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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
Good Omens The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter Witch
Author: Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
ISBN-13: 9780060853983
ISBN-10: 0060853980
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 432
Edition: Reprint
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 12
I can not express how much I love this book or what effect it has had on my life. I found it in a neighbors trash as a teenager and it was my first exposure to both Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Searching for other works by Gaiman got me interested in Graphic Novels after picking up his Sandman series at the Library. Later I also sought other books by Pratchett and discovered the Discworld series, books that I now count as my all time favorites. I highly recommend this book, I now own several copies, and the original is in tatters because I have passed it around to so many friends.
Enjoy!
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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy meets Monty Python in a very amusing version of the biblical apocalypse. Will probably only appeal to those who enjoy this type of humor. On those grounds, your mileage may very. Two thumbs up from me!
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Helpful Score: 6
I love this book. Absolutely hysterical. I've read it no less than 5 times and it's fantastic every time. I've also owned 3 different copies of it because they wind up being stolen from me, everyone I know that has read it has loved it. I definitely reccomend it.
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Who would have thought that the coming of Armageddon would be hilariously funny? Nobody but Pratchett and Gaiman---and they make the readers crack up laughing too!
We hear the world will end on a Saturday . . . next Saturday.
But Sister Mary Loquacious of the Chattering Order has misplaced the Antichrist. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (in Hell's Angels leathers) ride motorcycles. And the representatives of Heaven and Hell have decided that they actually LIKE the human race . . . so do we absolutely HAVE to hold Armageddon now?
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This is the first time I have read a book by either author and I'll definitely be reading more of both. Very few books have made me laugh out loud and this was one of them. The style and tone reminded me a little of Douglas Adams.
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The end of the world will be happening next week, by the way. It takes a band of children (and a dog) plus "agents" from Heaven and Hell to make it all better. Hilarious!
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If this book isn't on your wish list... well that probably means you've already read it. But still, this is the greatest pre post apocalypse story ever. A true must read.
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Reviewed by Carrie Spellman for TeensReadToo.com

I love this book! The first time I came across it, it was hidden in a corner in a bookstore. It cried out to me. I had to take it home. I laughed so hard that I cried, more than once. I loved it so much I gave it away. Which is an extraordinarily difficult thing for me to do. But it wanted to be shared, and I can't deny a book its destiny. My brain, however, is not so capable of release. I had to buy it again. And read it over and over and over. Until I gave it to my boyfriend, before we were dating. And still, I read it at his house. When he forgot and gave it back to me, I cruelly didn't correct him. (It came back to me! It must be fate!) Now, there's a new edition out, with comments by the authors. I have to go get it.

I'm obsessed. It's unhealthy. I know. Come join me. It's the best apocalypse you'll ever survive.

Crowley and Aziraphale have been locked in the battle between good and evil since, well, at least the beginning of time. In fact, it's been so long that it's become more of a debate then a battle. Actually more of a conversation. Aziraphale is an angel, and part-time rare bookseller. It's a front; he really collects the books for himself. Crowley is sort of a fallen angel; well, as the book says "an angel who did not so much fall as saunter vaguely downward". So he's a demon, ish. Mostly he's an instigator. These two have been enemies for so long that they've become pretty good friends.

But that's all going to end. Everything is going to end. Next Saturday. That's when the apocalypse has been scheduled for. The final battle between good and evil. What's an angel, or demon, to do when it comes time to end the world, but they really don't want to?

