Man, I haven’t read Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett in years but I just finished it up yesterday. I forgot how great this book is! It is right up my alley. Plenty of dry British humor, great descriptions an a good story.
Good Omens follows the exploits of demon A.J. Crowley and angel Aziraphale as they try to avert the apocalypse by influencing the upbringing of who they think is the Antichrist. Think is the operative word because the boy they think is the Antichrist, a young American named Warlock, really isn’t. The Satanist nuns that were supposed to switch out the Antichrist with the American baby accidentally switched him out with a baby of a regular old stodgy British couple instead.
Instead of growing up with Crowley and Aziraphale’s respective interference, the Antichrist grew up in a regular human home with a regular human family and friends. And that just throws a monkey wrench in the whole end of the world bit. So if you’re looking for good book and are a fan of either of these authors, I highly, highly recommend Good Omens. This book came out a long time ago but I would love to see more of Crowley and Aziraphale. Please? A+ book.