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Good Omens | [Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett]

Good Omens

The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.
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Publisher's Summary

The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist. Put New York Times best-selling authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett together...and all Hell breaks loose.

©1990 Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"Pratchett (of Discworld fame) and Gaiman (of Sandman fame) may seem an unlikely combination, but the topic (Armageddon) of this fast-paced novel is old hat to both. Pratchett's wackiness collaborates with Gaiman's morbid humor; the result is a humanist delight to be savored and reread again and again." (Amazon.com review)

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    Melodie Greensboro, NC, United States 01-11-10
    Melodie Greensboro, NC, United States 01-11-10 Member Since 2003
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    "What a pair"

    If you like Neil Gaiman, and if you like Terry Pratchett, you're going to adore this book. What a great pairing of authors and a wonderful narrator. There is enough snarky humor in this little story to go around to the Brits and the Americans. It's well written, made me laugh out loud and I couldn't wait to get to it each day. If you don't enjoy British humor, you may not enjoy this book or understand the subtleties. However, anyone who can make you laugh at the Apocalypse and has the Four Horsemen on motorcycles is awesome in my opinion. Well done!! Thank you Mr.s Gaiman and Pratchett! Do another one please?

    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Darwin8u Mesa, AZ, United States 09-09-12
    Darwin8u Mesa, AZ, United States 09-09-12 Member Since 2011

    A part-time buffoon and ersatz scholar specializing in BS, pedantry, schmaltz and cultural coprophagia.

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    "Caught slagging between Heaven & Hell."

    Cute, probably 3.5 stars, but not nearly as good as the hype. I liked both 'American Gods' and 'Neverwhere' a lot better. I guess that is the problem with joint projects, I'm not sure whether Pratchett or Gaiman should be praised or panned for this book. Yes, it was funny. Yes, it was irreverent too. It just wasn't great. Perhaps, its limitations were built into the core concept and blueprint of the book. Perhaps, it couldn't escape mediocrity because it was pulled in two different directions by two good authors and instead of ending in Heaven or Hell it just plopped right there in the middle.

    17 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Douglas R. Pratt northern VA 08-27-10
    Douglas R. Pratt northern VA 08-27-10 Member Since 2007

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    "Outstanding performance"

    One of the best performances I've ever heard of one of my favorite books. The more you know about religions, mysticism and history, the funnier this book will be for you...a lot of the jokes are pretty "inside-baseball" and I found myself explaining them to friends and family. Nice to finally get some use out of my college degree in comparative religion. I would recommend this book to anyone, angel or demon or even human.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jana Riverside, CA, USA 04-16-10
    Jana Riverside, CA, USA 04-16-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Effervescent"

    This book is a wonderfully irreverent romp through the apocalypse, with angels and demons who have been in contact with humans for so long that they have acclimated. I love the four horsemen (I admit that the idea of Famine owning a series of fast food restaurants that sell food with no actual nutritional content has stuck with me since I first read the book in high school - it just rings so true!) Then there's the mix-up with the antichrist, so that he's raised as a normal little boy with no desire to take over or end the world.
    Martin Jarvis does an excellent job of narrating this book.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Debra Twin Bridges, MT, United States 12-06-09
    Debra Twin Bridges, MT, United States 12-06-09 Member Since 2005

    Mom, married, website designer, portfolio manager in self-imposed exile (yeah Greg Smith!!), former California native, Episcopalian.

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    "Great Fun for Christopher Moore Fans"

    If you enjoyed Christopher Moore's A Dirty Job, you will enjoy Good Omens. It's a little hard to follow at times because there's no pause between scene changes. But you'll get used to it and the characters are well-read and written.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    David Houston, TX, United States 10-20-12
    David Houston, TX, United States 10-20-12 Member Since 2008

    Actor/director/teacher. Split my time between Beijing and Seattle now. Listen to Audible on the subway and while driving. Love the reviews.

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    "Not twice as good but not half bad"

    A combination like Pratchett and Gaiman, both brilliant in their own right (write?), is an exciting prospect so I was really looking forward to listening to Good Omens. I chose to do it on a grueling drive from Louisville to Seattle so I could press on through it with few interruptions.

    I have to admit that I was initially a bit disappointed. I found the first half of the book too "clever" by half and somewhat overwritten. Not surprising, perhaps, with two brilliant, creative minds pouring material into the same hopper. Given the doomsday theme and some stylistic parallels, it sometimes seemed that Douglas Adams might have come back to contribute as well.

    Gradually the whole jumble began to take a more manageable form, however, and by the end I was delighting in the joyful momentum of the book and the coalescing wisdom which is typical of both authors when they work independently. I would not say reading their joint effort was twice as good, but it sure wasn't half bad.

    And best of all was Martin Jarvis's inspired reading!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    John Lane Plano, TX USA 10-10-12
    John Lane Plano, TX USA 10-10-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Loved the beginning but just peters out"
    Would you listen to Good Omens again? Why?

    I could listen to the first hour all over again. Very interesting and funny characters.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett ? Why or why not?

    Yes, I have American Gods by Neil Gaiman.


    Which character – as performed by Martin Jarvis – was your favorite?

    Anthony Crowley. He is so slyly hilarious.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The True Apocalypse


    Any additional comments?

    The beginning with the angels was so funny - just truly hilarious. I loved every minute of it. But then the story just kind of dies. It doesn't go anywhere.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela United States 02-10-12
    Pamela United States 02-10-12 Member Since 2004

    Sure, I'd love to hear your story....

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    "Why the heck didn't I listen to the YEARS ago?"

    What a fun book! A great narrator and a fun plot make for great entertainment. I love the story of the struggle between, and compromises made, by both good and evil. This book uses humor to point out that being good is a choice we all make on a daily basis. Very clever boys are Pratchett and Gaiman!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer BAKERSFIELD, CA, United States 11-20-11
    Amazon Customer BAKERSFIELD, CA, United States 11-20-11 Member Since 2005

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    "This book is so funny I wanted to read it twice!"

    This book is so funny I wanted to read it twice! It is rare that I want to read a book again right after reading it the first time but this one was so clever and funny that I wanted to start it again. The humor is very similar to Douglas Adams work & is so endearing that you are rooting for the demon and angel at the same time.

    I love the humorous & irreverent look at the end of the world. Audible has a great audio version of this book and I think that made this even more enjoyable. Although if I had read it in paper form I think I wouldn't have been able to put it down. I can't think of one complaint about this book, except that I wish it were longer.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kim Spokane, WA, United States 10-21-11
    Kim Spokane, WA, United States 10-21-11 Member Since 2009

    Addicted to audiobooks & podcasts. 5 Stars=I Loved It, 4 Stars=Enjoyed it Thoroughly, 3=Kinda Good, 2=Bad/Boring, 1=Complete Waste of Credit

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    "Wickedly Delightful"

    I am so thrilled that I found another author who appeals to my craving for dark wit and twisted tales like Christopher Moore has for so long. Neil Gaiman truly has the gift of weaving a tapestry of fantasy and modern humor into a juicy plotline that moves and actually ends up somewhere you want to go. The narration is nothing short of brilliant - I'm a sucker for the dry wit of an English accent - especially when it's so perfectly matched with story - the timing and delivery are superb. I quickly added several more of Mr. Gaiman's books to my wish list and am hopeful that this isn't a "one of" or a departure from his other works.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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