August 5, 2019 by TinyNavajo
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
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*Published November 28, 2006*
Oh, my gosh guys! I can finally watch the short series on Amazon Prime now!!! YAY!!! That’s really the only reason I got around to reading this book now, because I’ve been seeing GIFs and screenshots of the show and I like to read the book before watching the show/movie so I read the book!
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 is such a good book!!! I would have read it eventually because Neil Gaiman wrote it and he’s becoming a automatic read for me. And I’m so glad I did, I love Crowley and Aziraphale and how they worked against and with each other. They worked for their sides in the Ineffable Plan to bring about the end of the world. They also work with each other to keep the world as it is. Crowley and Aziraphale love the world and all that’s in it. They want the world to stay as it is, but they have to do what is required of them by their bosses as well.
We also find about what our lost Antichrist is doing while he is growing up. We learn more about what the Ineffable Plan is as well as what and what it means not only to Aziraphale and Crowley, but for their bosses and the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. Life doesn’t go the way you always expect it to go, and sometimes that’s preferrable!
Have you read Good Omens? Have you seen the show? How do you think the world is going to end? Comment below and let me know!