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Good Omens

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 uestions about their wildly popular collaborative effort that the devout and the damned alike will surely cherish until the end of all thing. I read this book when it first came out bought this to replace the black covered original paperback that got lost over multiple house moves Perhaps it s ended up in Aziriphale s bookshop What can I say It s still a great light hearted take on Armageddon and the Eternal Battle Between Good and Evil I m still at a loss why this has never made it to the screen but I guess it means we can all keep a cast of characters in our headsYou might think a collaboration between two authors particularly two with such distinctive styles would read like cut and paste but the story flows along like a Lennon McCartney composition Knowing there can now never be anything uite like it again makes it all the poignant

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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 ar. This is my 3rd Neil Gainman book American Gods was amazing Anansi Boys was find but Good Omens let me down Here s the thing the witticisms and jokes you try to cram in a book the likely you are by the law of probability that most of them will be duds You are much likely to succeed if you keep the jokes to a minimum but make sure those few are really good As others said this book tries way too hard to be funny Don t write a book with the declared intention of it being hilarious or the funniest book you ll ever read because you only raise expectations to an unrealistic level Much better to write it as a very good story and the funny parts will be the icing on the cakeThe only characters I enjoyed were the angel and the demon who happen to be unlikely buddies and their interaction is usually entertaining The 4 bikers of the Apocalypse are also a fresh take on the classic horsemen Other than that I really didn t care much about anyone else with some of the other characters the witch hunters in particular being right down obnoxious I also couldn t bring myself to care about the end of the world and if you can t make me care even a little bit about the most catastrophic event possible you know you didn t do it right In fact when I start hoping the end does come and wipes out these obnoxious people you probably missed the mark by a long shotI think I ll take a break from Gainman for a bit since it seems every book I read is worse than the previous Hour of the Beast 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 Dictionary Of Dreams revving up their mighty hogs and hitting the The Love of a Latino road and the world's last two Other Days, Other Eyes remaining witch finders are getting Deception Island ready to fight the good fight ar. This is my 3rd Neil Gainman book American Gods was amazing Anansi Boys was find but Good Omens let me down Here s the thing the witticisms and jokes you try to cram in a book the likely you are by the law of probability that most of them will be duds You are much likely to succeed if you keep the jokes to a minimum but make sure those few are The Family really good As others said this book tries way too hard to be funny Don t write a book with the declared intention of it being hilarious or the funniest book you ll ever The First Partition of Poland read because you only The Hero of Varay raise expectations to an unrealistic level Much better to write it as a very good story and the funny parts will be the icing on the cakeThe only characters I enjoyed were the angel and the demon who happen to be unlikely buddies and their interaction is usually entertaining The 4 bikers of the Apocalypse are also a fresh take on the classic horsemen Other than that I Blackmailed By Daddy right down obnoxious I also couldn t bring myself to care about the end of the world and if you can t make me care even a little bit about the most catastrophic event possible you know you didn t do it उरलं सुरलं [Urla Surla] right In fact when I start hoping the end does come and wipes out these obnoxious people you probably missed the mark by a long shotI think I ll take a break from Gainman for a bit since it seems every book I Cock Tales read is worse than the previous

By Neil Gaiman,Terry Pratchett ☆ 3 read

Med with awkwardly antiuated instructions and stick pins Atlantis is rising frogs are falling tempers are flaring Right Everything appears to be going according to Divine PlanExcept 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. Excellent book I have a separate copy I keep for lending I love this book It s very well written and very tongue in cheek Two wonderful authors and the cover is beautiful


11 thoughts on “Good Omens

  1. says:

    This is the third copy of this book I have purchased. My daughter has one and refuses to relinquish it; I don't blame her. I still have my original copy, a first edition, but it is fairly worn out and holds a place of reverence on a shelf of my all time favorite books by my all time favorite authors. Pratchett and Gaiman

  2. says:

    “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 foreve

  3. says:

    This is my 3rd Neil Gainman book. American Gods was amazing, Anansi Boys was find, but Good Omens let me down. Here's the thing: the witticisms and jokes you try to cram in a book the likely you are, by the law of probability, that mo

  4. says:

    This is truly the WORST Pritchett book I have ever read. I don’t really adore the Ridcully/suitcase series, but there are still f

  5. says:

    Excellent book! I have a separate copy I keep for lending. I love this book. It's very well written and very tongue in cheek. Two wonderful authors, and the cover is beautiful.

  6. says:

    ALL THE FOOTNOTES ARE AT THE END which eliminates half the humor. This is one where only the book will do.

  7. says:

    Like most fans of his works, I have felt the pain of a Pratchett shaped hole in my reading life ever since his death. The gift of a new novel was a yearly gift I’d come to rely on, and now it’s gone for good. We shall miss it.

    But on the urgings of a friend, I have now, and for the first time, read one of the novels that he wrote in collaboration with another writer. I’d always resisted that inclination in

  8. says:

    I read this book when it first came out bought this to replace the black covered original paperback that got lost over multiple house moves. Perhaps it's ended up in Aziriphale's bookshop. What can I say? It's still a great, light hearted take

  9. says:

    Plans for the apocalypse are well under way and – according to the most accurate guide to the future in existence: the N

  10. says:

    If you’re a fan of either Messrs. Pratchett or Gaiman you’ll have heard of and probably read this book. If all this is new to you then oh boy, you are in for a real treat. I almost envy you this new journey but not quite because this has to be one of my favourite books of all time. So I’ve bought it again in e format because

  11. says:

    Good Omens , by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, is one of those books that once read you will always find yourself sooner or later

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