Pratchett (of Discworld fame) and Gaiman (of Sandman fame) may seem an unlikely combination, but the topic (Armageddon) of this fast-paced novel is old hat to both. Pratchett's wackiness collaborates with Gaiman's morbid humor; the result is a humanist delight to be savored and reread again and again. You see, there was a bit of a mixup when the Antichrist was born, due in part to the machinations of Crowley, who did not so much fall as saunter downwards, and in part to the mysterious ways as manifested in the form of a part-time rare book dealer, an angel named Aziraphale. Like top agents everywhere, they've long had more in common with each other than the sides they represent, or the conflict they are nominally engaged in. The only person who knows how it will all end is Agnes Nutter, a witch whose prophecies all come true, if one can only manage to decipher them. The minor characters along the way (Famine makes an appearance as diet crazes, no-calorie food and anorexia epidemics) are as much fun as the story as a whole, which adds up to one of those rare books which is enormous fun to read the first time, and the second time, and the third time...--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
From Publishers Weekly
This zany tale of the bungling of Armageddon features an angel, a demon, an 11-year-old Antichrist and a doomsaying witch; unmistakably British humor is in abundance.
尼尔‧盖曼（Neil Gaiman）生于英国。可以说是当代奇才，创作领域涵括奇幻、科幻、恐怖小说、儿童故事、绘本、漫画、报纸专栏、歌词创作，亦参与编写电影剧本。作品屡获大奖，本本畅销，更名列《文学传记词典》（Dictionary of Literary Biography）十大后现代作家。他擅长融会现代都市文明与古老奇幻传说，交织人性的幽暗与瑰丽，想象力大胆丰富，笔触诙谐而简练。盖曼与多位画家合作的漫画系列Sandman，以独特的黑暗幽默风靡九十年大欧美大众，获奖无数，是许多欧美漫画迷的最爱。小说《星尘》（Stardust）获创神奖、《Coraline》获星云奖、《美国众神》（American Gods）更获星云奖、雨果奖、轨迹奖等多项荣誉。作家网站：http://www.neilgaiman.com
泰瑞．普莱契（Terry Pratchett ）系英国畅销书作家。他的奇幻系列小说Discworld广受欢迎，曾于2003年网络票选百大科幻作品时排名第九，高于《发条橙子》(Orange Clockwork)，与魔戒同样名列前茅。Discworld系列目前已出版到第三十二本。