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Good omensby Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Synopses & Reviews
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...
"What's so funny about Armageddon? More than you'd think...Good Omens has arrived just in time!" Detroit Free Press
"The Apocalypse has never been funnier." Clive Barker
"An utter delight — fresh, exciting, uproariously funny." Poul Anderson
"A steamroller of silliness that made me giggle out loud." San Diego Tribune
"Outrageous...read it for a riotous good laugh!" Orlando Sentinel
"Wacky and irreverent." Booklist
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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