The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.Good Omens is a bit hard to classify - is it fantasy? YA? - but I will say this for sure: it's funny. Nine times out of ten, I don't find so-called funny books to actually be funny, so I was really pleased that this one is. It's ridiculous, mostly absurd, and very funny. I whipped through it in two days (despite it's relative heft - my edition is 354 rather large pages) eager to know if the world really would end and amused by the dry, British humor throughout.
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