Good Omens

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 areThe 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.
Good Omens 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 i

  • Title: Good Omens
  • Author: Terry Pratchett Neil Gaiman Martin Jarvis
  • ISBN: 9780061967078
  • Page: 217
  • Format: Audible Audio
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    About the Author

    Terry Pratchett Neil Gaiman Martin Jarvis

    Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second hand typewriter His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in 1983 In 1987, he turned to writing full time There are over 40 books in the Discworld series, of which four are written for children The first of these, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal A non Discworld book, Good Omens, his 1990 collaboration with Neil Gaiman, has been a longtime bestseller and was reissued in hardcover by William Morrow in early 2006 it is also available as a mass market paperback Harper Torch, 2006 and trade paperback Harper Paperbacks, 2006 In 2008, Harper Children s published Terry s standalone non Discworld YA novel, Nation Terry published Snuff in October 2011 Regarded as one of the most significant contemporary English language satirists, Pratchett has won numerous literary awards, was named an Officer of the British Empire for services to literature in 1998, and has received honorary doctorates from the University of Warwick in 1999, the University of Portsmouth in 2001, the University of Bath in 2003, the University of Bristol in 2004, Buckinghamshire New University in 2008, the University of Dublin in 2008, Bradford University in 2009, the University of Winchester in 2009, and The Open University in 2013 for his contribution to Public Service.In Dec of 2007, Pratchett disclosed that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer s disease On 18 Feb, 2009, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.He was awarded the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award in 2010.Sir Terry Pratchett passed away on 12th March 2015.

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    • Jeremy Zerbe said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      Remember back when funny books were funny? Back before you went to college and found out that Dave Barry and Carl Hiaasen weren't funny after all, but Samuel Beckett and Charles Dickens were hilarious? Remember when the words on the page didn't just make you smile wryly and shake your head in shame for humanity, but actually made you laugh out loud? Well, that's the kind of humor that Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's 1990 release Good Omens brims with, and it is so damn good.The two British aut [...]

    • Manny said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      I somehow ended up reading them both simultaneously. So I couldn't help wonderingWhat Madam Bovary Might Have Thought Of Good OmensThree days later, a package arrived; there was no return address, but she immediately recognised Rodolphe's hand. It contained a paperback novel, whose title was Good Omens. Feverishly, she cast herself over it. Her English was poor, but, with the aid of a dictionary, she persevered and soon made great progress.The more she read, the greater her bewilderment became. [...]

    • Derek said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      Overall, this book was a huge disappointment for me. I’d heard so many good things about it and had been meaning to read it for years. When I finally started it, I was about 20 pages into it and thought, “Yes! This is going to be one of the most entertaining books I’ve ever read.” It was like reading The Hitchhiker’s Guide for the first time again. It was witty and fast-paced and had so many brilliant things to say about society and religion. And then about halfway through, I realized [...]

    • Nataliya said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      In my personal hierarchy of books, this one comes a close second after Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita. What can I say - like (diabolical) father, like (infernal) son. "It may help to understand human affairs to be clear that most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally bad, but by people being fundamentally people."In a way, I can view this book as my own personal therapy session¹ - that is, in addition to it being a [...]

    • Cecily said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      Don’t be misled by those who class this as fantasy, humour, or just fiction. This is actually a profound philosophical and theological treatise, exploring good and evil, nature versus nurture, free will, war, pollution, and organised religion. But it’s cleverly disguised as a madcap caper featuring angels, demons, the M25 motorway, Manchester, raining fish, dolphins, Atlantis, aliens, the Apocalypse, the young Antichrist, Americans, footnotes for Americans, tunnelling Tibetans, witches, witc [...]

    • Felicia said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      One of my all-time favorite books. Up there with Hitchhiker's Guide.

    • Lyn said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      The year is 2114 and in an upstairs apartment in Lower Tadfield, Oxfordshire, England four people – Marge, Ron, Neville and Madam Tracey – sit around a table. They are gathered for a séance.Madam Tracey: I can feel my spirit guide approaching.Marge: Ooooo, this is exciting!Madam Tracey: [In a dark brown voice] How! [Then in her normal voice] Geronimo is that you? [And again in the deep voice] Yes, this’n is me.Neville: This is just like in that old book by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, [...]

    • Choko said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      *** 4.75 ***" “God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players [i.e. everybody], to being involved in an obscure and complex variant of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won't tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.” "Loved every second of it! A book about free choice and nature vs nurture, some good old pondering over [...]

    • Kyle Nakamura said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      This has got to be one of the funniest satires I've ever read. I suppose the closest comparison I could make is to describe it as a literary sibling to Dogma, but filtered through a distinctly British lense. That description doesn't really do the story justice, but that film definitely hits me in the same place as the book. The whole premise, and I'm not giving much away here, begins with the accidental "mis-placement" of the infant Antichrist during a complex baby-swapping procedure intended to [...]