The apocalypse is aided and thwarted, alternately, by angels, demons, and an assortment of other ridiculous, hilarious, pitiful characters. Newton Pulsifer, Witchfinder, armed with a stickpin. Anathema Device, Witch and owner of the only accurate book of prophecy to ever be written, until she lost it. Agnes Nutter, author of said book, semi-illiterate, or maybe just a really bad speller, and dead. The Chattering Order of St. Beryl, satanic nuns who really just like to wear black. Dog, who was, or is, or should have been a hellhound. Adam, the anti-christ, depending on how the day goes. There's a lot more, but I don't want to ruin the fun. Let's just say that good, evil, and prophecy are all ideas that leave a lot of room for interpretation. And I'll never leave music in my car for too long again.
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"Good Omens" is a funny and irreverent book by renowned storytellers Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Combing the best of dry British humor with increasingly hilarious scenes, the story concerns an angel and a demon as they search for the anti-Christ in order to begin the final Armageddon. The characters in this novel are wittily written and engaging, and the plot itself is original and creative. I'd imagine this would make a splendid, entertaining movie! Lunacy and hilarity rule the day in this apocalyptic chuckler, and no person or group is safe under Pratchett and Gaiman's fanatical gazes! A worthwhile read.
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Reviewed by Carrie Spellman for TeensReadToo.com

I love this book! The first time I came across it, it was hidden in a corner in a bookstore. It cried out to me. I had to take it home. I laughed so hard that I cried, more than once. I loved it so much I gave it away. Which is an extraordinarily difficult thing for me to do. But it wanted to be shared, and I can't deny a book its destiny. My brain, however, is not so capable of release. I had to buy it again. And read it over and over and over. Until I gave it to my boyfriend, before we were dating. And still, I read it at his house. When he forgot and gave it back to me, I cruelly didn't correct him. (It came back to me! It must be fate!) Now, there's a new edition out, with comments by the authors. I have to go get it.

I'm obsessed. It's unhealthy. I know. Come join me. It's the best apocalypse you'll ever survive.

Crowley and Aziraphale have been locked in the battle between good and evil since, well, at least the beginning of time. In fact, it's been so long that it's become more of a debate then a battle. Actually more of a conversation. Aziraphale is an angel, and part-time rare bookseller. It's a front; he really collects the books for himself. Crowley is sort of a fallen angel; well, as the book says "an angel who did not so much fall as saunter vaguely downward". So he's a demon, ish. Mostly he's an instigator. These two have been enemies for so long that they've become pretty good friends.

But that's all going to end. Everything is going to end. Next Saturday. That's when the apocalypse has been scheduled for. The final battle between good and evil. What's an angel, or demon, to do when it comes time to end the world, but they really don't want to?

The apocalypse is aided and thwarted, alternately, by angels, demons, and an assortment of other ridiculous, hilarious, pitiful characters. Newton Pulsifer, Witchfinder, armed with a stickpin. Anathema Device, Witch and owner of the only accurate book of prophecy to ever be written, until she lost it. Agnes Nutter, author of said book, semi-illiterate, or maybe just a really bad speller, and dead. The Chattering Order of St. Beryl, satanic nuns who really just like to wear black. Dog, who was, or is, or should have been a hellhound. Adam, the anti-christ, depending on how the day goes. There's a lot more, but I don't want to ruin the fun. Let's just say that good, evil, and prophecy are all ideas that leave a lot of room for interpretation. And I'll never leave music in my car for too long again.
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Helpful Score: 3
What a fun read! I had the best time with this book and even remarked to my husband that it would make a hilarious movie. Some parts are definitely British humor (and not that easy to understand), but it doesn't matter. The whole thing is wonderful.
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Book: Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Breakdown of personal criteria:
Cohesiveness of the writing of both authors: 5 stars
Content: 5 Stars
Misc. things that I am picky about: 5 stars

This is a wonderful story of choosing your own path and not letting destiny bully you around. Pratchett's and Gaiman's writing blend so well that you rarely know which author wrote which part. They are both literary geniuses that teamed up to make a fantastic tale which holds your attention, to the very end. All of the characters are well developed and there are some truly hilarious moments. While the political correctness of a humorous apocalypse book is questionable, these two authors pull it off. I highly recommend it.
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The Satanist nuns misplaced the Antichrist a dozen years before the Apocalypse was set to start. The boy they've been preening to fight for Satan turns out to be a normal boy, while the true Antichrist has been brought up by an average couple in England. Hilarity ensues. Pratchett and Gaiman are two of the best writers out there, and combining their talents makes this one of the best books I've ever read. Constant out-loud laughter.
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Well that is if you're a Gaiman fan, a Pratchett fan, or both. You could also be a fan of Douglas Adams, or Monty Python. But then it really isn't necessary to be a fan of any of them at all.
In brief: Seemingly Normal British kid is actually the AntiChrist. Screwed up demon and even more screwed up angel set off on a quest to find him. Along with the Witchfinder general, his bumbling assistant and- like the kid needed more worries- the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. Hilarity (with a side of possible nuclear destruction) ensues.
I've read it time and time again, and I refuse to swap this one. Get your own.

