Good Omens by Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman

"Good Omens" is a humorous take on the biblical Apocalypse, following an angel and a demon who have grown fond of Earth and its inhabitants, and are not too keen on the impending end of the world. As they try to locate the misplaced Antichrist and prevent the Four Horsemen from bringing about Armageddon, they encounter an array of quirky characters, including witch-hunters, modern-day witches, and the Four Horsemen themselves. The novel combines comedy, fantasy, and philosophical themes, offering a satirical critique of religious prophecy and human nature.

The 868th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 546

Since this book was first published in 1990, there is a penalty of 25.6%. The age adjusted score is 406.22.

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