|Two covers, same awesomeness inside.|
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.
Put New York Times bestselling authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett together . . . and all Hell breaks loose.
Oh man... In a good way! This is a YA book blog, but Good Omens was just too good not to review!
The only serious issue I have with this book are my conflicted feelings about reading it in public. On one hand, you want to, because you're bound to see that other person who's read it and you share that awesome "I love this book you love this book let's be friends" moment.
On the other hand, if I read it in public, my laughing the entire time might disturb some onlookers. This is one funny book. Heck (no pun intended) if being funny was a crime this book would probably be banned in all 50 states (in which I would still smuggle it in to read.)
Though obviously Christianity-based, I'd say this book is for anybody and everybody. Good Omens takes a comical look at the whole idea of the Apocalypse, which is refreshing with all of the Mayan calender hype now that it's 2012.
Seriously, I don't care how long you "to read" list is (even if it's longer than mine, if that's even possible), but it aside and read Good Omens!
Title: Good Omens, the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
Authors: Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Publication Date: 2007, originally 1990