It’s the end of the world as we know it…and I feel fine!

Having recently read several serious books back to back, I felt the growing need to get rid of the gloom hanging over me left over from Rushdie, Hugo and Hosseini, so I decided that for my next book, I would read something light and easy.

I went with Neil Gaiman and Terry Prachett’s cult classic, Good Omens, about the birth of the anti-christ and Armageddon.  Like I said, light and easy!

The story about the war between heaven and hell and the end of the world has never been this funny!  It is a “laugh out loud” story about the efforts exerted by angels, demons, witches, witchfinders, satanic nuns, horsepeople, seers, mediums and other strange people  to help young Adam, the spawn of Satan, fulfil his destiny in bringing about Armageddon.

One of the funniest and most entertaining books I’ve ever read – a perfect book to start the new year.

Rating:  3/5

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5 thoughts on “It’s the end of the world as we know it…and I feel fine!

  1. This book came across my desk recently and I can’t wait to read it myself. Your review makes me want to bump it up my “to read list” because I could use a laugh right now, too! Thanks for the review.
    Susan @ Richard Burges

  2. I have heard about this book, but never read it. I do like Neil Gaiman’s work but am a bit apathetic towards Pratchett.

    • You should give it a go. I’m a fan of Neil Gaiman though I didn’t like American Gods so much. I’ve never read Terry Prachett, but I’ve heard lots of good things about him (as a writer) so I’ll probably read a book of his soon.

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