Good Omens



Good Omens 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 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.

Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second hand typewriter His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second hand typewriter His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in 1983 In 1987, he turned to writing full time There are over 40 books in the Discworld series, of which four are written for children The first of these, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal A non Discworld book, Good Omens, his 1990 collaboration with Neil Gaiman, has been a longtime bestseller and was reissued in hardcover by William Morrow in early 2006 it is also available as a mass market paperback Harper Torch, 2006 and trade paperback Harper Paperbacks, 2006 In 2008, Harper Children s published Terry s standalone non Discworld YA novel, Nation Terry published Snuff in October 2011 Regarded as one of the most significant contemporary English language satirists, Pratchett has won numerous literary awards, was named an Officer of the British Empire for services to literature in 1998, and has received honorary doctorates from the University of Warwick in 1999, the University of Portsmouth in 2001, the University of Bath in 2003, the University of Bristol in 2004, Buckinghamshire New University in 2008, the University of Dublin in 2008, Bradford University in 2009, the University of Winchester in 2009, and The Open University in 2013 for his contribution to Public Service.In Dec of 2007, Pratchett disclosed that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer s disease On 18 Feb, 2009, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.He was awarded the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award in 2010.Sir Terry Pratchett passed away on 12th March 2015

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 412 pages
  • Good Omens
  • Terry Pratchett
  • English
  • 14 April 2018
  • 0060853980

10 thoughts on “Good Omens

  1. Jeremy Zerbe says:

    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 mad...

  2. Manny says:

    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.Theshe...

  3. Derek says:

    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 jus 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 though...

  4. Nataliya says:

    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 h In my personal hierar...

  5. Cecily says:

    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,...

  6. Felicia says:

    One of my all time favorite books Up there with Hitchhiker s Guide.

  7. Miranda Reads says:

    DON T THINK OF IT AS DYING, said Death JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSHThe Apocalypse is not off to a good start.Ten years ago, Crowley a demon brought the infant Anti Christ to a group of Satanic Nuns who swapped the Anti Christ with a human child For ten years, Aziraphale an Angel and Crowley educate the child on the finer points of good and evilPeople couldn t become truly holy, he said, unless they also had the opportunity to be definitively wicked DON T THINK OF IT AS DYING, said Death JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSHThe Apocalypse is not off to a good start.Ten years ago, Crowley a demon brought the infant Anti Christ to a group of Satanic Nuns who swapped the Anti Christ with a human child For ten years, Aziraphale an Angel and Crowley educate the child on the finer points of good and evilPeople couldn t become truly holy,...

  8. Lyn says:

    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 O The year is 2114 and in an upstairs apartment in Lower Tadfield, Oxfordshire, England four people Marge, Ron, Neville and Madam Tracey...

  9. Choko says:

    4.75God 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 timeLoved every second of it A book about free choice and nature vs nurture, some good old pondering 4.75God 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...

  10. Kyle Nakamura says:

    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 t 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 plac...

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