#Friday56 & #BookBeginnings: Good Omens


It was a nice day.
- p. ix

For Friday 56:
"He's too normal." Crowley drummed his fingers on the table. "I don't like it. There's something wrong, I just can't put my finger in it."
- p. 56

About Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett*There is a distinct hint of Armageddon in the air. According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (recorded, thankfully, in 1655, before she blew up her entire village and all its inhabitants, who had gathered to watch her burn), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, the Four Bikers of the Apocalypse are revving up their mighty hogs and hitting the road, and the world's last two remaining witch-finders are getting ready to fight the good fight, armed with awkwardly antiquated instructions and stick pins. Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. . . . Right. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan.Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon -- each of whom has lived among Earth's mortals for many millennia and has grown rather fond of the lifestyle -- are not particularly looking forward to the coming Rapture. If Crowley and Aziraphale are going to stop it from happening, they've got to find and kill the Antichrist (which is a shame, as he's a really nice kid). There's just one glitch: someone seems to have misplaced him.

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I read this way back in 2011 and loved the irreverence, and believe it or not, it's really funny! Neil Gaiman is now one of my must read authors but Terry Pratchett remains unexplored ... for now.

Check out my review here.

Have you read this? Gaiman, Pratchett ... thoughts?


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