Good Omens

Written by: Neil Gaiman

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“Good Omens” is a delightfully witty and irreverent tale of the apocalypse, written by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. The story follows the unlikely alliance between Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon, as they attempt to sabotage the coming of the End Times prophesied by Agnes Nutter, the world’s only accurate prophet.

Having grown quite fond of their comfortable lives on Earth since the Beginning, Aziraphale and Crowley are not eager to see the world end. However, the birth of the Antichrist sets in motion a series of events that appear to be following the Divine Plan, with the armies of Good and Evil preparing for the final battle, Atlantis rising from the depths, and frogs falling from the sky.

To make matters worse, the Antichrist has been misplaced due to a mix-up at the hospital on the day of his birth. Instead of growing up in the proper environment to fulfill his destiny, young Adam is raised in a small English village by the wrong family, unaware of his true identity.

As the appointed day of the apocalypse approaches, Aziraphale and Crowley must navigate a world filled with colorful characters, including the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, each with their own unique personality, and a host of other celestial and infernal beings.

“Good Omens” is a laugh-out-loud comedy that playfully explores themes of fate, free will, and the nature of good and evil. With its clever wordplay, memorable characters, and biting satire, this beloved novel has become a cult classic, earning a spot at number 68 on the BBC’s “The Big Read” survey in 2003.


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