Good Omens

Good Omens

The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

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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.
ISBN: 9780060853969
0060853964
9780060853976
Branch Call Number: FICTION Gaiman 2006
F GAIMAN
Additional Contributors: Pratchett, Terry

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elyse0513
Jan 17, 2020

Trelawney

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Anita_Dickey
Jan 06, 2020

i read this book as part of 300 books everyone should read once list challenge featured on Listopia. I had started watching the netflix series and didn't think much of it. I was very pleasantly surprised to discover that the tv series was a book and i had the book. I enjoyed it so much more than i thought i would. it's not my typical style of reading, but it is a good book. I think i want to finish the netflix series now. also used this for a prompt in the Around the world in 52 books challenge- read a book about witches

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jenniharb
Dec 21, 2019

Truly loved it. Funny, sharp, and very wholesome too. Each character can be a beloved character abd its amazing how human they're all written to be.

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patcarstensen
Dec 13, 2019

Read the book even if you have seen the TV series -- video doesn't have the footnotes.

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DazzlingMoonlight
Oct 18, 2019

This brilliant pairing of two amazing authors brings the best of both to this apocalyptic tale. You will laugh out loud one minute then roll your eyes at the absurd situations the ingenious characters find themselves in. If you love intelligent British humour, this is the book for you. A fantastic read that is even better as an audiobook.

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amanoletters99
Oct 17, 2019

I am probably the only person in the world who didn't care for this book. On their own, I like both authors, but this story just seemed be missing something. Can't quite put my finger on it. Maybe the television adaptation will help??

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N13m4nd
Sep 28, 2019

People keep telling me how great Terry Pratchett is. People keep telling me how great Neil Gaiman is. And okay, they might be right, because this book is delightful. The end of the world is at hand and the armies of Good and Evil are called to fight the final war. Except neither side really wants to go. Sure, the higher ups on both sides are all for it, but the boots on the ground have been on earth for a while and kind of like it here, and find they have more in common with each other than they do with their bosses. Meanwhile, someone has misplaced the Anti-Christ and things can’t really get started without him. So demon Crowley and angel Aziraphale have both been ordered to straighten the mess out and get on with the mayhem, but instead they team up to follow the letter of their orders while trying to wriggle out of the intent of their orders. The book is a very gentle kind of comedy with charming characters that will leave you in a good mood.

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ReadingintheCorner
Sep 25, 2019

While I had somewhat prepared myself for the possibility, I was disappointed that this book didn't live up to the hype over the TV series. Maybe the TV series of this is better, I really don't know. I just know that I didn't enjoy this as much as I hoped I would. This book is almost 30 years old and it shows. There's some lines that are very, very dated. There are so many characters and it generally felt too slow and drawn out.

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nsfvancouver
Aug 09, 2019

RIGHT. SO. THIS IS AMAZING, READ IT NOW, TRUST ME YOU'LL ENJOY IT PRETTY MUCH NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE, unless of course, you are a Christian who is bothered by people poking fun at religion + heaven, hell, and those types of things). This book is so much fun to read. It is bloody hysterical (I could not stop laughing) and so?? well?? written?? You've got great, in-depth, polar opposite main characters who contribute ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to the plot aside from minorly screwing everything up once in a while, fabulous, romantic sup plot (that isn't really there?? but kinda is?? (definitely is..)), and everything from God is a woman to various things on fire. There's irony, divine battles, and the most fantastically weird details that you can't help but admire the person that came up with them. After reading this book I have become minorly obsessed with Neil Gaiman and have read 5 other books by him (that are equally as funny). 100/10 recommend, your life will change. (Ps the TV show is great too - Neil Gaiman himself directed it and sticks very closely to the book, just with lots more overacting).

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MAYA ASIA MIOR
Aug 08, 2019

Absolutely amazing. There isn't a single competent character in the entire book, and it's perfect. Crowley's sad boi hours, Aziraphale's soft, Anathema may seem functional but she lost The Book and smashed stuff about it, Madame Tracy and Shadwell are a mess, Newt is babey, and the Them are iconic. Every character is perfectly written, the footnotes are spectacular, and the storyline is spectacularly human. Gaiman and Pratchett have brought us Armageddon in the most stylish, witty way imaginable.

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mhellwig
Mar 22, 2019

An angel and a demon try to stop the apocalypse since they enjoy life on earth too much to destroy it in a war.
This book is a fantastic read for those who enjoy British humor with a side of the occult. Both fans of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett will find something to love about the story.

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daviesg6
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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mhellwig
Mar 22, 2019

"The Power Cable (Nebraska) Evangelical Choir launched into "Jesus Is the Telephone Repairman on the Switchboard of My Life," and almost drowned out the sound of the rising wind."
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