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The Apocalypse as told by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. I went into this book unsure of what to expect by a collaboration of Terry Pratchett's satirical humor and Neil Gaiman's dark fantasies, but this is one of the most brilliant books I've ever read.
The story is basically that of the Biblical Apocalypse complete with angels, demons, the Antichrist, and four horsemen. Although it seems like a popular concept to fantasize in recent years with television shows and fiction books, I've never seen one done as well as this book yet. Crowley, a demon, and Aziraphale, an angel, have both been living on earth and influencing humans to do evil/good for thousands of years now. So when orders come down that the Apocalypse is about to start, Crowley and Aziraphale, who by this time, have gotten to quite like earth, decide to try and avert the Apocalypse. A humorous version of various events and characters involved in the Apocalypse follow. It's a book that tells an epic story but also manages to be so very human in all its separate components.
Terry Pratchett's voice is brilliant as usual (and he did do most of the actual penning of the novel), and while the big cast of characters was a little confusing to begin with - who was who, who was doing what, and how did they all connect - it pulled together brilliantly and each one of them is memorable by the end. Every time I read this book, I enjoy it all over again.
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