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…
I’ve heard many great things about Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman in the last couple of months, especially following the death of Terry Pratchett. Once I was exposed to them, they showed up everywhere, and I’m not just talking about Discworld (which is a boardgame too) or the famous Neil Gaiman speech on writing.
So when a friend of mine brought out Good Omens during a visit to his home, I figured this would be a great introduction to both authors – and that proved to be true.
If you haven’t picked up Good Omens, I would suggest you do. It’s a great way of introducing yourself to both authors in a stand alone series that gives good insight to both of their writing styles in a fun way. I thoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish and have picked up a couple of Terry Pratchett books in the process.
Have you read any books by Terry Pratchett or Neil Gaiman that you recommend? Let me know.