Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

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

Season 2 of Good Omens coming soon!

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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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 104 x 168 x 36mm | 249g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0060853980
  • 9780060853983
  • 406

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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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Review quote

"The Apocalypse has never been funnier." -- Clive Barker

"Hilariously naughty." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Wacky and irreverent." -- Booklist

"Reads like the Book of Revelation, rewritten by Monty Python." -- San Francisco Chronicle

"Fiendishly funny." -- New Orleans Times-Picayune

"From beginning to end, GOOD OMENS is side-splittingly funny . . . a ripping good time." -- Rave Reviews

"If you've never read [GOOD OMENS], don't miss it now. Grade: A." -- Rocky Mountain News

"It could be called The Hitchhiker's Guide to Armargeddon." -- Palm Beach Post

"[L]ittle asides, quirky observations, simple puns and parody eventually add up to snorts, chortles and outright laughs." -- San Diego Union-Tribune

"What's so funny about Armageddon? More than you'd think . . . GOOD OMENS has arrived just in time." -- Detroit Free Press

"Full-bore contemporary lunacy. A steamroller of silliness that made me giggle out loud." -- San Diego Union-Tribune

"A direct descendant of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." -- New York Times

"An utter delight--fresh, exciting, uproariously funny." -- Poul Anderson

"Outrageous . . . read it for a riotous good laugh!" -- Orlando Sentinel

"I whooped . . . I laughed . . . I was in near hysterics.: -- New York Review of Science Fiction

"A slapstick Apocalypse, a grinning grimoire, a comic Necronomicon, a hitchhiker's guide to the netherworld." -- James Morrow, author of Only Begotten Daughter

"One Hell of a funny book." -- Gene Wolfe

"Hilarious!" -- Locus

"Huge fun." -- Sunday Express (London)

"Irreverently funny and unexpectedly wise . . . Highly recommended." -- Library Journal

"Something like what would have happened if Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robbins and Don DeLillo had collaborated." -- Washington Post
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About Neil Gaiman

Gaiman, Neil

Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, including Norse Mythology, Neverwhere, and The Graveyard Book. Among his numerous literary awards are the Newbery and Carnegie medals, and the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Will Eisner awards. Originally from England, he now lives in America.

Pratchett, Terry

Sir Terry Pratchett was the internationally bestselling author of more than thirty books, including his phenomenally successful Discworld series. His young adult novel, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal, and Where's My Cow?, his Discworld book for "readers of all ages," was a New York Times bestseller. His novels have sold more than seventy five million (give or take a few million) copies worldwide. Named an Officer of the British Empire "for services to literature," Pratchett lived in England. He died in 2015 at the age of sixty-six.
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Who would have thought that Apocalypse could be so funny!show more
by eleniaggeliki
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. *Gold Star Award Winner!show more
by TeensReadToo
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