Friday, August 8, 2008

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

Good OmensWhat book should one read when getting to go see the fantasico comedian Eddie Izzard? Well I am sure there are several, but I highly recommend the Good Omens The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter Witch, by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.

It is a story about Armageddon, demons, angels, and prophecies. The world is going to end this Saturday; the Divine Plan has been set in motion. However, you know that old saying “The best-laid plans of mice and men/often go awry,” or in this case “The best-laid prophecies of the Almighty and the Prince of Darkness for the end of the world may not quite go as foretold.” Yes, it seems that a certain demon and his angel pal, who have been living amongst us humans, aren’t too keen on giving up their current life-style. Couple that with an aging sergeant of the Witchfinder Army and a spiritual guide on a motor scooter along with the four horsemen on Harleys, and of course, the end of the world would not be complete without at least one UFO encounter, you could see where perhaps things might not go as expected. Oh, then there is the small issue of misplacing the Antichrist, but hey, sometime these things happen.

Like the back of the cover says, “What’s so funny about Armageddon? More than you’d think....” Good Omens is a hard-to-put-down LOL read to the very end.

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