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 ...Show synopsisThe 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.Hide synopsis
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (HarperTorch) – Mass-market paperback (2006)
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
Mass-market paperback, HarperTorch 2006
ISBN: 0060853980 ISBN-13: 9780060853983
From two delightful imaginations comes a comic masterpiece in which the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse ride motorcycles, the hound of the devil chases sticks, and the end of the world is subject to Murphy's Law. "The Apocalypse has never been funnier."--Clive Barker.From two delightful imaginations comes a comic masterpiece in which the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse ride motorcycles, the hound of the devil chases sticks, and the end of the world is subject to Murphy's Law. "The Apocalypse has never been funnier."--Clive Barker.Hide
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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.
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?
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...
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.
Not since A Hitchhiker?s Guide to the Galaxy has the end of the world been so much fun. Good Omens is a romp through Revelations served up with ample portions of satire, cheeky impudence and dry British wit.
The plot revolves around an angel and a demon who?ve essentially gone ?native? and identify with the humans they?ve been alternately aiding and tormenting for the past 4,000 years here on Earth. When Heaven and Hell begin to prepare for Armeageddon, the two plot together to subvert the ?ineffable? plan. Or as the late Hunter S. Thompson said, ?when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.?
So ignore the Tibetans tunneling in your yard, the octopi falling from the sky, put some Queen on the cassette deck and enjoy?.
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