Good Omens

Good Omens

The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch : A Novel

Book - 1990
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Publisher: New York : Workman Pub., c1990.
ISBN: 9780060853969
9780894808531
0894808532
Branch Call Number: F Gaim
Characteristics: xvi, 354 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Pratchett, Terry

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LPL_RenM Aug 20, 2018

The idea that everything that annoys you on a day-to-day basis is the "messing around" of a wayward demon and a well-intended angel makes you look at your world a little differently. I laughed out loud at several passages, particularly the bit about "unfood." Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman perfectly understand the minds of children- so the writing of the anti-Christ as an eleven-year-old boy makes perfect sense. If you're looking for something to read to your middle-school kids for bedtime, this is it. Family fun while philosophically engaging, you'll find an entire world open up for discussion.

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FabulouslyWeird
May 23, 2018

After a few years of my friends telling me to read this book I finally found it at my public library. I am really glad that I read it. It was right laugh out loud funny in some parts, and thought provoking in others as you imagined what the scenario would be in our own time. Is being good or evil simply a title? Or is it a label that some are more than others? It was a very good read and I highly recommend it. I would have to say I liked it better than the "Hitchhiker's" volume that I read a little while ago.

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Aj4a
Apr 27, 2018

I did not find this book humorous. My 62 year old mom thinks it's funny.
I think the authors think they are funny.

The asinine footnotes were the worst.

I found this book rather boring.

I don't think big bang theory is funny or 2 and .5 men.
I am clearly in the minority, statistically, you'll probably like it.

SPPL_Anna Mar 10, 2018

This is one of my favorite novels of all time. Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman working together to write a humorous book about the apocalypse is pretty much the best idea ever, and I will recommend this to anyone whether or not they like fantasy, like humor, or have already read it. If you need a book to read, read Good Omens. If you've already read it, read it again!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Nov 22, 2017

Such an original and well written novel. It can be slightly confusing and will have you flipping back and forth trying to make sense of things, but the plot is wonderful. You truly fall in love with the characters and the journey. It is hilarious and such a fun read. The characters and their scenarios are very quirky and interesting- something you will never have read before. This book is perfect for all ages as it doesn’t take itself too seriously but is still an interesting storyline. I am thinking of re-reading this book because of how much I enjoyed it the first time. Definitely recommend. Rating: 4.5/5
- @iloveunicorns of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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Question
Apr 24, 2017

Funny. Clever. Funny & Clever! It is a surprising and very good book. The part about "Dog" is hilarious. It is even funnier if you have watched the movie "Omen", the original one of course. And the part about the "plant" is just unbelievable good. Or unbelievable evil?

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sgcf
Mar 30, 2017

This fantasy/satire made me laugh frequently at humanity’s foibles with its sarcastic British humour and turn of phrase. The authors brilliantly skewer hundreds of humanity’s failures. But there were so many characters to keep track of – angels, demons, the boy-son of Satan turned good, witch hunter, a good witch, apocalyptic horsepersons, chattering satanic nuns, and more. All had fully developed storylines which, after a couple of hundred pages, had me wishing for fewer extraneous details and I found my interest waning in the last 200 pages. Too bad, because it was witty and engaging in so many ways.

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jacksonbates
Mar 28, 2017

This is an extraordinarily good book. The details throughout are excellent, and the characterisation of many of the big names you'd expect in an Armageddon story is just sublime. I think the dog is my favourite character.

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havoq
Feb 08, 2017

Absolutely love this book, great read!

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storywizard
Dec 27, 2016

What a great read...life affirming, funny, wise and fun to read....

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daviesg6
Jun 13, 2013

well written, very funny, the authors show that they can work together and produce a work of genius. one of the funniest books i have ever read.

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