Too funny, and some of my favorite opening lines:
"Now in these dread latter days of the old violent beloved U.S.A. and of the Christ-forgetting Christ-haunted death-dealing Western world I came to myself in a grove of young pines and the question came to me: has it happened at last? Two more hours should tell the story. One way or the other. Either I am right and a catastrophe will occur, or it won't and I'm crazy. In either case, the outlook is not so good. Here I sit, in any case, against a young pine, broken out in hives and waiting for the end of the world."
I adore Walker Percy.