Good Omens

Good Omens

The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

Book - 2014
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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. . . .
Publisher: New York :, Corgi,, 2014
Edition: Corgi edition, reissued
ISBN: 9780060853983
0060853980
9780552171892
Branch Call Number: F GAI NVD
Characteristics: 414 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Pratchett, Terry 1948-2015

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
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

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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?

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sgcf
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.

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jacksonbates
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.

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havoq
Feb 08, 2017

Absolutely love this book, great read!

AL_TARINA Jan 12, 2017

First read this book in middle school and even after all these years it still holds up as one of my favorite books of all time. A fantastical story about the Antichrist, his dog, Dog, and the four horsemen/woman of the Apocalypse. Written in the whimsical satire Terry Pratchett is known for, with the added bonus of Neil Gaiman's excellent knowledge of lore. So funny, so good!

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storywizard
Dec 27, 2016

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

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therhiannamater
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.

0Charlie Jul 27, 2016

Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman - you can just feel these 2 amazing writers giggling and having a whale of a time putting together this work. Delicious use of footnotes - very literary, very British, very Monty Python. Books of prophesy, Armageddon, reliable delivery service, witch hunters, and hanging out with the local youth gang - definitely something for everyone.

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lmshaw00
Jun 24, 2016

This nook is extremely funny, and one of my favorite books of all time.

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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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