Good Omens

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Good Omens Book Summary


There is a distinct hint of Armageddon in the air. According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (recorded, thankfully, in 1655, before she blew up her entire village and all its inhabitants, who had gathered to watch her burn), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, the Four Bikers of the Apocalypse are revving up their mighty hogs and hitting the road, and the world's last two remaining witch-finders are getting ready to fight the good fight, armed with awkwardly antiquated instructions and stick pins. Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. . . . Right. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan.

Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon -- each of whom has lived among Earth's mortals for many millennia and has grown rather fond of the lifestyle -- are not particularly looking forward to the coming Rapture. If Crowley and Aziraphale are going to stop it from happening, they've got to find and kill the Antichrist (which is a shame, as he's a really nice kid). There's just one glitch: someone seems to have misplaced him. . . .

First published in 1990, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's brilliantly dark and screamingly funny take on humankind's final judgment is back -- and just in time -- in a new hardcover edition (which includes an introduction by the authors, comments by each about the other, and answers to some still-burning questions about their wildly popular collaborative effort) that the devout and the damned alike will surely cherish until the end of all things.



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Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett Reviews

  • A Wacky Collaberation

    By Dwardeng
    4
    Pretty well anything goes in this frenetic fantasy gone berserk. Open your mind for this one and enjoy.
  • Doesn't come with the helpful notes!?

    By iamellaelise
    1
    You get the asterisks, but none of the helpful notes. What is up with that?
  • Fantastic

    By Vincent Pedone
    5
    This book is just fantastic, and started my love of Gaiman.
  • Please just read it

    By Happy pet owner
    5
    This might be the third or forth time I've read this book; it's certainly not the last. I love Terry Pratchett. I love Neil Gaiman. I think the whole world should.
  • Yes.

    By 101019329110
    5
    A book 20 years old needs no review, for every review has already been given, every angle of analysis exhausted, every compliment catalogued, and every one of millions of copies used, abused, and ultimately loved. So instead refer to the title for my complete review, a monosyllabic affirmation of my immediate and unreserved affection for this book.
  • Had to purchase on my iPad..

    By Rebecca1972
    5
    What they say jokingly in the intro is true: I've had multiple copies of this book over the years, somehow they always get loaned out and not returned...and since this is one of my favorite books of all time, getting it electronically so I can reread it whenever I want is a beautiful thing. Yes, I still replace my physical copy of the book - it's just too good to not share :)
  • Amazing

    By Walls96
    5
    Just completely amazing!
  • Incredible

    By paw.apu
    5
    One of the best books I've ever read, hilarious, entertaining and even thought-provoking.
  • Yes!

    By iread4fun
    5
    It made my day when i found out my two favorite authors came together to make one awesome book:)
  • Amazing!!

    By Kitakagash
    5
    This book is, if I were to sum it up in a word (which, frankly, doesn't quite do it justice) is absolutely hilarious (oh my, that was two words). Pratchett and Gaiman are literary GENIUSES (capitalized for extreme emphasis), and to anyone having thoughts about purchasing this book, I suggest you do so! Also read it if you happen to like Queen (the band, of course).

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