Book 30: Good Omens

TITLE: Good Omens
AUTHOR: Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
STARTED: May 29, 2008
FINISHED: June 8, 2008
PAGES: 384
GENRE: Fiction

FIRST SENTENCE: It was a nice day.

SUMMARY: [From] 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...

THOUGHTS: Egads! It has been almost a month since I read this novel for my book club. I really enjoyed it - particularly the imagery and random yet witty writing. My memory of the read is a muddled since it was so long ago, but I do know that I would recommend it.

RATING: 6/10 [Good]