Authors: Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Might be minor spoilers so I will put the warning here just in case. (If there is I do apologise)
There is a hint of Armageddon in the air. According to the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (as recorded in 1655), the world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. SO the armies of Good and Evil are massing, the four bikers of the apocolypse are revving up their mighty hogs and hitting the road, and the world’s last two remaining witchfinders are getting ready to fight the good fight. Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, Tempus are flaring, and everything appears to be going to Divine Plan. All that’s required now is the Anti-Christ. There’s just one glitch: Someone seems to have misplaced him.
Before I read the book I had listened to the radio dramatisation of this book that was on for the Memory of Sir Terry Pratchett and I could not stop listen to it, so it got me to pick up this book and it did not disappoint. ‘Good Omens’ is one of the few books that is not part of the Discworld series. It is a stand alone that he did with another author Neil Gaiman.
First a question. Who knew you can make a story about the end of the world so humerous? Well Terry Prathcett and Neil Gaiman has managed to accomplish that with it’s witty characters and bizarre events thanks to the upcomming apocolypse that has been told by an infamous book ‘The nice and the Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter.’ The book itself has everything for everyone to enjoy as it has a sense of paranormal and superstitions, popular theories and mythologies, different point of views from different characters and relatable topics with tons of humour.
I would like to talk about the characters, particularly the duo Crowley, a demon who owns a 1926 Vintage Bentley and Aziraphale, an angel who owns a bookstore and wanting the ancient book that was written by Agnes Nutter. The reason why I love these two is they are polar oppisites, because they were on different sides of the war where they had been enimies for generations they were literally best friends and both of them enjoy their lives on Earth they would work together to try and stop the apocolypse the minute they heard about the birth of the Anti-Christ, things went well until they realised they were keeping an eye on the wrong son.
The next two characters are Sergent Shadwell and Newt Pulsifer and their jobs is to find witches and exercute them like what happened in 1655. Shadwell is the only Witchfinder alivebefore he gave Newt the job, he sticks to old fashioned ways to figure out whi is a witch for example: pins and counting people’s nipples. Then there is Newt Pulsifer who is scrawny and is always nervous but slowly has a character development through the book.
Anathama Device , the descendant of Agnes Nutter, the witch of the 21st century and always goes through her life of the prophecies her ancestor predicted in the book.
The four horsemen of the apocolypse, War, Famine, Pollution and Death who is ready for the apocolypse to start with their own disasters to the world.
Adam Young and his gang called ‘Them’, 11 year olds that likes to say their own personal views and theories about what’s going on around the world, particularly Adam who wants to change the world for the better.
And last but not least Agnes Nutter, a witch who wrote her prophecies in her book, and the one who predicted the end of the world.
The plot has many twists and suspense along with many related topics that we recognized from celebrities, news, myths and stories.It has got humour and wit but it also makes us focus on the world problems that is happening even today.
I highly recommend this so overall I am giving it:
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