The powers that be have decided that the Apocalypse will begin on a Saturday night. But Crawley and Aziraphale, the demon and the angel who were assigned to Earth, have no desire to see their creature comforts blown to bits. So they must destroy the most powerful person on Earth--if they can get through the Four Motorcyclists of the Apocalypse ...
The powers that be have decided that the Apocalypse will begin on a Saturday night. But Crawley and Aziraphale, the demon and the angel who were assigned to Earth, have no desire to see their creature comforts blown to bits. So they must destroy the most powerful person on Earth--if they can get through the Four Motorcyclists of the Apocalypse first. "Hilariously naughty".--Kirkus Reviews.
What an amazing author combination! While I have always been a Neil Gaiman junkie, I own many books by Terry Prachette as well. You take Gaimans unparalleled imagination and mix it with Terry Prachetts playful quirkiness and voila! Good omens is born! (Oops! We lost the antichrist!)It is the kind of book that as soon as you finish it you open it right back up to page 1 and start reading it all over again. The characters are fantastic. Its hilarious concept and being (naturally) well written will keep you entertained from start to finish, you will not be able to put it down. In fact, once I read this book, I haven't been able to break myself away from the horror comedy genre. My initial intentions were to discover more books and authors who could try to come close to being on the level as Good Omens. I have collected a library of awesome reads over the years but Good Omens is still up at the top of my all time favorites. Read this book. You won't be disappointed.
Jan 4, 2010
Great apocolytic fiction.
I am a huge fan of Neil Gaiman's Sandman as well as Terry Pratchett's Discworld. I was thrilled to see the two of them come together for this one. I love this book. It's wry sense of humor really makes you look forward to the end of the world.
Well written, great characters, fun story, i highly recommend it.
Aug 7, 2009
When this book was recommended to me, I hesitated. Omens? Angels in league with demons? An antiChrist delivered by satanist nuns? and Queen? I was needlessly concerned. It was hysterical--irreverent and cynical without being sacrilegious. Who knew the apocolypse could be so much fun?
May 16, 2009
The Funniest Take on the Apocalypse
I am sure God has a sense of humor. Why else would Gaiman and Pratchett be on this Earth? This one is amazingly witty and funny. Pop Culture and the Bible collides within the pages and eplodes plenty of laughter. There's something we do not expect...or maybe we did, even hoped for...
Jan 22, 2009
This is a thoughtful short story, but not the best we've seen of Death - for that I recommend Sandman. The introduction and information on how Death came to be is however reason enough in itself to buy the story.
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