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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 . . .
“The Apocalypse has never been funnier.”
“Wacky and irreverent.”
-New Orleans Times-Picayune
“From beginning to end, GOOD OMENS is side-splittingly funny . . . a ripping good time.”
“If you’ve never read [GOOD OMENS], don’t miss it now. Grade: A.”
-Rocky Mountain News
“It could be called The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Armargeddon.”
-Palm Beach Post
“Reads like the Book of Revelation, rewritten by Monty Python.”
-San Francisco Chronicle
“[L]ittle asides, quirky observations, simple puns and parody eventually add up to snorts, chortles and outright laughs.”
-San Diego Union-Tribune
“What’s so funny about Armageddon? More than you’d think . . . GOOD OMENS has arrived just in time.”
-Detroit Free Press
“Full-bore contemporary lunacy. A steamroller of silliness that made me giggle out loud.”
-San Diego Union-Tribune
“A direct descendant of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”
-New York Times
“An utter delight—fresh, exciting, uproariously funny.”
“Outrageous . . . read it for a riotous good laugh!”
“I whooped . . . I laughed . . . I was in near hysterics.:
-New York Review of Science Fiction
“A slapstick Apocalypse, a grinning grimoire, a comic Necronomicon, a hitchhiker’s guide to the netherworld.”
-James Morrow, author of Only Begotten Daughter
“One Hell of a funny book.”
-Sunday Express (London)
“Irreverently funny and unexpectedly wise . . . Highly recommended.”
“Something like what would have happened if Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robbins and Don DeLillo had collaborated.”