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Good omens - Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
Good omens
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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... show more
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...  
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Format: papier
ISBN: 057504800X
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Carmilla Reads
Carmilla Reads rated it
4.0 An entertaining and easy read.
I am a fan of both Gaiman and Pratchett and Good Omens was an enjoyable read. My favourite parts were the end notes where the authors discuss working with each other. They inspired me to search for synergy with another. I have to admit though, and this may be unpopular, I found little synergy in the...
mattries37315
mattries37315 rated it
4.0 Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
The Apocalypse has arrived, but the fabled battle of Armageddon will not take place in the Middle East it’ll be in Oxfordshire unless a demon and an angel get their way. Good Omens is from the combined writing of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett who take the well-trod path of end of the world novels...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.0 Good Omens
I haven't always had the best luck with BBC full cast dramatisations, but this one worked brilliantly. A demon and an angel set out to thwart the apocalypse. Chaos ensures. It's Pratchett, so it's almost guaranteed funny. I haven't read enough Gaiman to comment on what he brings to the story o...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
4.0 Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
This has angels, demons, the antichrist, prophecies and so much more. It's funny and a total trip. I had a ball reading it. The end of the world is drawing close. Things are coming to pass. But not all the angels and demons are enemies. There's a mixup with the babies. Everything gets all mix...
Alissa
Alissa rated it
5.0 Good Omens
DON’T THINK OF IT AS DYING, said Death, JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH.An angel who collects antiques and runs a bookstore religiously devoid of customers? A demon (“an Angel who did not so much Fall as Saunter Vaguely Downwards”) whose car turns every single cassette ('90s here...
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