Finally I have some time to blog about Good Omens, a Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett Cooperation.
The book is about the nice and accurate prophecies of Agnes Nutter, who was a witch, and wrote a book about the things happening in the future. She happened to be quite good in forward-looking statements but nobody wanted to buy her book, as most prophecies were not really spectacular, so the only copy left is the one she kept for herself.
A couple of hundred years later... Crowley (a demon) and Aziraphale (an angel), who are good friends and quite used to living on earth come to know of the nearing apocalypse. They decide to work together in order to postpone the end of the world.
So Satan's son is born, and Crowley and his friend decide to have an eye on the Antichrist. They want him to rise in a very normal way, so he will not be in favor for each side.
Due to some misshandling of various children in the hospital, the child everyone believes to be Satan's son (Warlock - named because on of the nurses wanted the Antichrist to have a proper name) is a very normal boy.
The real Antichrist is Adam Young. He lived a perfectly normal live so far, and has no idea about his true powers. When he starts thinking about the perfect world, his ideas become true, and so the nice and accurate prophecies of Agnes Nutter become true...
I really liked the book! It was something completely different from the stuff I usually read. It was fun, trying to find out, which author wrote which part, and I am sure, I did not always succeed. I had to laugh a lot, sometimes very hard (very embarassing, sitting in the train...), but I think, the end came a little to fast. All in all, I award 6 out of 10.
Coming up next is Carola Dunn's Daisy Dalrymple: Anthem for Doomed Youth!