This is a battle between good and evil. But the characters are what make this book enjoyable. You have a demon and an angel, who have somehow developed a working-relationship with one another. The demon isn’t so bad, and the angel isn’t so good. Because of this, they tend to stray from their duties.
The primary objective of Crowley, the ‘good’ demon is to oversee the upbringing of the Anti-Christ, who is mistakenly swapped in the hospital with a normal boy and thus develops into a seemingly normal young-adult. Obviously, his superiors are not terribly happy about his performance - but Aziraphale, the not so good Angel, has his back.
Towards the end, the story picks up with the arrival of the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse. Boys get punished; war, famine, and pollution turn into amorphous blobs; and death is indestructible. It’s a fun story playing on the traditional roles of good/bad. Oh, and did I mention there are also witches? There are witches, too.
Memorable Lines: It may help to understand human affairs to be clear that most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused, not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally bad, but by people being fundamentally people.
90+ squares of Dr. Seuss themed chalk art! Adults, kids, professionals, amateurs, local, and distant artists came to the first day of the festival! Up until about 5:00pm, the sun was brutally hot. Hopefully the tarps they put down when the storm clouds rolled in held! It would be a shame to see all that great art get washed away:
Definition: Not securely held in position. Dangerously likely to fall or topple over. Anything dependent on chance or uncertainty.
Definition: inability of the body to control the evacuative functions of urination or defecation. That was straight out of the dictionary. I love the dictionary.