Our Bookseller says:
“Ever wondered about the Apocalypse? Not about the event itself, but what precedes and encourages it? That’s precisely what this book is about. An angel, a demon, the Devil’s child, a witch, and a witch hunter share the spotlight, but at no point does it feel overwhelming — on the contrary, it wouldn’t make sense with fewer perspectives. Good Omens also explains quite a bit of why the world is the way it is (like those absurdly frustrating roadways that seem demonic at their source, for example). Sarcasm and wit are woven throughout this novel in such a way that you can’t help but laugh out loud, so maybe be careful about reading it in public if you’re self-conscious about that sort of thing.
Side note: Amazon’s rendition of the novel sticks closely to the story, but trust me when I say it’s worth reading the book too!” – Christine
Armageddon only happens once, you know. They don’t let you go around again until you get it right.
People have been predicting the end of the world almost from its very beginning, so it’s only natural to be skeptical when a new date is set for Judgement Day. But what if, for once, the predictions are right, and the apocalypse really is due to arrive next Saturday, just after tea? You could spend the time left drowning your sorrows, giving away all your possessions in preparation for the rapture, or laughing it off as (hopefully) just another hoax.
Or you could just try to do something about it.
It’s a predicament that Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon now finds themselves in. They’ve been living amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and, truth be told, have grown rather fond of the lifestyle and, in all honesty, are not actually looking forward to the coming Apocalypse.
And then there’s the small matter that someone appears to have misplaced the Antichrist…