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Good Omens – Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

Title: Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

Authors: Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

Genre: Fantasy

Plot: The apocalypse is close at hand. According to angel, Aziraphale, and demon Crowley, it’ll start in 11 years. They found the antichrist born in Tadfield, England. But the thing is, Aziraphale and Crowley don’t want the apocalypse to happen. They’ve grown too attached to Earth to let it go. They watch the baby antichrist grow up. On the child’s 11th birthday, when his hellhound is supposed to show up, nothing happens. The child they’ve watch grow up is not the antichrist. They have no idea where he is. Now the hunt is on, both heaven and hell are looking for him. People on Earth are looking for him as well. Agnes Nutter’s descendent, Anathema Device, has prophecies regarding the apocalypse and is waiting for the signs. Witchfinders are looking for her, and any other witch they can get their hands on. Adam Young is a 11 year old boy who enjoys playing with his friends and his dog that he got for his 11th birthday. After his 11th birthday, Adam starts to realize that he has some strange powers. He can manipulate things and people. Strange weather phenomenon start to happen over his town of Tadfield. Will Aziraphale and Crowley be able to stop the apocalypse? Or will they give in to their natures? Will Adam learn to control his powers to start the apocalypse? Does Anathema wish to stop the apocalypse? Will she be able to protect herself and others? Or will the Witchfinders stop her first?

Rating: 4.0 – a good story filled with satire and very good points about life in general

Opinion: This was a very interesting story. I was a bit confused about the plot line at first. It seemed a bit jumbled to me at first. It ended up being a story with different plot lines that all come together at the end. Though there are a few pieces of the story that are there to just explain what’s going on around the world. It was filled with satire as well. I got a chuckle out of it. The ending of the book makes some very good points about life. And it all comes from the mouth of 11 year old Adam. It’s a simple logic that makes sense about a lot of tough points about life. It’s not to most biblically accurate book. But that’s part of the satire of the book. It still brings up some points about life as well. It made me wonder all the things about prophecies and future predictions. We’re not mend to understand everything about life and the future. I enjoyed this book. I didn’t think it was a great as the hype made it out to be, but I did like the book. Amazon Prime made it a short series. I have yet to watch it so I can’t compare it to the book. It’ll probably be one of the next series I watch. If you like fantasies with multiple plot lines and some good points about life, then I highly recommend this book.

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