the world is going to end next Saturday, well at least according to the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter. Both heaven and hell are to wage war on earth, but can it be prevented? If it can’t who will win? And what about the ineffable plan?
In Good Omens two of the best writers around – Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman present a host of ingenious and eccentric characters including: Aziraphale – Heaven’s Angel, Crowley – A Fallen Angel working for Hell, the four horsemen of the apocalypse, Witchfinders Newton Pulsifer & Shadwell, Anathema a descendant of Agnes Nutter and new age spiritualist, Adam with dog and the Them.
The war on Earth will all start in Lower Tadfield, a sleepy village in the English countryside. The plot is creative, eventful and expertly shown by Pratchett and Gaiman. Good Omens is humorous, captivating and hilarious.
Humour litters every page of this book. From the things that characters say and do to the fantastically funny footnotes.
Good Omens was first published in 1990 and it’s no surprise that a book this absorbing and addictive is still being printed today. So if you like humorous books, apocalyptic stories, novels about heaven, hell and all manor of angels and supernatural beings you’ll love this book.