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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch By Terry Pratchett Neil Gaiman,

  • Title: Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
  • Author: Terry Pratchett Neil Gaiman
  • ISBN: 9780060853983
  • Page: 440
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • An alternative cover for this ISBN can be found hereAccording 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 falliAn alternative cover for this ISBN can be found hereAccording 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 .
    Good Omens The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter Witch An alternative cover for this ISBN can be found hereAccording to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter Witch the world s only completely accurate book of prophecies written in befor

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    1. Remember back when funny books were funny Back before you went to college and found out that Dave Barry and Carl Hiaasen weren t funny after all, but Samuel Beckett and Charles Dickens were hilarious Remember when the words on the page didn t just make you smile wryly and shake your head in shame for humanity, but actually made you laugh out loud Well, that s the kind of humor that Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman s 1990 release Good Omens brims with, and it is so damn good.The two British author [...]

    2. I somehow ended up reading them both simultaneously So I couldn t help wonderingWhat Madam Bovary Might Have Thought Of Good OmensThree days later, a package arrived there was no return address, but she immediately recognised Rodolphe s hand It contained a paperback novel, whose title was Good Omens Feverishly, she cast herself over it Her English was poor, but, with the aid of a dictionary, she persevered and soon made great progress.The she read, the greater her bewilderment became The book a [...]

    3. Overall, this book was a huge disappointment for me I d heard so many good things about it and had been meaning to read it for years When I finally started it, I was about 20 pages into it and thought, Yes This is going to be one of the most entertaining books I ve ever read It was like reading The Hitchhiker s Guide for the first time again It was witty and fast paced and had so many brilliant things to say about society and religion And then about halfway through, I realized that I just wasn t [...]

    4. In my personal hierarchy of books, this one comes a close second after Bulgakov s The Master and Margarita What can I say like diabolical father, like infernal son It may help to understand human affairs to be clear that most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally bad, but by people being fundamentally people In a way, I can view this book as my own personal therapy session that is, in addition to it being a hilarious dry [...]

    5. Don t be misled by those who class this as fantasy, humour, or just fiction This is actually a profound philosophical and theological treatise, exploring good and evil, nature versus nurture, free will, war, pollution, and organised religion But it s cleverly disguised as a madcap caper featuring angels, demons, the M25 motorway, Manchester, raining fish, dolphins, Atlantis, aliens, the Apocalypse, the young Antichrist, Americans, footnotes for Americans, tunnelling Tibetans, witches, witch find [...]

    6. The year is 2114 and in an upstairs apartment in Lower Tadfield, Oxfordshire, England four people Marge, Ron, Neville and Madam Tracey sit around a table They are gathered for a s ance.Madam Tracey I can feel my spirit guide approaching.Marge Ooooo, this is exciting Madam Tracey In a dark brown voice How Then in her normal voice Geronimo is that you And again in the deep voice Yes, this n is me.Neville This is just like in that old book by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, Good Omens, I mean JUST [...]

    7. 4.75 God does not play dice with the universe He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players i.e everybody , to being involved in an obscure and complex variant of poker in a pitch dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won t tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time Loved every second of it A book about free choice and nature vs nurture, some good old pondering over what is good and wha [...]

    8. This has got to be one of the funniest satires I ve ever read I suppose the closest comparison I could make is to describe it as a literary sibling to Dogma, but filtered through a distinctly British lense That description doesn t really do the story justice, but that film definitely hits me in the same place as the book The whole premise, and I m not giving much away here, begins with the accidental mis placement of the infant Antichrist during a complex baby swapping procedure intended to kick [...]

    9. I actually feel a little bad giving this 2 stars, since I see so many reviews of people who loved this book Unfortunately, I m just not one of them I usually like Pratchett s work, and there are a few comic touches that I liked here, but overall the unbelievably slow pace of the latter half of this story nearly drove me bonkers It skips over about 10 years in a few chapters, and then camps out at 6 hours til doomsday for hundreds of pages The dialogue of the children was tiresome, and the only c [...]

    10. I read this book before I tried to tackle Pratchett on his own merit, so I may have to retroactively skew this review based upon what I now know The book is enjoyable, but may suffer from the fact that it represents its two authors at what seems to be their most basic states.There is no question as to the recognizability of both Gaiman s and Pratchett s respective styles here, but neither seems to add anything to the other One of Gaiman s weaknesses is surely his general lack of humor Anything t [...]

    11. Reread 2014I read American Gods not too long ago, and while I liked it, it didn t turn out to be a favorite So I wondered if maybe I shouldn t go back and check this one out You know, see if it was really as good as I remembered Huh.It was actually better Hilarious The 5 star rating stands Original review 2009Good Omens is going to have to go down as one of my favorites I wouldn t say that I laughed out loud, but I snorted once or twice and smiled the whole way through Who would have thought the [...]

    12. No getting around it, it IS funny Clever satire that s harmlessly irreverent I wasn t rolling on the floor or anything but I had 4 I counted laugh out loud moments, a few good giggles a smile on my face throughout A great story that moves along very nicely, as Good and Evil as represented by the angel Aziraphale the demon Crowley join forces to try avert the apocalypse Definitely held my interest The interplay between these two was what really made the story, liked it when they put their differe [...]

    13. I find if very difficult not to like a book about how plans for Armageddon hit a snag when a scatterbrained Satanic nun misplaces the Antichrist Many of the reviews of Good Omens compare it to Douglas Adams There are some similarities in that much of the story occurs outside the bounds of normal reality, it s genuinely funny, and very British But I found the overall tone to be softer, less snarky, and intentionally philosophical in nature While the book is very entertaining, it also asks some e [...]