Go on, get your own.
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Off-the-wall comedy about an Armageddon that doesn't quite come off as planned. Pratchett's footprints are all over this one, with its drive-by puns and throwaway commentary on cultural icons from Elvis signtings to Star Wars fandom, propelling Gaiman's story seed of the Antichrist switched at birth with the wrong Human baby.
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I have only discovered Neil Gaiman in the past few years, and am enjoying reading his work. I enjoyed this book especially, and my 17 year old son has read it, as well, and it has inspired quite a few good conversations about religion and life.
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This was a fantastic book. It turned me on to Neil Gaiman. I highly recommend this book, very fun!!! I loved the bikers and the confused hound from hell! Great stuff!
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This is pretty good, actually. It starts being more clever than funny, but ends very satisfactorily. Good read.
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One of my favorite books, ever; I heard of it on a writing website and decided to give it a try. Totally worth getting and reading, and probably keeping.
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An angel and a devil are sent from you-know-where to watch the devil's son as he grows up in rural England. But nothing is going according to plan - or is it?! A very funny one.
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I enjoyed this book. It's not one that I'd read more than once though. Good Omens was very much like The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Monty Pyton in humor!
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I love Neil Gaiman, so I thought I would dig this book but it was not my cup of tea. It had a lot of funny bits but then it would alternate between boring and confusing. It was obvious that it was a two man collaboration. It didn't flow or mesh.
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I have just finished reading "Good Omens" for the third or fourth time, and am pleased to say that it remains as fresh and original this time through as it was the first time.

Bar none, this is the finest novelization of the Apocalypse ever written. Leave "Left Behind" under the short leg of your table, where it's actually useful; and never mind the attempts of other authors to cash in on Antichrist fever. If the End of Days doesn't happen the way authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett have described, there needs to be a do-over.

The bulk of the action takes place in what is supposed to be the last week of history as the armies of heaven and hell amass for the epic conclusion of their war, and the culmination of human history. There's only one little problem. The forces of hell accidentally misplaced the Antichrist shortly after he was born, and no one's really sure where to find him. As Judgment Day draws near, a demon and an angel who have been living on earth for so long that they can't bear to see it destroyed, join together in a desperate effort to find him and avert Armageddon.

Not surprisingly, the book is full of oblique references to "The Omen," which at the time was the most recognizable story to feature the Antichrist. The juxtaposition of that brand of horror with a life appropriate for Just William makes "Good Omens" a rollicking good read.

The fast-paced British humor that Pratchett and Gaiman bring to the book is one reason to return to this book again and again, and to be honest, it is reason enough. But these two are also intelligent writers, and there's enough meat in the book to draw me back long after the jokes will have worn out. (If that ever happens, which seems unlikely.)
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I am a huge Gaiman fan and somehow I had never read this book. I was eager to read it since I used to read Pratchett's Discworld series and enjoyed the humor in that too. Overall this was a good book and fairly humorous. I thought the humor went a bit over the top at points; but overall still liked it. Think of this book as kind of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Apocalypse; it is written in that type of style with lots of footnotes.

When Crowley, original Crawley the serpent from Eden, gets the Antichrist he makes a mistake. The babies are switched out and Crowley and his arch-enemy Azrael spent a good portion of their lives trying to influence the wrong child. All you have to do then is get the Four Horsemen involved, a young woman who is a descendent of Agnes Nutter (the most accurate phophetess history has ever known, and a young man who is a witch hunter in the story and things begin to get out of hand. The real Antichrist, aptly named Adam, is making a bullocks of things using his unholy power to save whales and make nuclear power safer. General chaos ensues, legions of angels and demons prepare for war, and the world as we know it may or may not end.

