Well, that’s the kind of humor that Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s release Good Omens brims with, and it is so damn good. The two British aut. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch () is a World Fantasy Award-nominated novel, written as a collaboration between the English authors Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Enterarme de que Buenos Presagios, el libro escrito a dos manos por Terry Pratchett y Neil Gaiman, va a convertirse en una serie de televisión.
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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Good Omens by Terry Pratchett. Neil Gaiman Goodreads Author. An alternative cover for this ISBN can be found here According to Enil Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes NutterWitch the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies, written inbefore she explodedthe world will end on a Saturday.
Next Saturday, in fact. So the gauman of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falli An alternative cover for this ISBN can be found here According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes NutterWitch the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies, written inbefore she explodedthe world will end on a Saturday. So the armies of Neill 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 gaiamn Rapture.
And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist. Mass Market Paperbackpages. Published November 28th by William Morrow first published May 1st Haiman a Copy of This Book. Read it before you see it! Print book Giveaway ends in: Dec 01 – Dec 31, Countries available: To see what your friends nuenos of this book, please sign up. To ask other presaigos questions about Good Omensplease sign up. Loved it but did anybody else find the line where big foot raping women was mentioned rather disturbing, I mean in a funny book you just cannot joke about rape, right?
That’s page in the A Corgi edition The rape itself is not the joke. Karen I am just learning Spanish but I would like to say Baiman all 19 questions about Good Omens…. Lists with This Book. May 28, Jeremy Zerbe rated it really liked it.
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?
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
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 release Good Omens brims with, and it is so damn good. The two British aut Remember back when funny books were funny? The two British authors were both relatively unknown at the time of their partnership, having met when Gaiman working as a journalist at the time interviewed Pratchett on the success of his first major novel, The Colour of Magic.
The two became quick friends and proceeded to write the pages of the now cult classic novel by sending floppy disks through the mail and calling each other on the phone.
Of course, that story is all explained in the appendix, provided you don’t pick up an original printing of the book if you do do that, however, you can probably sell it for quite a bit of change, so don’t be discouraged by your lack of author interviews.
But the real story at hand is, of course, the narrative of Good Omens itself–the tale of two friends, a demon named Crowley and an angel named Aziraphale who have spent all of human existence on earth and have rather come to like it, so when it comes time for the Apocalypse, they try to do whatever is in their powers to stop it. The cast of co-stars can only described as “vast,” with some characters only popping in long enough for Aziraphale to take over their body or to go on a shooting rampage.
The main other characters though, include: Perhaps you’re beginning to pick up on that sense of humor I mentioned? That’s what makes this book so great. I’m sort of a sucker for religious humor and religious horror moviesand I’ve read a lot of books about the End Days. This one has to rank near the top, maybe even as the downright finest.
It’s humor ranges from simple little comedic bits to social commentary on religion and the human race–but no matter how big or small the joke is, every one of them is attended to equally, and they are all funny because of that. Though some of the British jokes and references flew by me a problem the authors usually account for in their humorous footnotesI really did enjoy this book, all the way from the plot down to how it was written. I actually laughed out loud as I read Good Omens.
A few times, to be completely honest. And that’s pretty impressive for a cynical, jaded old bastard like me. View all 22 comments.
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Mar 30, Manny rated it really liked it Shelves: I somehow ended up reading them both simultaneously. It contained a paperback novel, whose title was Good Omens.
Feverishly, she giaman herself over it. Her English was gaimman, but, with the aid of a dictionary, she persevered and soon made great progress.
The more she read, the greater her bewilderment became. The book at first reminded her of Candidewhich she had surreptitiously read at the convent, but M.
All the personages were well-meaning and agreeable; the witches, the torturers of witches, the prostitutes, even the Demons of Hell; they were filled with kindness and compassion, and their worst faults amounted to an occasional mild irritability. Where were the indifference and thoughtless cruelty that surrounded her, and which had now become the very air she breathed? She did not know whether Rodolphe had sent her the book to comfort her or to mock her in her despair, and her futile attempts to resolve this question gradually resulted in an agonising headache.
Her husband prescribed an infusion of valerian, and persuaded her to retire for the ;resagios she lay sleepless in her bed a long time, until the drug finally took effect just as the sky was beginning to lighten. She dreamed of apocalyptic prophecies, nekl women wielding swords, endless circles of horseless carriages, young boys with dogs.
In the morning, she remembered that she should purchase some arsenic. She’s married to this doctor, and he’s dead borin’, so she starts hangin’ around with these two lovers, and then she maxes out her credit card, so she eats arsernick and poisons herself. The bit where she’s dyin’ of the arsernick is dead good. Her tongue’s hanging out and she’s screamin’ -” “Why did she max out her credit card?
Behind the bushes, Aziraphale raised an eyebrow. I told him that’s what actually happened, but he insisted the arsenic worked better View all 45 comments. Mar 01, Miranda Reads rated it really liked it Shelves: Ten years ago, Crowley a demon brought the infant 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.
If the holy war was allowed to finish, then everything would be destroyed and divvied up between the two realms – and that divide would be terrible.
Hell may have all the best composers, but heaven has all the best choreographers. So, it’s up to them to find the Anti-Christ and stop the apocalypse.
They only have seven to days to do it. It’s just going to be one of those weeks. This one was absolutely hilarious! There were so, so many fun quirks and tangents in this book. Seriously great satire throughout! All the little details just make it pop. Such as Crowley’s plant-tending method: What he did was put the fear of God into them.
More precisely, the fear of Crowley. In addition to which, every couple of months Crowley would pick out a plant that was growing too slowly, or succumbing to leaf-wilt or browning, or just didn’t look quite as good as the others, and he would carry it around to all the other plants.
The plants were the most luxurious, verdant, and beautiful in London. Also the most terrified. Definitely one of those off-the-wall fun reads. I really want to go through it a second time to see all the things I missed! The varied tone and inflection just made it come alive. View all 33 comments. Reetabrata Bhandari Nice review. Dec 30, Miranda Reads Reetabrata wrote: Overall, this book was a huge disappointment for me.
It was witty and fast-paced and had so many brilliant things to say about society and religion.