Good Omens

Published 10:46 am Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Book: “Good Omens”

Author: Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

Did you know that Armageddon is scheduled to commence next Saturday?

Careful plans have been made and several lie in wait for the battle to start — but wait! Where is the star of the show, the Adversary, Destroyer of Kings, Angel of the Bottomless Pit, Great Beast that is called Dragon, Prince of this world, Father of Lies, Spawn of Satan, and Lord of Darkness –– the Antichrist?

The child that is the Antichrist has been switched at birth by a quite scatterbrained nurse.

As the armies of good and evil gather and the events of the Final Days unfold, an angel (Aziraphale) and a demon (Crowley), who have both occupied Earth since its beginnings and have grown to like it, join forces to circumvent this disaster.

It soon becomes a race against time and the four horsemen (or should I say bikers) to find the child.

With the help of the 17th century doomsday prophesies of the witch, Agnes Nutter can the world be saved? Or will the world go down in tatters right before dinner as foretold?

Immerse yourself in this fun, but flighty motley supernatural crew to discover if the world will end or if we will be permitted to live a while longer.

Full of humor and wit that is sure to entertain for hours.

Reviewer: Kim Emrick is the assistant director of Harrison Regional Library.