This was a pretty good book. Given it's cult status I was expected it to be hilarious and to be blown out of the water by it. I really wasn't. The book switches viewpoint a lot, making it a bit hard to keep everything straight in the beginning. There are a ton of footnotes throughout (which I am not a huge fan off because they interrupt the story), and while some of them were funny, some of them were just plain silly and rambled on a bit too much.

The story takes a while to get going and I struggled to stay interested initially; but as events build to the final Apocalyse the pace picks up and the book is much more engaging. The characters are interesting but never really personable because you don't get to spend much time with them. I am thinking this book may be a bit dated and was more unique and original when it was written. To be honest this book reminds me a lot of the movie Dogma and in writing style, of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, books.

In general I have mixed feelings about this book. There are some funny parts and some excellent irony, some very creative ideas and characters. The story takes a bit to get going through and constantly switches viewpoint so it was hard to really engage with any of the characters. The humor got a bit campy at parts and some of the footnotes rambled on way too much. I thought it was missing the wonderful classic story structure and tone that most of Gaiman's books have.

Overall I am glad that I read it but it was not my favorite Gaiman or Pratchett book. It was a bit too campy for me and a bit too scattered. There are some funny parts though and the story itself is very ironic. If you like Christopher Moore or Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxay, or religion spoofs (like the movie Dogma) you will probably enjoy this book.
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This book is my first exposure to both Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman and I cannot wait to read more by both of them. The characters are so colorful and the plot so outrageous that I could not put the book down until I finished devouring every word!
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A very interesting book. I definitely detected the writing style solely as Pratchetts though, and wonder where Gaimans influence came in. Perhaps in the design of some of the main characters I suppose I can see a little of Gaimans style there.

The ending left me wanting for a sequel. I wonder if there will be one.

WARNING SPOILER ALERT (highlight text to view):
After all, Adam (the Antichrist) did divert Armageddon, but at the end, you find the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley talking about a bigger effable Plan, and then the Further Nife and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter: Concerning the Worlde that Is To Com shows up on Anathemas doorstep, so youre left wondering what the future holds for these guys, especially since Agnes Nutter found it interesting enough to write about again.
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Reviewed by Carrie Spellman for TeensReadToo.com

I love this book! The first time I came across it, it was hidden in a corner in a bookstore. It cried out to me. I had to take it home. I laughed so hard that I cried, more than once. I loved it so much I gave it away. Which is an extraordinarily difficult thing for me to do. But it wanted to be shared, and I can't deny a book its destiny. My brain, however, is not so capable of release. I had to buy it again. And read it over and over and over. Until I gave it to my boyfriend, before we were dating. And still, I read it at his house. When he forgot and gave it back to me, I cruelly didn't correct him. (It came back to me! It must be fate!) Now, there's a new edition out, with comments by the authors. I have to go get it.

I'm obsessed. It's unhealthy. I know. Come join me. It's the best apocalypse you'll ever survive.

Crowley and Aziraphale have been locked in the battle between good and evil since, well, at least the beginning of time. In fact, it's been so long that it's become more of a debate then a battle. Actually more of a conversation. Aziraphale is an angel, and part-time rare bookseller. It's a front; he really collects the books for himself. Crowley is sort of a fallen angel; well, as the book says "an angel who did not so much fall as saunter vaguely downward". So he's a demon, ish. Mostly he's an instigator. These two have been enemies for so long that they've become pretty good friends.

But that's all going to end. Everything is going to end. Next Saturday. That's when the apocalypse has been scheduled for. The final battle between good and evil. What's an angel, or demon, to do when it comes time to end the world, but they really don't want to?

