Synopsis according to Goodreads: According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.
So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.
And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist...
My review: The rapture has never been funnier.
I don't know what exactly I thought I would be getting from this book when I picked it up at Powell's in Portland. I thought I'd just get another easy funny read for my flight. This book really consumed me in a way I can't explain - I found myself constantly thinking about the schemes of Earth's demon and angel, both working together to prevent the apocalypse. I found myself drawn to the hijinks of the Antichrist, Adam Young - a boy who grew up with no knowledge of his mission in life in a very normal suburban English town of Lower Tadfield. I found myself cheering for the descendant of Agnes Nutter herself, Anathema Device who, I must say, is a refreshingly charismatic feminist character. I could barely put the book down until I was finished and when I was, I found myself getting sad that there wouldn't be more of that book to read.
It's been a while since a book gave me feelings like that. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has lost that feeling and have been searching for it. Good Omens will not disappoint.