First Lines: Good Omens

According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, that nice* and accurate tome of prophecies by the witch Agnes Nutter, Armageddon is nigh. As it turns out, Armageddon is taking place on a Saturday. In fact, next Saturday, just after tea. There’s just one catch: somehow someone seems to have misplaced The Antichrist.

Good Omens is a riot. Of course, I’m biased. After a few tries I got the hang of Pratchett, and Gaiman’s work won me over instantly. Having both writing a book together—and a book that deals with Armageddon, angels, demons, the Antichrist, the Four Horsepersons of the Apocalypse and what have you, at that—should be right up my alley. And it is. Highly recommended.

Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman — Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
It was a nice day.

* “Nice” in ye olde meaninge of “scrupulously exact,” to be precise.