After being on my list of books to read for a very long time (as in, years), I have finally finished Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies by Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. My husband and I read it together this month. Every October, we pick a spooky book to read together. It’s a lot fun, and I look forward to it every year. Technically, I picked Good Omens, but my husband is a Neil Gaiman fan so he was definitely up for reading it!
In a nutshell, this book is about the beginning of the end of the world. There are many factors at play, but the most important part is that the anti-Christ has been born and it’s up to demon Crowley to switch him at birth with a human baby at a hospital (secretly run by satanic nuns).
The thing is, Crowley somehow bungles the whole thing and the child they thought was the anti-Christ named Warlock was actually just a normal child. The actual anti-Christ (Adam Young), in the meantime, is living an idyllic life in another town.
Chaos literally ensues as Adam is oblivious to his own powers and starts changing things in the world without even realizing it.
The real kicker is that everyone, including the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, are all waiting for the events described in Revelations; however, what’s actually playing out is everything that Agnes Nutter, witch, prophesied when she was 11. In the 17th century.
If you like apocalyptic books with a twist of dry humor, then this is for you. It is so good. It had me laughing out loud, and I couldn’t put it down.
Do you like to read spooky books in October? Let me know what you’re reading now (even if it’s not scary!).
You can read more about my fall reads here.