Published by HarperTorch on November 28th 2006
Genres: Apocalyptic, Satire
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 . . .
As much as I have loved Terry Pratchett I have tried to read this multiple times with fail. I did get through it this time but it was still not my favorite.
What I did love is the style that is much like Douglas Adams. It reminded me quite a bit of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The sarcastic views of the characters really lent a lot to the plot. I found myself laughing many times at the banter.
Sadly, it still did not hit all of my spots. Something about it, maybe because I listened on audible, did not make me excited to read more. I did read this, yet again, at a time when I could not find anything to read. This is my fourth time trying and the fourth that I simply just wanted to get it done with.
I want to love Neil Gaiman, I already do love the writing of Terry Pratchett, but this did not win me over.
|Overall:||4 / 5|