Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

Good Omens

By Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

  • Release Date: 2011-06-28
  • Genre: Fantasy
Good Omens book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 312 Ratings)

Good Omens Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

There is a distinct hint of Armageddon in the air. According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (recorded, thankfully, in 1655, before she blew up her entire village and all its inhabitants, who had gathered to watch her burn), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, the Four Bikers of the Apocalypse are revving up their mighty hogs and hitting the road, and the world's last two remaining witch-finders are getting ready to fight the good fight, armed with awkwardly antiquated instructions and stick pins. Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. . . . Right. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan.

Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon -- each of whom has lived among Earth's mortals for many millennia and has grown rather fond of the lifestyle -- are not particularly looking forward to the coming Rapture. If Crowley and Aziraphale are going to stop it from happening, they've got to find and kill the Antichrist (which is a shame, as he's a really nice kid). There's just one glitch: someone seems to have misplaced him. . . .

First published in 1990, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's brilliantly dark and screamingly funny take on humankind's final judgment is back -- and just in time -- in a new hardcover edition (which includes an introduction by the authors, comments by each about the other, and answers to some still-burning questions about their wildly popular collaborative effort) that the devout and the damned alike will surely cherish until the end of all things.

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User reviews about this book

  • A Wacky Collaberation

    4
    By Dwardeng
    Pretty well anything goes in this frenetic fantasy gone berserk. Open your mind for this one and enjoy.
  • Yes.

    5
    By 101019329110
    A book 20 years old needs no review, for every review has already been given, every angle of analysis exhausted, every compliment catalogued, and every one of millions of copies used, abused, and ultimately loved. So instead refer to the title for my complete review, a monosyllabic affirmation of my immediate and unreserved affection for this book.
  • Yes!

    5
    By mron42
    It made my day when i found out my two favorite authors came together to make one awesome book:)
  • Amazing!!

    5
    By Kitakagash
    This book is, if I were to sum it up in a word (which, frankly, doesn't quite do it justice) is absolutely hilarious (oh my, that was two words). Pratchett and Gaiman are literary GENIUSES (capitalized for extreme emphasis), and to anyone having thoughts about purchasing this book, I suggest you do so! Also read it if you happen to like Queen (the band, of course).
  • Good Omens

    4
    By Gary Wetzel
    Good premise. Ironic and funny. Ending is a bit disappointing.
  • Amazing!

    5
    By Super Mario 35
    This is an AMAZING, HILARIOUS book. The story and plot twists are unexpected and very fun to follow. The authors do a wonderful job of mixing everybody's plotlines. If you haven't read this you MUST!!!
  • Totally awesome!

    5
    By Brewtopian
    This is one of the funniest books I've ever read and at the same time its a great commentary on modern culture. Written in a style similar to Douglas Adams with that dry British wit this book will have you busting a gut from start to finish

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