The book is a comedy about the birth of the son of Satan and the coming of the End Times. There are attempts by the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley to sabotage the coming of the end times, having grown accustomed to their comfortable surroundings in England. One subplot features a mixup at the small country hospital on the day of birth and the growth of the Antichrist , Adam, who grows up with the wrong family, in the wrong country village. Another subplot concerns the summoning of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse , each a big personality in their own right. It is the coming of the End Times : the Apocalypse is near, and Final Judgement will soon descend upon the human species.
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Neil Gaiman was born in Portchester, England on November 10, He worked as a journalist and freelance writer for a time, before deciding to try his hand at comic books. His first comic endeavor was the graphic novel series The Sandman. The series has won every major industry award including nine Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, three Harvey Awards, and the World Fantasy Award for best short story, making it the first comic ever to win a literary award.
He writes both children and adult books. He left school at the age of 17 to work on his local paper, the Bucks Free Press. While with the Press, he took the National Council for the Training of Journalists proficiency class. He produced a series of cartoons for the monthly journal, Psychic Researcher, describing the goings-on at the government's fictional paranormal research establishment, Warlock Hall.
In , he was appointed publicity officer for the Central Electricity Generating Board with responsibility for three nuclear power stations. His first novel, The Carpet People, was published in His first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic, was published in He became a full-time author in He was diagnosis with early onset Alzheimer's disease in He was knighted for services to literature in and received the World Fantasy award for life achievement in He died on March 12, at the age of According to the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter--the world's only totally reliable guide to the future--the world will end on a Saturday.
Next Saturday, in fact. Just after tea From two delightful imaginations comes an unforgettable story in which the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse ride motorcycles, the hound of the devil chases sticks, and the end of the world is subject to Murphy's Law
Good Omens (Buenos presagios)
I just wanted to suggest American Gods and come to see that someone else was faster. I've read a few in german, and even one in Spanish when I was studying there, but humour is hard to translate. I liked the newest, 'Nation', a lot as well, although no Discworld novel. Someone gave me that book a few years ago and I still haven't gotten around to reading it. Guess I'll do that this summer. Gaiman is fantastic. I just read his latest, The Graveyard Book, very good.
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