Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

Hey everyone, as promised I am back with a review of Good Omens. I absolutely loved this book! I was excited to read it before I got it online, and when I finished I went out right away to buy the hard copy simply to read it again. There are bonuses to having the hard copy but I will get into that after I do the description.
So here we go!

Crowley is a demon, or a fallen angel though the book states that he did not so much fall as saunter downwards, who has been given a task. He is to deliver the Anti-Christ to the hospital where he will be placed into the care of an unknowing human to raise until he is ready to bring on the apocalypse.
He isn't so keen to this and seeks assistance from his best friend (?) Aziraphale (who we will refer to as Az because it is too hard to pronounce) who is an angel of the gates of heaven. It is an interesting relationship that is just far too funny to hate.
They decide together that they must take care of the Anti-Christ and raise him so that he will grow up with morals.
After 11 years the world starts to take a turn for the worse. The four horsemen of the Apocalypse are on the move towards the Anti-Christ's location, which may or may not be where Az and Crowley are. 
The race is on to stop the end of the world and both Heaven and Hell are preparing for the coming war. Crowley and Az are thrown into it together but the outcome will be something than neither side could have prepared for...

Like I said before I absolutely love this book. Not only is it incredibly funny, the relationship between a demon and an angel, but the characters follow their roles so fluently that at times you find yourself caught up in them. 
The hard copy of the book is better for this kind of reading because the authors added in footnotes that are personal reflections on things that are happening in the story. I found myself laughing at this just as much as I was laughing at the rest of the story.
I would 100% recommend giving this book a read. The twists it takes are just so much fun that it makes every part of the story worth reading over and over again.
The rating for this book stands at a 5 out of 5 star rating because I have certainly started reading this book again.
Have a nice week everyone and I will see you in a couple of days hopefully.
- K

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