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Good Omens

The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

Gaiman, Neil

(Book - 2007)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Good Omens
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The world is going to end next Saturday, but there are a few problems--the Antichrist has been misplaced, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse ride motorcycles, and the representatives from heaven and hell decide that they like the human race.
Publisher: New York : Harper, c2007
ISBN: 9780060853976
0060853972
Branch Call Number: FICTION GAIMAN 2007
Characteristics: x, 384 p. ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Pratchett, Terry

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From two delightful imaginations comes a comic masterpiece in which the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse ride motorcycles, the hound of the devil chases sticks, and the end of the world is subject to Murphy's Law.
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Feb 04, 2014
  • Cathleen @Blood rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Satire and religion DO mix, as Terry Pratchett proves in the slightly absurd and spritely dialogue in Good Omens. Followers of the One True Faith beware, Terry's got your number.

Love Pratchett. Love Gaiman. Them working together is ineffably good.
This is close enough to being the best book ever (it isn't, but it's very close) to be worth a read.

Aug 16, 2012
  • sonjaherndon rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book is hilarious! It was a very a very interesting take on the world. I loved it!

Jul 06, 2012
  • terminallyCapricious rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I heard it was a comedy before I read it, and was completely blindsided by the philosophical side of this novel: it really thinks about things, and it's a very enjoyable read. I'm not saying it's not funny, because it IS very funny. I'm just saying that it's not the whole of the novel.

The characters are very believable and interesting, especially Aziraphale, Crowley and Adam.

In short, I cannot recommend this highly enough. Not heavy on characters or prose, but worth reading more then once to fully appreciate the intricacy.

Jul 01, 2012
  • Quetzlzacatenango rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Ineffable

Mar 08, 2012
  • SeattleXL rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The authors start with what would happen if the Anti-Christ is raised as a normal boy in rural England?
The book is full of memorial characters whether they be The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the Angel and Demon tasked for overseeing it, witch hunters, witches, prophetess, hound of hell, and and so on. I rarely read a book twice and this one I have read three time and each time a joy. I cannot listen to Queen without immediately thinking of Crowley and his demonic car and smile. Yes, it is fantasy but what fun!

Nov 22, 2011
  • wilstyles rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Terry Pratchett makes the apocalypse hilarious! Sometimes it was a little difficult to keep track of all of the characters, but it was such a fun read. One example - the four horseman of the apocalypse in this story are the four bikers of the apocalypse, yup, hell's angels.

Apr 07, 2011
  • inkblot rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Good Omens is a delightful read--a humours take on the apocalypse, if you will. Gaiman and Pratchett are both excellent writers of fantasy, and the combination of their story telling abilities and their witty way with words leaves readers with a lovely little gem that is most definitely worth re-reading.

Sep 06, 2010
  • Ruadhan rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A book I can read over and over ( and over and over) without ever tiring of.

An amazing read.

"Comic? Yes. Masterpiece? No. But it's a decent read."

I dunno, it depends how you define masterpiece. It's still probably the best thing Pratchett wrote, after all, and it's better than half of Gaiman's novels. So I'd argue it's their masterpiece. I suppose you might say that the first few Discworld novels show a more sophisticated subversion of genre etc., but then you could just as easily argue that the prose in those early novels is rougher.

Maybe I'm biased, since I read this quite young and really loved it, but I'd say it's more than decent!

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Jul 06, 2012
  • terminallyCapricious rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

terminallyCapricious thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Jun 13, 2013
  • daviesg6 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

well written, very funny, the authors show that they can work together and produce a work of genius. one of the funniest books i have ever read.

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