Genre: Fantasy, Humour
No. Pages: 402
The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter state that the world will end next Saturday. The Antichrist has been born and all of the arrangements are in place ready for Armageddon.
Firstly, this book is so funny. There’s constant jokes and little footnotes that made this book so much better than it may have been and you should read this book solely for the comedy factor. Having been written by British authors, some jokes may not have as much impact if you are not familiar with British culture but it’s still well worth a read.
There’s such a diverse array of characters all with their different quirky personalities which only add to the humour and the oddities. This book doesn’t take itself seriously and I enjoyed the light-hearted feel surrounding what could have been an ominous plot.
I really enjoyed the dynamic between Aziraphale and Crowley, an angel and a demon, who have more of a bromance than an inherent dislike for one another. The Antichrist and his friends are also very enjoyable to read about. Being 11 years old, their childish imagination and perspective of the world is amusing and refreshing to read about.
Pratchett and Gaiman do well in their depiction of good vs evil as well as exploring the nature of humanity. Unfortunately, I was a bit dissatisfied with the ending. I was hoping for something a bit better but it certainly didn’t ruin the book for me.
Have you read Good Omens? What did you think of it? 🙂