Good Omens

Good Omens

The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

Book - 2006
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According to the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter -the world's only _totally reliable_ guide to the future - the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just after tea. Which means that Armageddon will happen on a Saturday night. There will be seas of fire, rains of fish, the moon turning to blood and the massed armies of Heaven and Hell will sort it outonce and for all. Which is a major problem for Crowley, Hell's most approachable demon and former serpent, and his opposite number and old friend Aziraphale, genuine angel and Soho bookshop owner. They like it down here (or, in Crowley's case, up here). So they've got no alternative but to stop the Four Motorcyclists of the Apocalypse, defeat the marching ranks of the Witchfinder's army and - somehow - stop it all happening. Above all (or, in Aziraphale's case, below all) they need to find and kill the Antichrist, currently the most powerful creature on Earth. This is a shame. Because he's eleven years old, loves his dog even though it's really a Satanic hellhound under all that hair, really cares about the environment and is the sort of boy anyone would be proud to have as a son. He's also totally invulnerable, and a nice kid. And if that isn't enough, they've still got Sunday to deal with.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, [2006]
Edition: 1st William Morrow ed
ISBN: 9780060853969
Branch Call Number: SF GAIMAN
Characteristics: x, 384 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Pratchett, Terry


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Amazon/BBC mini-series premiers in 2019. With Ilan Galkoff, David Tennant, Michael Sheen, John Hamm, and Agnes Nutter.

Set to be an Amazon series - rumors say 2018 or 2019 release.

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May 23, 2018

After a few years of my friends telling me to read this book I finally found it at my public library. I am really glad that I read it. It was right laugh out loud funny in some parts, and thought provoking in others as you imagined what the scenario would be in our own time. Is being good or evil simply a title? Or is it a label that some are more than others? It was a very good read and I highly recommend it. I would have to say I liked it better than the "Hitchhiker's" volume that I read a little while ago.

Apr 27, 2018

I did not find this book humorous. My 62 year old mom thinks it's funny.
I think the authors think they are funny.

The asinine footnotes were the worst.

I found this book rather boring.

I don't think big bang theory is funny or 2 and .5 men.
I am clearly in the minority, statistically, you'll probably like it.

SPPL_Anna Mar 10, 2018

This is one of my favorite novels of all time. Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman working together to write a humorous book about the apocalypse is pretty much the best idea ever, and I will recommend this to anyone whether or not they like fantasy, like humor, or have already read it. If you need a book to read, read Good Omens. If you've already read it, read it again!

Nov 22, 2017

Such an original and well written novel. It can be slightly confusing and will have you flipping back and forth trying to make sense of things, but the plot is wonderful. You truly fall in love with the characters and the journey. It is hilarious and such a fun read. The characters and their scenarios are very quirky and interesting- something you will never have read before. This book is perfect for all ages as it doesn’t take itself too seriously but is still an interesting storyline. I am thinking of re-reading this book because of how much I enjoyed it the first time. Definitely recommend. Rating: 4.5/5
- @iloveunicorns of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Apr 24, 2017

Funny. Clever. Funny & Clever! It is a surprising and very good book. The part about "Dog" is hilarious. It is even funnier if you have watched the movie "Omen", the original one of course. And the part about the "plant" is just unbelievable good. Or unbelievable evil?

Mar 30, 2017

This fantasy/satire made me laugh frequently at humanity’s foibles with its sarcastic British humour and turn of phrase. The authors brilliantly skewer hundreds of humanity’s failures. But there were so many characters to keep track of – angels, demons, the boy-son of Satan turned good, witch hunter, a good witch, apocalyptic horsepersons, chattering satanic nuns, and more. All had fully developed storylines which, after a couple of hundred pages, had me wishing for fewer extraneous details and I found my interest waning in the last 200 pages. Too bad, because it was witty and engaging in so many ways.

Mar 28, 2017

This is an extraordinarily good book. The details throughout are excellent, and the characterisation of many of the big names you'd expect in an Armageddon story is just sublime. I think the dog is my favourite character.

Feb 08, 2017

Absolutely love this book, great read!

Dec 27, 2016

What a great affirming, funny, wise and fun to read....

Oct 14, 2016

This is forever one of my favorite reads. Two of my most cherished authors coming together to create a work that is equal parts hilarious and brilliant. It doesn't matter in you aren't a fantasy/sci-fi geek like myself, everyone will find something enjoyable hidden within the pages.

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Jun 13, 2013

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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