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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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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...
teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
1.0 Don't bother.
In my search for a good book to occupy a long flight I thought this might be a good selection to have among my picks to keep me company. A funny story about the apocalypse? It sounded like something that was just the ticket in light of relatively recent events. That it was a collaborative effort in...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
4.0
I think I just gave myself nightmares because I finished re-reading this yesterday.Oh wait, I didn't.I wish Crowley were real, I really do
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it
0.0 Halloween Book Bingo 2016: Eighth Update – TRIPLE BINGO (Nos. 3-5)!
The Books: Bingo No. 3: Witches – Terry Pratchett / Neil Gaiman: Good Omens Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's hilarious end-of-the-world spoof: Armageddon as foretold in the nice and accurate predictions of one Agnes Nutter, witch. (Time of Armageddon: Next Saturday. Place: Tadfield, Oxfordshire.)...
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