    • Jen said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      I actually feel a little bad giving this 2 stars, since I see so many reviews of people who loved this book. Unfortunately, I'm just not one of them. I usually like Pratchett's work, and there are a few comic touches that I liked here, but overall the unbelievably slow pace of the latter half of this story nearly drove me bonkers. It skips over about 10 years in a few chapters, and then camps out at 6 hours 'til doomsday for hundreds of pages. The dialogue of the children was tiresome, and the o [...]

    • J.G. Keely said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      I read this book before I tried to tackle Pratchett on his own merit, so I may have to retroactively skew this review based upon what I now know. The book is enjoyable, but may suffer from the fact that it represents its two authors at what seems to be their most basic states.There is no question as to the recognizability of both Gaiman's and Pratchett's respective styles here, but neither seems to add anything to the other. One of Gaiman's weaknesses is surely his general lack of humor. Anythin [...]

    • Anne said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      Reread 2014I read American Gods not too long ago, and while I liked it, it didn't turn out to be a favorite. So I wondered if maybe I shouldn't go back and check this one out. You know, see if it was really as good as I remembered?Huh.It was actually better. Hilarious! The 5 star rating stands!Original review 2009Good Omens is going to have to go down as one of my favorites! I wouldn't say that I laughed out loud, but I snorted once or twice and smiled the whole way through! Who would have thoug [...]

    • Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      No getting around it, it IS funny! Clever satire that’s harmlessly irreverent. I wasn’t rolling on the floor or anything but I had 4 (I counted) laugh-out-loud moments, a few good giggles & a smile on my face throughout. A great story that moves along very nicely, as Good and Evil (as represented by the angel Aziraphale & the demon Crowley) join forces to try & avert the apocalypse. Definitely held my interest. The interplay between these two was what really made the story, liked [...]

    • Lena said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      I find if very difficult not to like a book about how plans for Armageddon hit a snag when a scatterbrained Satanic nun misplaces the Antichrist. Many of the reviews of Good Omens compare it to Douglas Adams. There are some similarities in that much of the story occurs outside the bounds of normal reality, it's genuinely funny, and very British. But I found the overall tone to be softer, less snarky, and more intentionally philosophical in nature. While the book is very entertaining, it also ask [...]

    • Buffy said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      I can't for the life of me understand the good reviews that this book has received. I consider myself a person with a great sense of humour. Though I found Crowley an extremely enjoyable character, I could not bring myself to finish this book. All of these characters thrown in and abrupt switches of storyline annoyed me and made me refuse to finish it. This book tries way too hard to be "wacky". There is no naturalness to the flow of the humor. Speaking of which, there is no naturalness to the p [...]

    • Maria Clara said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      Sin lugar a dudas es un libro muy divertido; me lo he pasado muy bien con "el bien y el mal" y sus meteduras de pata jajaja

    • Nikoleta said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      Εντάξει, αυτό το βιβλίο μπορεί να μην είναι η γρήγορη περιπέτεια, με την έντονη δράση, αλλά είναι η πιο κεφάτη και αστεία εκδοχή για τον Αρμαγεδδώνα, που μπορεί να δει ή να διαβάσει άνθρωπος!Αυτή η ζωηρή, τσαχπίνικη, καυστική και φλύαρη αφήγηση που κάνει «μπαμ» ότι έχει βάλει [...]

    • Helen 2.0 said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      -----7/1-----Good Omens is a book about the Antichrist and the end of the world. But don't worry, it's not all sad! In fact, most of it is hilarious. The angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley are each tasked with finding the Antichrist as a baby and swaying him over to their respective sides; heaven or hell. However, through a misunderstanding they lose the Antichrist and he grows up to be a normal human boy. As a result, Armageddon goes off with a few hitches.It was just as good as I expected [...]

    • Robin (Bridge Four) said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      “It has been said that civilization is twenty-four hours and two meals away from barbarism.”This was quirky and a little on the odd side but totally fun. Heaven and Hell have basically been in a cold war for well forever it seems. Ever since Lucifer “An Angel who did not so much Fall as Saunter Vaguely Downwards.” became the bad guy the final show down has been in the works. But now, finally Satan’s son has been born and the prophecies all say that when he is Eleven the end of the worl [...]

