Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

Good Omens

By Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

  • Release Date: 2011-06-28
  • Genre: Fantasy
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 359 Ratings)

Description

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 . . .

Reviews

  • Amazing

    5
    By Jvhenry
    I have read this book so many times and it only gets better!
  • A Wacky Collaberation

    4
    By Dwardeng
    Pretty well anything goes in this frenetic fantasy gone berserk. Open your mind for this one and enjoy.
  • Doesn't come with the helpful notes!?

    1
    By iamellaelise
    You get the asterisks, but none of the helpful notes. What is up with that?
  • Fantastic

    5
    By Vincent Pedone
    This book is just fantastic, and started my love of Gaiman.
  • Please just read it

    5
    By Happy pet owner
    This might be the third or forth time I've read this book; it's certainly not the last. I love Terry Pratchett. I love Neil Gaiman. I think the whole world should.
  • Yes.

    5
    By 101019329110
    A book 20 years old needs no review, for every review has already been given, every angle of analysis exhausted, every compliment catalogued, and every one of millions of copies used, abused, and ultimately loved. So instead refer to the title for my complete review, a monosyllabic affirmation of my immediate and unreserved affection for this book.
  • Had to purchase on my iPad..

    5
    By Rebecca1972
    What they say jokingly in the intro is true: I've had multiple copies of this book over the years, somehow they always get loaned out and not returned...and since this is one of my favorite books of all time, getting it electronically so I can reread it whenever I want is a beautiful thing. Yes, I still replace my physical copy of the book - it's just too good to not share :)
  • Amazing

    5
    By Walls96
    Just completely amazing!
  • Incredible

    5
    By paw.apu
    One of the best books I've ever read, hilarious, entertaining and even thought-provoking.
  • Yes!

    5
    By mron42
    It made my day when i found out my two favorite authors came together to make one awesome book:)

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