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

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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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inescompton, January 24, 2012 (view all comments by inescompton)
Have you ever wanted to come up with a story that, while simultaneously utterly mocking the Bible and what it foretells and yet one that rides the exact no-no's the Church holds as true, all the while making the reader fall in love with an adorable if fallible demon being and an equally adorable long "lived" angel - both who know and enjoy one another's company - and make it really whistle, make it really sing? Make it so that you cannot put it down and yet you do not want these characters to go out of your life? Make the reader laugh out loud - yet ponder those things we all secretly in the back of our minds wonder about..? all while keeping things light but not toooooo light? Making it dark and mysterious yet not tooooo dark? Punny but not annoying? Tickle the funnybone of the Apocalytics while not boring the rest of us?
Well these two guys have done it.
A masterpiece and worthy of re-reads...
Yay hurray for my friends N Gaiman and T Pratchett.
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Olivia Olmstead, January 22, 2012 (view all comments by Olivia Olmstead)
I love this book; it's what introduced me to Gaiman as an author and he has quickly become my favorite writer since! I particularly love this book for all of the footnotes and wonderful tangents. They were endlesly entertaining and clever. I enjoyed the humor with a slightly dark edge to it that is consistently empolyed throughout the book. I always appreciate multiple storylines that somehow all tie in together but only if done well. And boy, does this book do it well! All of the charcters are fantastic and I adore the twists on classic Biblical figures. Adam's speech at the end has become one of my favorites and I agree with it whole heartedly. I would suggest these book to anyone but especially to someone with an quirky sense of humor and a taste for borderline heresy.
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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
Copyright:
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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