7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Great Light Read With Laughs Galore,
This review is from: Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (Mass Market Paperback)
This was a very enjoyable little book. I read it on the advice of two friends, and haven't thanked them enough yet.
The plot looks at the efforts of an angel and demon to avert the forthcoming Apocalypse, despite receiving orders from their respective employers (heaven and hell/God and Satan) to ensure that it does take place (and that their respective side wins).
The book explores some of the more ridiculous aspects of religions in general, and the concepts of eternity, heaven and hell. Great moments include the fact that the M25 ring road around London is a homage to hell; that no interesting musicians went to heaven; and the order of Satanic nuns who take a vow of loquaciousness.
Good Omens lauds humanity and humanism, and the general increase in these facets of society despite religion's best efforts. It is a very fun light read, with plenty of good British humour and ongoing jokes throughout (reminiscent of Douglas Adams at his best). Most enjoyable.