Good Omens

The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

By Neil Gaiman; Terry Pratchett
(HarperTorch, Mass Market Paperback, 9780060853983, 432pp.)

Publication Date: December 2006

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback

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Description

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 . . .




About the Author

Neil Gaiman has written award-winning books for children and adults, including the Newbery Medal-winning novel The Graveyard Book and Coraline, Stardust, and Odd and the Frost Giants. His picture books include Instructions and Blueberry Girl, illustrated by Charles Vess; The Wolves in the Walls, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, and Crazy Hair, illustrated by Dave McKean; and The Dangerous Alphabet, illustrated by Gris Grimly. A baby giant panda once sat on his lap and ate bamboo in Chengdu, China.




Praise For Good Omens

“The Apocalypse has never been funnier.”
-Clive Barker

“Hilariously naughty.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“Wacky and irreverent.”
-Booklist

“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

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

“[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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