Tuesday, May 28, 2019 7 PM

Apocalypse When?

The Columns Hotel
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3811 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA

Oh well-David Tennant! Nobody said David Tennant. Not ONE PERSON told me it was David Tennant. And now I know it's David Tennant, so, well, OF COURSE. I know, I know-Derek Jacobi, Benedict Cumberbatch, Frances McDormand, Michael, Sheen, Neil Gaiman, Miranda Richardson, etc. etc. blah, blah blah. It's DAVID TENNANT, you fools! (Yep, and Bowie's spirit sounding through the trailer…oh yep!) Acknowledged: my distaste for fiction written with an eye to the (miniature) silver screen-but David Tennant?! Okay, okay, enough-this is what you read NOW and we'll have our brilliant confab just in time! GOOD OMENS: THE NICE AND ACCURATE PROPHECIES OF AGNES NUTTER, WITCH (1990). Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett, 512 pages. According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner. So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon-both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle-are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist...' Online you can find ebook, audiobook and low-cost soft and hard-cover editions (as well as $120 signed copies.). New Orleans Public Library carries the hard copy and e-book downloads and audio version as well. You'll find the books and digital downloads at the Jefferson Parish Library. (Sorry, you won't be able to watch DAVID TENNANT until May 31on A-Prime.) As always, I plead with you DO NOT RSVP YES UNLESS YOU PLAN TO READ THE BOOK AND ATTEND! (Fear the End-Times!) Our June 25 read won't have the thrill of David Tennant (not much compares…) in the wings but should be an intriguing exploration of an obsession with beauty by revered author Yukio Mishima--THE TEMPLE OF THE GOLDEN PAVILION (1956).