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

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The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to "The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter," Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.

Put New York Times bestselling authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett together...and all Hell breaks loose.

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"The Apocalypse has never been funnier." Clive Barker

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

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"Hilariously naughty." Kirkus Reviews

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"Hilarious!" Locus

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"I whooped...I laughed...I was in near hysterics." New York Review of Science Fiction

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"[L]ittle asides, quirky observations, simple puns and parody eventually add up to snorts, chortles and outright laughs." San Diego Union-Tribune

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"Something like what would have happened if Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robbins and Don DeLillo had collaborated." Washington Post

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"Fiendishly funny." New Orleans Times-Picayune

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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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"Huge fun." Sunday Express (London)

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"It could be called The Hitchhiker's Guide to Armageddon." Palm Beach Post

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"A direct descendant of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." New York Times

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"From beginning to end, Good Omens is side-splittingly funny...a ripping good time." Rave Reviews

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"One Hell of a funny book." Gene Wolfe

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"Wacky and irreverent." Booklist

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"A slapstick Apocalypse, a grinning grimoire, a comic Necronomicon, a hitchhiker's guide to the netherworld." James Morrow, author of Only Begotten Daughter

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"Full-bore contemporary lunacy. A steamroller of silliness that made me giggle out loud." San Diego Union-Tribune

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"Irreverently funny and unexpectedly wise....Highly recommended." Library Journal

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

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"Reads like the Book of Revelation, rewritten by Monty Python." San Francisco Chronicle

Synopsis:

From two delightful imaginations comes a comic masterpiece in which the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse ride motorcycles, the hound of the devil chases sticks, and the end of the world is subject to Murphy's Law.

About the Author

Neil Gaiman is the author of the New York Times bestselling children's book Coraline and of the picture books The Wolves in the Walls and The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, illustrated by Dave McKean. He wrote the script for the film MirrorMask and is also the author of critically acclaimed and award-winning novels and short stories for adults, as well as the Sandman series of graphic novels. Among his many awards are the World Fantasy Award, the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Bram Stoker Award. Originally from England, Gaiman now lives in the United States.

Sir Terence David John Pratchett, more commonly known as Terry Pratchett, is an English novelist, known for his frequently comical work in the fantasy genre. He is best known for his popular and long-running Discworld series of comic fantasy novels. He is currently the second most-read writer in the UK, and seventh most-read non-US author in the US. In 2001, he won the Carnegie Medal for his children's novel The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents.

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Moodypdx, May 16, 2013 (view all comments by Moodypdx)
How did I originally miss this book? How did it slip by me? Best type of humor, laugh out loud moments, hard to put down, all the things I love in a book.
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mymira89, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by mymira89)
If you want a book that will make you laugh out loud while excitedly turning its pages; if you want to read something that provides deep thought while still provoking a child-like sense of innocence; if you want a story weaved from the minds of two brilliant authors who have obviously never stopped letting their imagination take over, read this book.

With characters to fall in love with instantly, and enough twists in its plot to keep even the brightest interested, Good Omens pulls the reader in and grips them until the end. In the midst of the lighthearted hilarity, some heartwarming moments, and a few heart-racing ones as well, the intricate plot cleverly weaves itself together in ways impossible to predict.

It is highly recommended for lovers of adventure, fun, and laughing until your cheeks hurt. Fans of Terry Pratchett will not be disappointed; however, it is excellent as an introduction to his writing as well.

I’ve now read it three times and it is still one of my all time favorite books.
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Scott Mist, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by Scott Mist)
One of my favorite books. Gaiman and Pratchett are a great combination and have a good laugh at religion as a whole.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060853976
Subtitle:
The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
Author:
Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Author:
Gaiman, Neil
Author:
Pratchett, Terry
Author:
by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Publisher:
William Morrow Paperbacks
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Witches
Subject:
End of the world
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Prophecies
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20070807
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
A.”
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.00x5.33x1.04 in. .67 lbs.

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Product details 400 pages Harper Paperbacks - English 9780060853976 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The Apocalypse has never been funnier."
"Review" by , "Outrageous...read it for a riotous good laugh!"
"Review" by , "Hilariously naughty."
"Review" by , "Hilarious!"
"Review" by , "I whooped...I laughed...I was in near hysterics."
"Review" by , "[L]ittle asides, quirky observations, simple puns and parody eventually add up to snorts, chortles and outright laughs."
"Review" by , "Something like what would have happened if Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robbins and Don DeLillo had collaborated."
"Review" by , "Fiendishly funny."
"Review" by , "What's so funny about Armageddon? More than you'd think... Good Omens has arrived just in time."
"Review" by , "Huge fun."
"Review" by , "It could be called The Hitchhiker's Guide to Armageddon."
"Review" by , "A direct descendant of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
"Review" by , "From beginning to end, Good Omens is side-splittingly funny...a ripping good time."
"Review" by , "One Hell of a funny book."
"Review" by , "Wacky and irreverent."
"Review" by , "A slapstick Apocalypse, a grinning grimoire, a comic Necronomicon, a hitchhiker's guide to the netherworld."
"Review" by , "Full-bore contemporary lunacy. A steamroller of silliness that made me giggle out loud."
"Review" by , "Irreverently funny and unexpectedly wise....Highly recommended."
"Review" by , "An utter delight — fresh, exciting, uproariously funny."
"Review" by , "Reads like the Book of Revelation, rewritten by Monty Python."
"Synopsis" by , From two delightful imaginations comes a comic masterpiece in which the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse ride motorcycles, the hound of the devil chases sticks, and the end of the world is subject to Murphy's Law.
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