Good Omens

Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Crowley the demon and Aziraphale, an angel, have gotten to be friends over the millenia that they've spent together on earth. They have both gotten to quite enjoy the human race and all of its fascinating creations. So it's a very unpleasant surprise for them when Crowley is called upon (by a Lower Power) to deliver the Antichrist to its unsuspecting host family. The baby looks like any other and has eleven years before he will begin Armageddon. That gives Crowley and Aziraphale time to try and save the world. The twisted mind of Neil Gaiman and the outlandish silliness of Pratchett blend nicely in Good Omens to create a fun, and oddly life-affirming book. "The Apocalypse has never been funnier..." -Clive Barker