“God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players [i.e. everybody], to being involved in an obscure and complex variant of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won’t tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.”
What happens when Neil Geiman meets up with Terry Pratchett and decide to write a book? You get The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, AKA, Good Omens, and what a ride that was.
Armageddon is around the corner and strange things are taking place all over the world. Two friends, Crowley the demon and Aziraphale the angel who spent way too much time on earth that they grew to fancy it started, plotting to prevent the destruction of their precious planet.
There is a wide range of characters in the book beside our two friends, some of which are Adam, The Antichrist (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), his gang of friends who call themselves the “Them”, Newton Pulsifer the witch finder and his lover, Anathema Devices, a witch, and the descendant of Agnes Nutter, another witch or a prophet who wrote The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter.
The book is downright hilarious and enjoyable in every aspect of it, from the plot to the characters to the never ending jokes and witty comments about humans being worse than demons, almost everything wrong about society, religion and some other jokes I didn’t really get because I think they’re British oriented… Maybe?.
Looking for a good laugh? Then look no further, this book is for you.