The apocalypse is aided and thwarted, alternately, by angels, demons, and an assortment of other ridiculous, hilarious, pitiful characters. Newton Pulsifer, Witchfinder, armed with a stickpin. Anathema Device, Witch and owner of the only accurate book of prophecy to ever be written, until she lost it. Agnes Nutter, author of said book, semi-illiterate, or maybe just a really bad speller, and dead. The Chattering Order of St. Beryl, satanic nuns who really just like to wear black. Dog, who was, or is, or should have been a hellhound. Adam, the anti-christ, depending on how the day goes. There's a lot more, but I don't want to ruin the fun. Let's just say that good, evil, and prophecy are all ideas that leave a lot of room for interpretation. And I'll never leave music in my car for too long again.
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Irreverent and funny. If you are a Neil Gaiman fan you will love this book. I had never read Terry Pratchett before but I intend to start.
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I originally purchased this book because 1) I had started reading everything Neil Gaiman and 2) it was $9.95 through the book club. I wasn't entirely sure what the plot was, and once I received it and read the jacket I wasn't entirely sure I wanted to read it. Once I started it I knew immediately I was going to love it. This is a very funny, entertaining and so-real-it-could-be-true story about human nature and the end of the world as we know it.
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Very funny look at the apocalypse. The end is drawing near, but it's not turning out as planned. The Antichrist is temporarily misplaced and an angel and demon are working together. But, of course Agnes Nutter could've told you this would happen four hundred years ago.
This book is so full of wit and sacrilege that you just know that Gaiman and Pratchett had fun writing it.
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"Heaven to read, and you'll laugh like hell" Time Out
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This book was fantastic. Equally morbid and comedic. Azazel and Crowley make a dastardly pair and the Anti-Christ has the cutest hell-hound ever! a must for fans of either author.
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Funny. Written like a very long Monty Python sketch.
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A somewhat amusing read, and an interesting angle. I found it a bit hard to folow at times because the plot kind of jumps around. It's an end of the world story like you've never heard.
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Hilarious book, full of laugh-out-loud absurdities such as Sister Mary Loquacious of the Chattering Order and a Monty Python-esque Spanish Inquisition.
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This was a wonderfully irreverent and humorous take on the end of the world, ala the Book of Revelation, and how it can be oh-so-utterly confounded when the Antichrist is switched at birth with the wrong child and none of Satan's Horde figured it out.

The book is all about a set of about six characters, some human, some not, and how they fumble about and learn that being human is a far grander thing than anything else. The interplay of these characters is the book's strong point, and the authors have done a great job here.

Gaiman and Pratchett have written a fun tale. This was highly enjoyed.

5 of 5 stars.
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I laughed so much reading this book, A very unique take on the Apocalypse. I would definitely recommend reading it.
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hysterical- I've re-read this book several times and laughed every time
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This was funny!
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Very clever and very funny.... definitley not offensive!
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A hilarious book about the fight between good and evil for the end of the world.
From the back cover"So the armies of Good anEvil are amassing. Atlantis is rising. Frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Eferythig apperas 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 lifestyle-are not acutally looking forward to the coming Rapture. And somehton seems to have misplaced the Antichrist....." Great Fun, I read it in three days!
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Absolutely hysterical! I laughed out loud.
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I loved this book. A fast, fun, thought provoking read.
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I read this book months ago and I cant not remember much about it except the end. Which I do not want to spoil. There were funny things about about the book like, when the Antichrist wishes for his hell-hound and it turns out to be a small and tiny dog because that is what he wishes for.

What is left that I remember is not that great, which could be because of the subject matter. I dont usually read Apocalyptic stuff even if it is tongue in cheek but read this on recommendation of my husband. I just did not find this one remember-able. I find similar problems with American Gods as well but enjoyed some of Pratchetts work alone.

