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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witchby Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Synopses & Reviews
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.
"The Apocalypse has never been funnier." Clive Barker
"Outrageous...read it for a riotous good laugh!" Orlando Sentinel
"Hilariously naughty." Kirkus Reviews
"I whooped...I laughed...I was in near hysterics." New York Review of Science Fiction
"[L]ittle asides, quirky observations, simple puns and parody eventually add up to snorts, chortles and outright laughs." San Diego Union-Tribune
"Something like what would have happened if Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robbins and Don DeLillo had collaborated." Washington Post
"Fiendishly funny." New Orleans Times-Picayune
"What's so funny about Armageddon? More than you'd think... Good Omens has arrived just in time." Detroit Free Press
"Huge fun." Sunday Express (London)
"It could be called The Hitchhiker's Guide to Armageddon." Palm Beach Post
"A direct descendant of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." New York Times
"From beginning to end, Good Omens is side-splittingly funny...a ripping good time." Rave Reviews
"One Hell of a funny book." Gene Wolfe
"Wacky and irreverent." Booklist
"A slapstick Apocalypse, a grinning grimoire, a comic Necronomicon, a hitchhiker's guide to the netherworld." James Morrow, author of Only Begotten Daughter
"Full-bore contemporary lunacy. A steamroller of silliness that made me giggle out loud." San Diego Union-Tribune
"Irreverently funny and unexpectedly wise....Highly recommended." Library Journal
"An utter delight — fresh, exciting, uproariously funny." Poul Anderson
"Reads like the Book of Revelation, rewritten by Monty Python." San Francisco Chronicle
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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