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Good Omens

Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaimen

According to "The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter," "Witch" (the world's only "completely" accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner. 

So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon--both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle--are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. 

And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . . 

This book is beautifully blasphemous and fantastically funny. Definitely not for any readers who would find themselves offended by religious jokes. It really is a magnificent culmination of these two writers' abilities to be sarcastic and genuine seemingly in the same sentiment. The narrative voice is my favourite thing like the whole story is being retold by your funny cynical uncle. For a story about angels, demons, witches and antichrists it really is quite human. The characters' intentions and inevitable mistakes are wonderfully honest and the relationships are completely normal in their 'otherness'.

I really feel this is a must read for all!