I think if you like British humor and Monty Python you might grasp the humor better then I did.
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I tried to get into this book twice, and got further the 2nd time, but it just couldn't hold my interest. I thought that the premise was interesting and did enjoy what i had read, but my interest just wasn't there. i'll most likely try to pick this one up again, but i have since passed it on for others to enjoy
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A good but not great book that was mildly amusing, but not hilariously funny. To get the most out of the book, you really have to read it closely with lots of attention to the details. The humor is usually subtle and occasionally obscure. The book felt more like a Terry Pratchett novel than one by Neil Gaiman, not that it matters, just that it was interesting to analyze because so few books are written in teams.
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I loved this book - nice depiction of good and evil, along with how natural abilities, gifts and talent can make good people do bad things. It also depicts nicely how most people have good and bad in them. And the humor! I love it! A keeper & re-read!
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Great book with a great take on the end of the world!
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If you are a Pratchett Discworld fan or have enjoyed the whimsy of Gaiman's Sandman comics or American Gods, you will love this funny, light-hearted adventure. It's a spoof in part of the Damien Omen books and movies, which sounds kind of grim but they make it world with hilarious results.
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Not nearly as good as Neverwhere, American Gods, or even Stardust, Good Omens is rambling in the extreme and I have to admit, many of the British jokes made no sense to me.
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Hilarious tale of the Apocalypse.
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A clever and entertaining read.
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Like reading a Monty Python skit. This is very amusing and irreverent.
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Laughed hard. I enjoyed the breakdown to reality and the other worlds. I did prefer Neverhwere to this book and Wyrd Sisters as well.
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I had heard very good things about Gaiman and Pratchett. Parts of this book are very funny, but some how I never finished this one!
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I'm not quite finished yet, but it's made me laugh out loud several times. It is, in fact, very similar in writing style to ''The Hitchhiker's Guide''.
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This is the second time I've read this book. It's good. I mean, with
Gaiman and Pratchett collaborating, really, how could it NOT be good?
It definitely feels more like a Pratchett novel than a Gaiman one, in
my opinion, however - his stamp of humor is all over it.
The premise: The Apocalypse is at hand (or, rather, scheduled to be at
hand). This is bad news to the demon Crawley and the angel Aziraphale,
who have gotten to quite like their respective positions as the
representatives of God and Satan on Earth. I mean, the Apocalypse
would severely interfere with Aziraphale's rare-books dealership!
Therefore, they decide to interfere with the life of the Antichrist,
so that he doesn't cause the end of the world. Unfortunately, the
person they think is the Antichrist is actually a quite ordinary young
boy, who was mistakenly switched in the hospital at birth.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (in the form of bikers) are
searching for the real Antichrist, who is also a young boy, but with
some seriously powerful abilities that so far he hasn't used for much.
Into the picture comes a girl, Anathema Device, who happens to be the
descendant of Agnes Nutter, witch - and the only known writer of
prophecies that are accurate - and coming true. Some truly
supernatural events are centering on the obscure British town of Lower
Tadfield, and it could truly be the End of the World!
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They don't come much better. Funny stuff for the religious and non-religious alike.
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Fans of Douglas Adams will really enjoy this book. A funny, british look at the apocalypse.
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I got this book from a Teen Reading Club I was in years ago...I never read it all the way but from what I did read, I enjoyed.
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Good omens is one of my #1 FAVORITE books of all time. It is HILARIOUS. Nothing I say can describe how much I love this book. Read it now. You know you want to.
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Outstanding --the Apocolypse has never been funnier.
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This book made me laugh so loud, and so unexpectedly, and in so many public places... the general public probably thinks that I am as off-kilter as the characters in the book. Wonderful, wonderful story. I can't imagine anyone not loving Good Omens.
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Loved it! Absurd and profound at the same time.
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Like Terry Pratchett's Discworld series? Then you may like this book, too. It is *not* Discworld, but is still a good diversion.
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Reminded me of "Letters from Earth" by Mark Twain. Very funny without being mean. If your faith is shaken by this it needs to be.
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couldn't finish it, too far out for me.
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Wow, really makes you think about a few things. The ending is worth wading through the middle. If you liked the movie "Dogma" this is a book for you
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loved it!
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This is a hilarious comedy about the apocolypse and one that EVERYONE should read, regardless of religious background. Satire at it's best!
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This has to be the funiest book i have ever read. After reading this book I trully velieve that god does have a sencee of humore.
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Two great authors doing great things together and an apocalypse. What more could you ask for in a paperback?
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This book is a fantastic read! I was laughing continuously as I read, a fantastic irreverent comedy!
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A solidly funny read about the apocalypse. The British dry wit, which made the first hundred pages so amusing, however, became a bit tedious and the story slowed in the middle. I pushed through and was rewarded with a thoughtful ending. All in all, it was worth the read.
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A most engaging story. I highly recommend it. I wouldn't have gotten rid of it, but we had two copies. Snatch this read up!
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Aptly likened to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in all the blurbs on the cover, Good Omens is one big heh and hee! from cover to cover.
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This is a fun book for light reading, although the story is a bit predictable. Gaiman and Pratchett interact well and their revision of standard mythology is entertaining.
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WOW! What a fantastic book! I loved the whole humorous take on the apocolypse. This book was great fun. It's about an angel, a demon (who are friends), a witchfinder and his private, the four horsemen of the apocolypse, a fortune teller, a witch, the Antichrist and his three friends. I don't want to go into detail, because it would totally spoil the book! But the underlying message of the book is basicly to charish our freedom of choice and that even the angels and Satan don't know what God's plan is, let alone us humans! I would highly recommend this book! It's great!!
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Okay, I'd normally never give away anything by Pratchett or Gaiman, but I've got two copies. This satire of the Apocalypse is howlingly funny, and it might just be my favorite book.
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This entertaining and comic take on the end of the world is definitely worth reading. Good and evil have set in motion a series of events that should lead to the birth of the anti-Christ and the Apocalypse. Instead things begin to get very mixed up, messed up and funny.

