Synopses & Reviews
From two delightful imaginations comes an unforgettable story 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...
"The Apocalypse has never been funnier." Clive Barker
"It reads like the Book of Revelation rewritten by Monty Python." San Francisco Chronicle
"Good Omens has a dire tale to tell. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are riding. The Antichrist is discovering his supernatural powers. An army of witchfinders is trying to find him and kill him. And an angel from heaven and a demon from hell are trying to make certain everything happens according to the ineffable plan. So why is this such a funny book? Because the Four Horsemen are really the Four Motorcyclists of the Apocalypse; the Antichrist, through a mix-up at birth, has been raised by a middle-class family, and is really just a nice, normal kid; the army of witchfinders consists of only two rather bungling men armed with stickpins. As for the angel and demon, they are drinking buddies who aren't really sure they want the world to end. A riotous good laugh." Orlando Sentinel
"Good Omens...is something like what would have happened if Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robbins, and Don De Lillo had collaborated. Lots of literary inventiveness in the plotting and chunks of very good writing and characterization. It's a wow. It would make one hell of a movie. Or a heavenly one. Take your pick." The Washington Post
"What's so funny about Armageddon? More than you'd think....Good Omens has arrived just in time." Detroit Free Press
"Full-bore contemporary lunacy. A steamroller of silliness that made me giggle out loud." The San Diego Union-Tribune
"Good Omens is frequently hilarious, littered with funny footnotes and eccentric characters. It's also humane, intelligent, suspenseful, and fully equipped with a chorus of 'Tibetans, Aliens, Americans, Atlanteans and other rare and strange creatures of the Last Days.' If the end is near, Pratchett and Gaiman will take us there in style." Locus
"A direct descendant of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." The New York Times
"Hilariously naughty...it could catch on with the Douglas Adams crowd." Kirkus Reviews
"From beginning to end, Good Omens is side-splittingly funny...a ripping good time." Rave Reviews
About the Author
Neil Gaiman is the author of the New York Times
bestseller American Gods
, as well as the novels Neverwhere
; the short-story collection Smoke and Mirrors
; and the World Fantasy Award-winning Sandman
graphic novel series. He lives in America and needs a haircut, but not necessarily in that order.
Terry Pratchett is the author of the internationally bestselling Discworld fantasy series and lives in England (near Stonehenge) where he panics.