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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 humour; the result is a humanist delight to be savoured and read again ... 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 humour; the result is a humanist delight to be savoured and read again and again. You see, there was a bit of a mix-up 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: hardcover
ISBN: 9781473200852 (1473200857)
Publisher: Gollancz
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
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Bookish Blerd
Bookish Blerd rated it
5.0 Review: Good Omens
Fantastic! This was an excellent listen. Great story; good narration and just fun. An Angel and Demon living through the ages of the world and becoming best friends while doing it. And together they help avert the apocalypse. It was simply brilliant.
Kell's Reading Realm
Kell's Reading Realm rated it
5.0 Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
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 ...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it
5.0
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleThis is one of those books that I'd been meaning to read for ages, but just hadn't gotten around to. Then the miniseries came out and I caved and watched it before reading the book. Now here I am, having finally read the book and I loved it. I can defi...
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...
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