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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

By Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett

According to The great and actual Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's in simple terms completely actual booklet of prophecies, written in 1655, prior to she exploded), the area will finish on a Saturday. subsequent Saturday, actually. ahead of dinner.

So the armies of excellent and Evil are collecting, Atlantis is emerging, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. every little thing seems to be going based on Divine Plan. other than a a little fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived among Earth's mortals because the starting and feature grown relatively keen on the lifestyle—are no longer really anticipating the arriving Rapture.

And anyone turns out to have lost the Antichrist . . .

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