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Good Omens
Good Omens
Author: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
According to the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter--the world's only totally reliable guide to the future--the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just after tea...
ISBN-13: 9780441003259
ISBN-10: 0441003257
Publication Date: 5/1/1996
Pages: 366
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4.3 stars, based on 596 ratings
Publisher: Ace Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
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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Helpful Score: 5
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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Helpful Score: 4
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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Helpful Score: 4
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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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 sightings to Star Wars fandom, propelling Gaiman's story seed of the Antichrist switched at birth with the wrong Human baby.

The book loses points for a conclusion that drags on interminably -- I mean, once Armageddon has been canceled, where does one go?
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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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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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