this book (it has two covers here, for fun) is a HOOT!
good omens: the nice and accurate prophecies of agnes nutter, witch.
my friend meris recommended it, and i read it and i loved it. it's by neil gaiman, a great writer and a pioneer in the graphic novel field, and terry pratchett, whose work i didn't know, but it turns out he's important too!
it's a book about the apocalypse, which is scheduled for saturday. here's the official tag for the book:
There is a distinct hint of Armageddon in the air. According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (recorded, thankfully, in 1655, before she blew up her entire village and all its inhabitants, who had gathered to watch her burn), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, the Four Bikers of the Apocalypse are revving up their mighty hogs and hitting the road, and the world's last two remaining witch-finders are getting ready to fight the good fight, armed with awkwardly antiquated instructions and stick pins. Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. . . . Right. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan.
Except that a somewhat fussy angel (on the dark cover, above) and a fast-living demon (on the white cover, above) -- each of whom has lived among Earth's mortals for many millennia and has grown rather fond of the lifestyle -- are not particularly looking forward to the coming Rapture. If Crowley and Aziraphale are going to stop it from happening, they've got to find and kill the Antichrist (which is a shame, as he's a really nice kid). There's just one glitch: someone seems to have misplaced him. . . .