This is the second time I've read this book. It's good. I mean, with
Gaiman and Pratchett collaborating, really, how could it NOT be good?
It definitely feels more like a Pratchett novel than a Gaiman one, in
my opinion, however - his stamp of humor is all over it.
The premise: The Apocalypse is at hand (or, rather, scheduled to be at
hand). This is bad news to the demon Crawley and the angel Aziraphale,
who have gotten to quite like their respective positions as the
representatives of God and Satan on Earth. I mean, the Apocalypse
would severely interfere with Aziraphale's rare-books dealership!
Therefore, they decide to interfere with the life of the Antichrist,
so that he doesn't cause the end of the world. Unfortunately, the
person they think is the Antichrist is actually a quite ordinary young
boy, who was mistakenly switched in the hospital at birth.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (in the form of bikers) are
searching for the real Antichrist, who is also a young boy, but with
some seriously powerful abilities that so far he hasn't used for much.
Into the picture comes a girl, Anathema Device, who happens to be the
descendant of Agnes Nutter, witch - and the only known writer of
prophecies that are accurate - and coming true. Some truly
supernatural events are centering on the obscure British town of Lower
Tadfield, and it could truly be the End of the World!