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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

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We hear the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.

Unfortunately, Sister Mary Loquacious of the Chattering Order has misplaced the Antichrist. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse ride motorcycles. And the representatives from Heaven and Hell have decided they actually like the human race...

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"What's so funny about Armageddon? More than you'd think...Good Omens has arrived just in time!" Detroit Free Press

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"The Apocalypse has never been funnier." Clive Barker

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"A steamroller of silliness that made me giggle out loud." San Diego Tribune

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"An utter delight — fresh, exciting, uproariously funny." Poul Anderson

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"Outrageous...read it for a riotous good laugh!" Orlando Sentinel

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"Wacky and irreverent." Booklist

Synopsis:

According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.

So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.

And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .

About the Author

For those who really need to know, Terry Pratchett was born in Buckinghamshire, England, in 1948. He has managed to avoid all the really interesting jobs authors take in order to look good in this kind of biography. In his search for a quiet life he got a job as a Press Officer with the Central Electricity Generating Board just after Three Mile Island, which shows his unerring sense of timing. Now a full-time writer, he lives in Somerset with his wife and daughter. He likes people to buy him banana daiquiris (he knows people don't read author biographies, but feels this might be worth a try).

Neil Gaiman used to be a journalist, but gave it all up to write comics, which he claims are a totally valid late-twentieth-century art form, and he's even won awards for them, so that's all right. He's 5'11" tall, owns a number of black T-shirts, and although he's not overly keen on banana daiquiris, is always very flattered when appreciative fans send him money (he's read Terry Pratchett's biography, and, although he doubts that this will have any effect, figures what the hell).

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Melinda Spencer, September 3, 2011 (view all comments by Melinda Spencer)
This is such a fun and light-hearted story about the end of the world and how human folly can ruin the plans of God and the Devil. Pratchett and Gaiman compliment each other very well to create one, coherent story about how the nurture of the WRONG spawn of the devil makes the end of the world less finite than either God or the Devil would like. Lots of fun with a more memorable story than most Pratchett books I've read.
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david shapiro, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by david shapiro)
"By Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett," the listing should read. A delicious introduction to the other author, if you are only a fan of the one. The most important thing to know about the book is that the attitude is benign, positive. Finish reading it and you feel better about the world; if you've identified with the protagonist, you feel better about yourself as well.
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Jennifer Knighton, February 6, 2011 (view all comments by Jennifer Knighton)
This is one of the best works of humorous fiction I've ever read. The humor is intelligent without being inaccessible. Almost everyone knows the basic premise of the Biblical end of the world - but no one has seen it from this angle before. Very well written by two of the world's top authors or our time.

I bought this book originally because I was a fan of Neil Gaiman's Sandman and Neverwhere. I'd never even heard of Terry Pratchett. Within minutes of starting I was laughing so hard that my mom stole the book from me to read it herself. We have now both given this book as a gift multiple times and we're completely hooked on Pratchett's other works as well.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060853983
Author:
Pratchett, Terry
Publisher:
HarperTorch
Author:
Gaiman, Neil
Author:
Pratchett, T.
Author:
by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Author:
erry
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
End of the world
Subject:
Witches
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Prophecies
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
A.”
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
6.70x4.30x1.17 in. .47 lbs.

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Product details 432 pages HarperTorch - English 9780060853983 Reviews:
"Review" by , "What's so funny about Armageddon? More than you'd think...Good Omens has arrived just in time!"
"Review" by , "The Apocalypse has never been funnier."
"Review" by , "A steamroller of silliness that made me giggle out loud."
"Review" by , "An utter delight — fresh, exciting, uproariously funny."
"Review" by , "Outrageous...read it for a riotous good laugh!"
"Review" by , "Wacky and irreverent."
"Synopsis" by , According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.

So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.

And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .

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