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Fantasy. Fiction. Science Fiction. Humor (Fiction.) HTML:

Winner of the Audiophile Magazine Earphones Award.

The classic collaboration from the internationally bestselling authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, soon to be an original series starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant.

"Good Omens . . . is something like what would have happened if Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robbins and Don DeLillo 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."??Washington Post
According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.

So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon??both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle??are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.

And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist .… (mais)

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Haven't laughed out loud this much since I read Fool. A great piece of work. ( )
  wsampson13 | Mar 2, 2024 |
I love Good Omens and I love this UK edition. Such a funny, witty, cute, and yet thought provoking book. It’s a love story and critique of humanity wrapped up in a hilarious metaphor. Great author, great writing, easily re-readable, this is probably my favorite book of all time. ( )
  ZL10 | Feb 29, 2024 |
A high school favorite. I haven't reread it since maybe 2010 but I knew exactly which parts of the miniseries were direct quotes. ( )
  caedocyon | Feb 26, 2024 |
This book was a make me happy read. I dare you to stop a smile from creeping to your lips while reading it. It's got funny old humans, fantasy mixed with the mundane, and it's a little profound in parts. It's exactly what I'd expect from Pratchett and Gaiman. ( )
  rabbit-stew | Dec 31, 2023 |
I can see why this has become a cult classic, and I'm pleased to have finally had a chance to read it (I got it off the shelf, and I think the rest of my household sequentially stole it to read before I got my hands back on it). The book is full of clever writing, and clever literary and biblical allusions, and manages to be both a good romp and an interesting social commentary (and funny). I didn't find it gripping, and in fact took nearly two weeks to finish it, because it was easily walked away from. ( )
  fred_mouse | Dec 27, 2023 |
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The book tackles things most science fiction and fantasy writers never think about, much less write. It does it in a straightforward manner. It's about Predestination and Free Will, about chaos and order, about human beings, their technology and their belief systems. When the book is talking about the big questions, it's a wow. It leaves room in both the plot and the reader's reactions for the characters to move around in and do unexpected but very human things.
adicionado por Shortride | editarThe Washington Post, Howard Waldrop (Web site pago) (Dec 20, 1990)
 
''Good Omens'' is a direct descendant of ''The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy,'' a vastly overpraised book or radio program or industry or something that became quite popular in Britain a decade ago when it became apparent that Margaret Thatcher would be in office for some time and that laughs were going to be hard to come by...

Obviously, it would be difficult to write a 354-page satirical novel without getting off a few good lines. I counted four... But to get to this material, the reader must wade through reams and reams of undergraduate dreck: recycled science-fiction cliches about using the gift of prophesy to make a killing in the stock market; shopworn jokes about American television programs (would you believe the book includes a joke about ''Have Gun, Will Travel''?); and an infuriating running gag about Queen, a vaudevillian rock group whose hits are buried far in the past and should have been buried sooner.
adicionado por SnootyBaronet | editarNew York Times, Joe Queenan (Nov 7, 1990)
 
When a scatterbrained Satanist nun goofs up a baby-switching scheme and delivers the infant Antichrist to the wrong couple, it's just the beginning of the comic errors in the divine plan for Armageddon which this fast-paced novel by two British writers zanily details... Some humor is strictly British, but most will appeal even to Americans "and other aliens."
adicionado por Shortride | editarPublishers Weekly (Jul 20, 1990)
 

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Winner of the Audiophile Magazine Earphones Award.

The classic collaboration from the internationally bestselling authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, soon to be an original series starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant.

"Good Omens . . . is something like what would have happened if Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robbins and Don DeLillo 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."??Washington Post
According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.

So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon??both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle??are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.

And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist .

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