Sunday, December 30, 2007

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

It's the end of the world as we know it ... well, not quite.
Armaggeddon is coming and some people aren't too happy about it. The hordes of Heaven and Hell are gathering for the final battle _ to take place this Saturday _ and some supernatural beings are determined to stop it.
Although according to the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, there doesn't seem to be a lot they can do. Agnes was the worst kind of predictor: she was always right.
Crowley the demon and Aziraphale the angel have been living among humans for thousands of years. And to tell the truth, they sort of like it. So they determine that the best thing to do is to hunt down the Anitchrist and destroy him. Which is a shame, really, because he's a nice kid.
Good Omens is funny, funny, funny. Giggling maniacally and laughing out loud funny. The combination of Pratchett and Gaiman has created something profane, possibly profound and very, very, very funny.
I'm a recent Pratchett fan _ having only read this and The Colour of Magic but he's fast becoming a favourite; and Neil Gaiman is one of my favourite authors.
Great stuff :)

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