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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

63 Ratings: 3.6
A book by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

The world is going to end next Saturday, just before dinner, but it turns out there are a few problems--the Antichrist has been misplaced, the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse ride motorcycles, and the representatives from heaven and hell decide that … see full wiki

Author: Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Harper Torch
Date Published: December 01, 2006
21 reviews about Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies...
review by . June 24, 2010
Most would think that Terry Pratchett's Douglas Adams sense of humor and Neil Gaiman's dark fantastical musings would mix like oil and water. On the contrary, their collaborative work Good Omens is honestly the most hilarious and yet profound book I've ever read, and moves through a tangled and elaborate plot with an incredible cast of characters like a hot knife through butter.      Essentially the plot is this: the world is coming to an end. This Saturday, at teatime. …
review by . June 07, 2010
Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, a match made in heaven (or somewhere nearby). Both fans of Gaiman and Pratchett alike will be delighted by this collaborative effort. The story follows two characters, an angel and a demon, who live in a reality of balance and counterbalance, light and dark. In a world where mortals die every day, supernatural beings must find friends somewhere, even if that means hanging out with one's polar opposite.   The world is coming to an end and both sides, …
Quick Tip by . November 28, 2010
The blend of Gaiman's dry wit and Pratchett's zany humor make this book impossible to put down! You've never thought of the Apocalypse playing out in quite this way!
review by . August 09, 2010
This book by Terry Prachett (know for the Discworld series) and Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Stardust among others) is a perfect marriage. Both are very capable of using subtleties to the extreme and here they add to it Church and Doomsday Dogma to produce an entirely satisfing and laught out loud funny text.      At the centre of the story are two angels, one a good archangel Aziraphale and the other Crowley of a more fallen kind. Having battled each other for just over 6000 years …
review by . June 28, 2010
The Apocalypse as told by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. I went into this book unsure of what to expect by a collaboration of Terry Pratchett's satirical humor and Neil Gaiman's dark fantasies, but this is one of the most brilliant books I've ever read.      The story is basically that of the Biblical Apocalypse complete with angels, demons, the Antichrist, and four horsemen. Although it seems like a popular concept to fantasize in recent years with television …
Quick Tip by . August 09, 2010
Enjoyable. Both authors can lampoon and pastiche without necessarily making fun or being irreverent. it's got earnestness and caritas hidden behind the snark. :)
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
Hilarity that just gets better and better.
Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
I adore both authors. They both bring something different to this book. The plot is great, and the humor will have you laughing out loud.
Quick Tip by . June 28, 2010
Brilliant and hilarious!
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
A great book written by two amazing authors! I've read it so many times--and each time I still find it as funny as the first time! Excellent collaboration!!
review by . June 18, 2010
If you thought you knew what the apocalypse will entail, you were wrong!  In this book by fantasy genius Neil Gaiman and comedic fantasist Terry Pratchett, the end of days includes (in no specific order): the four motorcyclists of the apocalypse, a prescient book, and a chattering order of satanic nuns.                 God’s ineffable plan for the end of days is being put into place, which wouldn’t …
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
This is one of my all-time favorite books ever written by anyone. Hilarious and reminiscent of Douglas Adams' style, this is truly the most comical tale of the apocalypse ever told.
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
Very entertaining and compelling story of the (almost) last days of earth and the innocence of evil.
Quick Tip by . June 10, 2010
Absolutely hilarious; very irreverent, though.
Quick Tip by . June 08, 2010
Amazing Wit, and a quick read.
review by . December 01, 2009
Pros: A good deal of fun     Cons: Nothin' really (it can ramble a bit, but meh).     The Bottom Line: A solid story about the end of the world and all the crazy people that try to stop it. Doesn't get much more interesting than that.     I wasn't going to let my distaste of American Gods spoil me on Neil Gaiman.  After all, there's more out there by Gaiman that I figured I'd love, and with Terry Pratchett joining forces with him, …
review by . December 27, 2006
The good news is that Elvis is still alive and flipping burgers at a Des Moines 'Burger Lord'. The bad news is that he's going to die right along with all of the rest of us when Doomsday rolls around next Saturday.     By the way, there is no Rapture so don't think you're going to be able to settle down with a bowl of popcorn and watch the rest of us descend to Everlasting Torment.     What are some of the signs that Armageddon is almost upon us?     -Agne …
review by . September 14, 2006
Crowley is a demon and Aziraphale is an angel. Despite their differences, for example Crowley likes to drive fancy race-cars while blaring rock music (that somehow always turns into a "Best of Queen" album) and Aziraphale prefers more classic vehicles and music, and being on opposing sides of an universal war, Aziraphale and Crowley have remained friends. They've actually been friends since almost the beginning of creation when Crowley took the form of a serpent to tempt the first humans and Aziraphale …
review by . January 12, 2005
The good news is that Elvis is still alive and flipping burgers at a Des Moines 'Burger Lord'. The bad news is that he's going to die right along with all of the rest of us when Doomsday rolls around next Saturday.     By the way, there is no Rapture so don't think you're going to be able to settle down with a bowl of popcorn and watch the rest of us descend to Everlasting Torment.     What are some of the signs that Armageddon is almost upon us?     -Agne …
review by . October 24, 2004
The good news is that Elvis is still alive and flipping burgers at a Des Moines 'Burger Lord'. The bad news is that he's going to die right along with all of the rest of us when Doomsday rolls around next Saturday.    By the way, there is no Rapture so don't think you're going to be able to settle down with a bowl of popcorn and watch the rest of us descend to Everlasting Torment.    What are some of the signs that Armageddon is almost upon us?    -Agnes …
review by . March 16, 2001
The good news is that Elvis is still alive and flipping burgers at a Des Moines 'Burger Lord'. The bad news is that he's going to die right along with all of the rest of us when Doomsday rolls around next Saturday.By the way, there is no Rapture so don't think you're going to be able to settle down with a bowl of popcorn and watch the rest of us descend to Everlasting Torment.What are some of the signs that Armageddon is almost upon us?-Agnes Nutter predicted it-An Archangel (technically he's a …
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