    • Maggie Stiefvater said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      This novel spoof of THE OMEN is absolutely hilarious. From the four bikers of the apocalypse to adorable hell hounds, it's my absolute favorite offering from Terry Pratchett -- his humor mixed with Neil Gaiman's is absolute win in my opinion. ***wondering why all my reviews are five stars? Because I'm only reviewing my favorite books -- not every book I read. Consider a novel's presence on my bookshelf as a hearty endorsement. I can't believe I just said "hearty." It sounds like a stew.****

    • Cait (Paper Fury) said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      I won't lie: I read this because it has a) Crowley in it, and b) it's an adult book and I was adulting. (That was exhausting though. Please, lead me back to the children's aisle. That's where I belong.)I totally enjoyed it though because it's HILARIOUS.Yeah maybe the story is a bit waffly in places and there are some useless tangents it runs off on, but it is downright funny. Why? Oh, oh keep calm. I'll show you.First of all, it is SO like the Supernatural TV series.What can I say? I'm a huge fa [...]

    • Samantha said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      Oh. My. God.This was one of the funniest books I have ever read. The writing was phenomenal and I could see myself and others I know in many of the quirky characters.Good and Evil's earthly representatives discover that the time for the Apocalyse has arrived and they're not too happy about it. You see, they've grown to like life on Earth. And besides, Evil (with a capital 'E') itself couldn't possibly do worse things to mankind than what mankind does to itself.And the antichrist's name is Adam, [...]

    • Miranda Reads said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      “DON'T THINK OF IT AS DYING," said Death. "JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH.” The Apocalypse is not off to a good start.Ten years ago, Crowley (a demon) brought theinfant Anti-Christ to a group of Satanic Nuns who swapped the Anti-Christ with a human child. For ten years, Aziraphale (an Angel) and Crowley educate the child on the finer points of good and evil.“People couldn't become truly holy," he said, "unless they also had the opportunity to be definitively wicked."Th [...]

    • Anna said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      sardonically sarcastic!!!Σε ένα πρόσφατο ταξίδι στην Αγγλία ήθελα να αγοράσω κάτι . αγγλικό για ενθύμιο και ναι, σκέφτηκα αυτό το βιβλίο!Για όσους ξέρουν το έργο του Gaiman και του Pratchett, θα αγόραζαν το αποτέλεσμα της συνεργασίας τους με κλειστά μάτια. Και σίγουρα δεν θα απογοητεύονταν!!!Κα [...]

    • Mario said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      “I don't see what's so triffic about creating people as people and then gettin' upset cos' they act like people", said Adam severely. "Anyway, if you stopped tellin' people it's all sorted out after they're dead, they might try sorting it all out while they're alive.” Neil Gaiman + Terry Pratchett = PerfectionLet me start this review with saying that if you're not so open minded hardcore religious person. do yourself a favor and don't read this book 'cause you might end up really, really hat [...]

    • E.H. said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      So, funny story. I was reading this book (re-reading, really) during a recent training session for my job (a fairly tedious process - the training, that is - which involves sitting in front of a computer for long hours listening to boring presentations about the software). The guy who was sitting next to me was reasonably attractive and rather chatty, and he looked over and said, "What are you reading?""Good Omens," I said, and seeing that he obviously had no idea what it was, I added, "It's abo [...]

    • ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans) said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      I read Good Omens shortly after joining GR but never bothered to write a review for it. I loved the book but don't remember a thing about it so there is no way I could review it now.Following the recent "let's bump reviews" situation, some of us decided we'd had enough. Being on GR doesn't mean competing for 'likes'. I, for one, am only here for the wine. But I digress. Kat made an awesome little badge and Kelly came up with a brilliant idea: let's all bump our friends' reviews instead of our ow [...]

    • Negativni said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      Genijalno! Što drugo reći?Pratchett i Gaiman su se očito zabavljali dok su pisali ovaj roman i utrpali su u njega valjda sve čega su se mogli sjetiti, što povremeno remeti dinamiku i guši radnju, ali s druge strane, svaka rečenica je prožeta odličnim humorom ili genijalnim kritikama društva* tako da je ovo bio užitak za čitanje. Ismijali su: religijske dogme, nelogičnosti u Bibliji, predviđanje budućnosti, koncept sudbine, tv propovjednike, ljudsku prirodu, razne predrasude, špij [...]

    • Ken said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      It is really hard to write good literary satire. Simple fact is that often satire goes too far over to the side of parody. When it crosses that line, it becomes bad mimicry rather than true satire. Think what This Is Spinal Tap would have been like if Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, and Harry Shearer just did an impression of the guys from Saxon – it would be funny for five minutes (if you actually knew who Saxon was) but ultimately the joke would get old. Over-parody leads to a stale joke [...]

    • Madeline said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      After being unimpressed with Neverwhere and dismissing it as Early Gaiman, I was delighted to read Good Omens and find that even though this was written several years before Neverwhere, it's just as good as Gaiman's later works. Possibly this is due to Pratchett's influence - at the end of the book, there's a nice afterword where the two authors talk about the process of creating the story and who was responsible for writing which parts. I've never read anything by Terry Pratchett before this an [...]

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