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"Good Omens": Your Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse

Updated on April 3, 2017
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Apocalypse This Saturday (Before Dinner)

What would you do if I told you that the world was ending this Saturday? Well, a number of you would scoff and shrug your shoulders, dismissing me as a nutter. Others would start flailing around trying to accomplish everything on their bucket list. And others would probably purchase a large tub of chocolate fudge ice cream and attempt to consume it while watching old sci fi reruns. At least, that's what I'd do.

But let's be serious. What if the world really was ending? The sky is a blood red, fish are falling from the skies, Tibetans are tunneling under the earth, War, Death, Famine, and Pollution are having a blast causing chaos. What would you do then? Or can do? Well, there's not so much we puny humans can do, other than wallowing in our self pity. However, for divine beings or the occult or whatever you'd like to call them, this is a bit of trouble, especially if they like Earth as well.

In Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's novel Good Omens, a demon, named Crowley, and an angel, named Aziraphale, are two unlikely friends who aren't pleased with "The Divine Plan." They have lived among humans since The Beginning, and have grown accustomed to life on Earth... rather they actually enjoy life with mortals. Neither of them want the battle between Heaven and Hell to take place, so... they try their best to sabotage it. Not to mention, the Antichrist has been misplac-- er missing. Armed with The Nice Prophesies of Agnes Nutter, the two attempt to find the Antichrist, before he realizes that he should destroy the world.

This book is pure satire that embodies the talents of two great writers: Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Together, they weave a witty tale that is sure to keep you on your toes while rolling around laughing on the floor. No matter what your religious beliefs are, Good Omens is a must have for your book collection and a must read. After all, the Apocalypse is this Saturday before dinner, are you ready?

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