Good Omens

Good Omens

The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

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The world is going to end next Saturday, but there are a few problems--the Antichrist has been misplaced, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse ride motorcycles, and the representatives from heaven and hell decide that they like the human race.
Publisher: New York : Harper, [2007], ©2007
ISBN: 9780060853976
0060853972
Branch Call Number: FICTION Gai
Description: x, 384 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Pratchett, Terry

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A demon and an angel band together to save humankind from the end of the world - which is predicted to be just days away.

The world is going to end next Saturday, but there are a few problems - the Antichrist has been misplaced, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse ride motorcycles, and the representatives from heaven and hell decide that they like the human race.

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CRRL_MegS Jul 09, 2018

The world is going to end next Saturday, but there are a few problems - the Antichrist has been misplaced, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse ride motorcycles and the representatives from heaven and hell decide that they like the human race.

Two of speculative fiction's most experienced (and humorous) authors collaborated on this corker. A novel of the end of the world, over-watched by Heaven and Hell's representatives on Earth. The problem is they like humans and don't want the gig to end.

When the Antichrist is born he's placed with the wrong parents and grows up to be a delightful boy who's not really interested in bringing about the Apocalypse. An angel and a devil are tasked with returning him to his true purpose, but they've really grown to enjoy the comforts of Earth during t... Read More »


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BBreck
Nov 20, 2020

I've been watching the series this week and absolutely love it! So onward to the book!

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scout2901
Nov 05, 2020

A rollicking fantasy with a wry sense of humour. If you enjoy unique stories with numerous omniscient asides, no-sacred-cows social & humanity commentary, and out-of-left-field events that still tie together in a cohesive and wildly imaginative story... this fits the bill.
I started to watch the TV series (8 eps.), stopped a little past half-way to read the book, then went back to finish the series. Although similar in many ways: the book has more textual depth and added comedic value in its footnotes; the TV series pulls out all the stops with amazing visuals, Sheen & Tenant are excellent, and adds a bit more of an edgy ending not in the printed page.
I understand why the book has a rabid fan base. A highly recommended read.

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SherryMarieJ
Sep 25, 2020

Recommended by Tor - Sarah Waites

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helen13
Sep 16, 2020

Terrific book with the most unconventional characters in (or out0 of this world. A demon and an angel have been friends and sort of colleagues for thousands of years, but something brand new has happened and they have to deal with it. Also involving a witch, a crusader, a nice young man and a bunch of kids. One of the greatest reads of all time. It's my favorite.

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MamaBear2013
Aug 14, 2020

Saw the TV series before reading the book and the TV series based on the book was entertaining and hilarious. The book is an entertaining read and I burst out laughing more than once while reading. Read the book, watch the TV series, both are worth the time taken. Enjoy!!!!!

Hillsboro_RobP Jun 21, 2020

A funny and memorable tour with an unlikely set of quirky characters. Pratchett and Gaiman's collaboration is every bit the joy ride you'd predict from the minds of these authors.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
May 05, 2020

According to Agnes Nutter, the only reliable guide to the future, the world will be ending next Saturday, just after tea. This doesn’t sit well with a certain demon and fussy angel, who both quite like living on earth. It also just so happens that the Antichrist is missing. The humour that ripples throughout this work is unparalleled. Dry, satirical, and wickedly funny, Pratchett and Gaiman create some of the weirdest characters and circumstances ever imagined in fiction. The plot meanders quite a bit, especially when reading in eBook format, but the circumstances that happen along the way are compelling enough to keep the reader occupied throughout the novel. It’s these details that make Good Omens an enjoyable read, as opposed to the overall, somewhat predictable, plot. Recommended for fans of the authors other works and the Thursday Next Series by Jasper Fford. 4/5 stars
@viedelabibliothèque of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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BlueHippo
Mar 19, 2020

I saw the series which was based on this book. Both are really wonderful. The book and the series are very much the same - the book has some things the the series did not and the series had some things that the book did not, so I recommend them both!

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elyse0513
Jan 17, 2020

Trelawney

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Anita_Dickey
Jan 06, 2020

i read this book as part of 300 books everyone should read once list challenge featured on Listopia. I had started watching the netflix series and didn't think much of it. I was very pleasantly surprised to discover that the tv series was a book and i had the book. I enjoyed it so much more than i thought i would. it's not my typical style of reading, but it is a good book. I think i want to finish the netflix series now. also used this for a prompt in the Around the world in 52 books challenge- read a book about witches

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mhellwig
Mar 22, 2019

An angel and a demon try to stop the apocalypse since they enjoy life on earth too much to destroy it in a war.
This book is a fantastic read for those who enjoy British humor with a side of the occult. Both fans of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett will find something to love about the story.

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daviesg6
Jun 13, 2013

well written, very funny, the authors show that they can work together and produce a work of genius. one of the funniest books i have ever read.

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mhellwig
Mar 22, 2019

"The Power Cable (Nebraska) Evangelical Choir launched into "Jesus Is the Telephone Repairman on the Switchboard of My Life," and almost drowned out the sound of the rising wind."
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