Good Omens is a supernatural novel concerning the mix-up that occurs when the Antichrist is accidentally switched with a normal baby. The Antichrist, Adam, grows up in a small village in England with normal parents, while the boy who took his place is influenced by both an angel and a demon, who have become friends over their millennia on Earth and decide to do everything in their power to avert the Apocalypse. This comic novel explores the themes of fate, free will, and the gray areas of good and evil.
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (1990)
is a comedic novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, a satire of prophecies of the Apocalypse and Armageddon.
"Nothing but dust and fundamentalists."
"That was nasty."
"Sorry. Couldn't resist it."
Actually she went where the wars weren't. She'd already been where the wars were.
JUST OUR LITTLE JOKE.
That would do it every time.
It resounded around the universe, which is a good deal smaller than physicists would believe. It rattled the celestial spheres. It spoke of loss, and it did not stop for a very long time.
"Well ... you could bring all the whales back, to start with."
He put his head on one side. "An' that'd stop people killing them, would it?"
She hesitated. It would have been nice to say yes.
"An' if people do start killing 'em, what would you have me do about 'em?" said Adam. "No. I reckon I'm getting the hang of this now. Once I start messing around like that, there'd be no stoppin' it. Seems to me, the only sensible thing is for people to know if they kill a whale, they've got a dead whale."