The forces of good and evil are hopelessly intertwined as well as confused. The descendant of Agnes Nutter has her prophecies but sometimes they aren't as clear as one would hope. The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse ride motorcycles and now have followers. And the anti-Christ seems to have been misplaced. The resulting confusion makes the Apocalypse unlikely and offers some hope for this sometimes seemingly hopeless world.

It's a witty and yet thought-provoking romp that pokes fun at a lot of sacred cows. If you've got a great sense of humor about religions, you'll enjoy this.
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Sometimes hard to follow, i.e., names, etc. Sometimes funny.
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in the vein of The Hitchhiker's Guide...
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Covers everything from Creation to the Apocolypse, but probably misses a few things in between.
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science fiction that is funny, outrageous, silly - by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett!

End of the world - next Saturday! "The Apocolypse has never been funnier"
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This is one of my new favorite books. It was smart and funny. I definitely recommend it.
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It was funny, but not for the weak of faith.
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Hilarious read.
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A light-hearted account of the Apocalypse a la Terry Pratchett.
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Every book by Neil Gaiman is great.
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This one should be on the summer reading lists of every teenager in the world. Hilarious, but with some subtle points to ponder woven nicely in. And there's nothing quite like a pint-sized hell hound!
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very funny
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I was not impressed much to the chagrin of my friends at book club. Most of them consider this as their favorite book. Maybe it is because I have never read a Terry Pratchett book and I am a Neil Gaiman fan. I may re-read it at a later time when in a better state of mind to give it a fair chance.
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this book is really funny.
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Very funny read in a Douglas Adams style.
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Irreverent; definately an alternate view of the human universe.
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I did not read the whole book. It was to confessing and hard to understand.
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The Horsemen of the Apocalypse are coming. A demon and an angel, both living pleasant lives on earth, collaborate to keep the world from ending. Two brilliant authors collaborate to produce a hilarious 354-page novel.

"The Apocalypse has never been funnier." - Clive Barker
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If you like Pratchett or Gaiman, or British humor in general, or irreverent comedy, or fun, this is the book for you.
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I really like Pratchett, but this is not one of his best. I'm not sure why. For whatever reason, I was actually looking forward to finishing the book, whereas with his other books, I wished that they just went on and on.

Of course, he was not the senior author here. Maybe that is why it doesn't have all his magic.
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"and on one memorable occasion, fork..." I loved this book! My very first introduction to Terry and Neil.