    14. Sin lugar a dudas es un libro muy divertido me lo he pasado muy bien con el bien y el mal y sus meteduras de pata jajaja

    15. I can t for the life of me understand the good reviews that this book has received I consider myself a person with a great sense of humour Though I found Crowley an extremely enjoyable character, I could not bring myself to finish this book All of these characters thrown in and abrupt switches of storyline annoyed me and made me refuse to finish it This book tries way too hard to be wacky There is no naturalness to the flow of the humor Speaking of which, there is no naturalness to the pivotal c [...]

    16. 7 1 Good Omens is a book about the Antichrist and the end of the world But don t worry, it s not all sad In fact, most of it is hilarious The angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley are each tasked with finding the Antichrist as a baby and swaying him over to their respective sides heaven or hell However, through a misunderstanding they lose the Antichrist and he grows up to be a normal human boy As a result, Armageddon goes off with a few hitches.It was just as good as I expected it to be The ch [...]

    17. It has been said that civilization is twenty four hours and two meals away from barbarism This was quirky and a little on the odd side but totally fun Heaven and Hell have basically been in a cold war for well forever it seems Ever since Lucifer An Angel who did not so much Fall as Saunter Vaguely Downwards became the bad guy the final show down has been in the works But now, finally Satan s son has been born and the prophecies all say that when he is Eleven the end of the world will finally com [...]

    18. This novel spoof of THE OMEN is absolutely hilarious From the four bikers of the apocalypse to adorable hell hounds, it s my absolute favorite offering from Terry Pratchett his humor mixed with Neil Gaiman s is absolute win in my opinion wondering why all my reviews are five stars Because I m only reviewing my favorite books not every book I read Consider a novel s presence on my bookshelf as a hearty endorsement I can t believe I just said hearty It sounds like a stew.

    19. I won t lie I read this because it has a Crowley in it, and b it s an adult book and I was adulting That was exhausting though Please, lead me back to the children s aisle That s where I belong I totally enjoyed it though because it s HILARIOUS.Yeah maybe the story is a bit waffly in places and there are some useless tangents it runs off on, but it is downright funny Why Oh, oh keep calm I ll show you.First of all, it is SO like the Supernatural TV series.What can I say I m a huge fan I m such a [...]

    20. Oh My God.This was one of the funniest books I have ever read The writing was phenomenal and I could see myself and others I know in many of the quirky characters.Good and Evil s earthly representatives discover that the time for the Apocalyse has arrived and they re not too happy about it You see, they ve grown to like life on Earth And besides, Evil with a capital E itself couldn t possibly do worse things to mankind than what mankind does to itself.And the antichrist s name is Adam, for cryin [...]

    21. I don t see what s so triffic about creating people as people and then gettin upset cos they act like people , said Adam severely Anyway, if you stopped tellin people it s all sorted out after they re dead, they might try sorting it all out while they re alive Neil Gaiman Terry Pratchett PerfectionLet me start this review with saying that if you re not so open minded hardcore religious person do yourself a favor and don t read this book cause you might end up really, really hating it.Now off to [...]

    22. So, funny story I was reading this book re reading, really during a recent training session for my job a fairly tedious process the training, that is which involves sitting in front of a computer for long hours listening to boring presentations about the software The guy who was sitting next to me was reasonably attractive and rather chatty, and he looked over and said, What are you reading Good Omens, I said, and seeing that he obviously had no idea what it was, I added, It s about the end of t [...]

    23. I read Good Omens shortly after joining GR but never bothered to write a review for it I loved the book but don t remember a thing about it so there is no way I could review it now.Following the recent let s bump reviews situation, some of us decided we d had enough Being on GR doesn t mean competing for likes I, for one, am only here for the wine But I digress Kat made an awesome little badge and Kelly came up with a brilliant idea let s all bump our friends reviews instead of our own Pretty co [...]

    24. Genijalno to drugo re i Pratchett i Gaiman su se o ito zabavljali dok su pisali ovaj roman i utrpali su u njega valjda sve ega su se mogli sjetiti, to povremeno remeti dinamiku i gu i radnju, ali s druge strane, svaka re enica je pro eta odli nim humorom ili genijalnim kritikama dru tva tako da je ovo bio u itak za itanje Ismijali su religijske dogme, nelogi nosti u Bibliji, predvi anje budu nosti, koncept sudbine, tv propovjednike, ljudsku prirodu, razne predrasude, pijune, kompjutere i povezan [...]

    25. It is really hard to write good literary satire Simple fact is that often satire goes too far over to the side of parody When it crosses that line, it becomes bad mimicry rather than true satire Think what This Is Spinal Tap would have been like if Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, and Harry Shearer just did an impression of the guys from Saxon it would be funny for five minutes if you actually knew who Saxon was but ultimately the joke would get old Over parody leads to a stale joke and then y [...]

    26. After being unimpressed with Neverwhere and dismissing it as Early Gaiman, I was delighted to read Good Omens and find that even though this was written several years before Neverwhere, it s just as good as Gaiman s later works Possibly this is due to Pratchett s influence at the end of the book, there s a nice afterword where the two authors talk about the process of creating the story and who was responsible for writing which parts I ve never read anything by Terry Pratchett before this and wa [...]

    27. Flawless That is, unless you re deeply and humorlessly religious, in which case you ll want an emergency bucket of holy water nearby to douse this book in after or possibly while you read it Do Protestants do holy water, btw I always thought that was a Catholic thing Then again, I thought Lent was only for Catholics, too, and then my Proddy friends started mentioning what they gave up for Lent and I was all, Actually, I think giving up chocolate for a whole month is going a little overboard, you [...]

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