08. April 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fantasy, Fiction, Kira

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Pratchett, Terry & Neil Gaiman, 366 pages, read by Kira, on 04/05/2013

good omensAn entertaining satire of Armageddon.  Like many soldiers/players, despite being on opposing team, after being stationed in the same area for millennia, demon Crowley & angel Aziraphale have developed a working relationship, finding that in some ways, that they have more in common with their counterpart in the field, than the higher-ups on their team.  Both Crowley & Aziraphale have changed, more through their association with humans, than the influence of each other.   Then Crowley is handed the baby AntiChrist.  Demon Crowley realizes he doesn’t want the world to end, that he has enjoyed his time on this plane.  Aziraphale grapples with the paradox of the AntiChrist,  needing the AntiChrist’s presence in order to bring about the Grand Plan Armageddon, even though it means the destruction of the earth.  Azirafale has also enjoyed his time on the earth, and dreads the boredom of heaven.

Then the AntiChrist goes missing having been mistakenly switched at birth.

Initially I wasn’t sure I was up for a dystopian narrative, however, Gaiman & Pratchett do a good job, razzing both sides.  This was a delightful tale, with biting humor. I bet Gaiman & Pratchett really enjoyed writing this book.



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