Good Omens by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens sees the long foretold coming of the Antichrist, which is a big problem, not just for all the people caught in the way of Armageddon, but for the angel Aziraphale, and the demon Crowley, Heaven and Hell’s representatives on the mortal plane. Both have grown rather accustomed to the comforts of the world, and, scheming together, they hatch a plot to stop the end of the world.

There’s a reason this novel makes so many lists of "must read" or, more appropriately, "must listen to" books. The writing in it is wonderful, with colorful characters, hilarious quips, and fantastic imaginings of apocalyptic entities. One would not think of the four horsemen as being fun or funny people, but these writers manage it somehow.  It’s not terribly long, either, so, if you have an afternoon, give it a listen! It was also recently turned into an excellent TV miniseries by Amazon and the BBC.

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Published by on September 23, 2020
Last Modified September 25, 2023