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

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

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

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"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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dawn betts-green, August 20, 2007 (view all comments by dawn betts-green)
separately, neil gaiman and terry pratchett are fabulous...together, cataclismically funny! this book is a great read for anyone, but especially those in love with the discworld series and gaiman's anasi boys.
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Michelleyevshky, June 4, 2007 (view all comments by Michelleyevshky)
Laugh out loud fun and games with both heaven and hell. The battle of good and evil isn't all about the sword of truth and demon dances, there are moments of treaty and beneath that white flag both demon and angel peer bewilderdly into the fog and flummery of humanity.

Add to this the mistakes of the divine, the mix-up of the satanic, the baying hound of hell and you've got some Gaiman-y goodness and Pratchett-y prose you won't soon forget.
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Chirpee, March 31, 2007 (view all comments by Chirpee)
This is the best book about the apocolypse ever! Pratchett and Gaiman make a great team. Their whole take on the end times is irreverantly hilarious, from the bungling of the baby-switch of the anti-Christ, to the four motorcyclists of the apocolypse, to the demon and angel who are pals, and really kind of like the earth, and don't particularly want it to end. I had to be talked into reading this book the first time, but it has since become one of my favorites.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780441003259
Author:
Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Publisher:
Ace
Author:
Frampton, David
Author:
Gaiman, Neil
Author:
Gaiman, N.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Witchcraft
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Ace Mass-Market
Publication Date:
19960501
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.80x4.22x1.05 in. .41 lbs.

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Product details 384 pages Ace Books,[1996], c1990. - English 9780441003259 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 , "An utter delight — fresh, exciting, uproariously funny."
"Review" by , "A steamroller of silliness that made me giggle out loud."
"Review" by , "Outrageous...read it for a riotous good laugh!"
"Review" by , "Wacky and irreverent."
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