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Good Omens by [Gaiman, Neil, Pratchett, Terry]
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"Fiendishly funny." -- New Orleans Times-Picayune

"The Apocalypse has never been funnier." -- Clive Barker

"An utter delight-fresh, exciting, uproariously funny." -- Poul Anderson

"One Hell of a funny book." -- Gene Wolfe

"Huge fun." -- Sunday Express (London)

"Hilariously naughty." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Wacky and irreverent." -- Booklist

"Hilarious!" -- Locus

Hilariously naughty. --Kirkus Reviews

Wacky and irreverent. --Booklist

Hilarious! --Locus

One Hell of a funny book. --Gene Wolfe

Huge fun. --Sunday Express (London)

Fiendishly funny. --New Orleans Times-Picayune

"It could be called The Hitchhiker's Guide to Armargeddon."--Palm Beach Post

"A slapstick Apocalypse, a grinning grimoire, a comic Necronomicon, a hitchhiker's guide to the netherworld."--James Morrow, author of Only Begotten Daughter

"One Hell of a funny book."--Gene Wolfe

"If you've never read [GOOD OMENS], don't miss it now. Grade: A."--Rocky Mountain News

"Reads like the Book of Revelation, rewritten by Monty Python."--San Francisco Chronicle

"An utter delight--fresh, exciting, uproariously funny."--Poul Anderson

"Outrageous . . . read it for a riotous good laugh!"--Orlando Sentinel

"A direct descendant of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."--New York Times

"I whooped . . . I laughed . . . I was in near hysterics.: --New York Review of Science Fiction

"Wacky and irreverent."--Booklist

"Full-bore contemporary lunacy. A steamroller of silliness that made me giggle out loud."--San Diego Union-Tribune

"The Apocalypse has never been funnier."--Clive Barker

"Hilarious!"--Locus

"Irreverently funny and unexpectedly wise . . . Highly recommended."--Library Journal

"Fiendishly funny."--New Orleans Times-Picayune

"Huge fun."--Sunday Express (London)

"[L]ittle asides, quirky observations, simple puns and parody eventually add up to snorts, chortles and outright laughs."--San Diego Union-Tribune

"What's so funny about Armageddon? More than you'd think . . . GOOD OMENS has arrived just in time."--Detroit Free Press

"Something like what would have happened if Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robbins and Don DeLillo had collaborated."--Washington Post

"Hilariously naughty."--Kirkus Reviews

"From beginning to end, GOOD OMENS is side-splittingly funny . . . a ripping good time."--Rave Reviews

The Apocalypse has never been funnier. --Clive Barker"

Hilariously naughty. --Kirkus Reviews"

Wacky and irreverent. --Booklist"

Fiendishly funny. --New Orleans Times-Picayune"

From beginning to end, GOOD OMENS is side-splittingly funny . . . a ripping good time. --Rave Reviews"

If you ve never read [GOOD OMENS], don t miss it now. Grade: A. --Rocky Mountain News"

It could be called The Hitchhiker s Guide to Armargeddon. --Palm Beach Post"

Reads like the Book of Revelation, rewritten by Monty Python. --San Francisco Chronicle"

[L]ittle asides, quirky observations, simple puns and parody eventually add up to snorts, chortles and outright laughs. --San Diego Union-Tribune"

What s so funny about Armageddon? More than you d think . . . GOOD OMENS has arrived just in time. --Detroit Free Press"

Full-bore contemporary lunacy. A steamroller of silliness that made me giggle out loud. --San Diego Union-Tribune"

A direct descendant of The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy. --New York Times"

An utter delightfresh, exciting, uproariously funny. --Poul Anderson"

Outrageous . . . read it for a riotous good laugh! --Orlando Sentinel"

I whooped . . . I laughed . . . I was in near hysterics.: --New York Review of Science Fiction"

A slapstick Apocalypse, a grinning grimoire, a comic Necronomicon, a hitchhiker s guide to the netherworld. --James Morrow, author of Only Begotten Daughter"

One Hell of a funny book. --Gene Wolfe"

Hilarious! --Locus"

Huge fun. --Sunday Express (London)"

Irreverently funny and unexpectedly wise . . . Highly recommended. --Library Journal"

Something like what would have happened if Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robbins and Don DeLillo had collaborated. --Washington Post"

An utter delight fresh, exciting, uproariously funny. --Poul Anderson"

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1803 KB
  • Print Length: 433 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital (22 Nov. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0063HBPH6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 543 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,968 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By TeensReadToo TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 12 Feb. 2007
Format: Paperback
I love this book! The first time I came across it, it was hidden in a corner in a bookstore. It cried out to me. I had to take it home. I laughed so hard that I cried, more than once. I loved it so much I gave it away. Which is an extraordinarily difficult thing for me to do. But it wanted to be shared, and I can't deny a book its destiny. My brain, however, is not so capable of release. I had to buy it again. And read it over and over and over. Until I gave it to my boyfriend, before we were dating. And still, I read it at his house. When he forgot and gave it back to me, I cruelly didn't correct him. (It came back to me! It must be fate!) Now, there's a new edition out, with comments by the authors. I have to go get it.

I'm obsessed. It's unhealthy. I know. Come join me. It's the best apocalypse you'll ever survive.

Crowley and Aziraphale have been locked in the battle between good and evil since, well, at least the beginning of time. In fact, it's been so long that it's become more of a debate then a battle. Actually more of a conversation. Aziraphale is an angel, and part-time rare bookseller. It's a front; he really collects the books for himself. Crowley is sort of a fallen angel; well, as the book says "an angel who did not so much fall as saunter vaguely downward". So he's a demon, ish. Mostly he's an instigator. These two have been enemies for so long that they've become pretty good friends.

But that's all going to end. Everything is going to end. Next Saturday. That's when the apocalypse has been scheduled for. The final battle between good and evil. What's an angel, or demon, to do when it comes time to end the world, but they really don't want to?
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By ds VINE VOICE on 8 Mar. 2007
Format: Paperback
If I were to say that, even now, nearly 15 years after I first read it, this book is still one of my favourite reads ever, you will probably get some idea of the direction this review will go. Just imagine, if William Friedkin had made a film of the Just William books - that's what this book is like.

The mix of Pratchett and Gaiman is pretty much flawless, with all the sparky wordplay and fun of the former mixed with the mordant, grim wit of the latter. Put together they spark, like Crowley and Aziriphale, even though they really shouldn't.

The highlights are too numerous and fine to count, but it's a good sign when there's a laugh on almost every page and even the footnotes are a riot; the beginning of the book is a prime example, the Earth's a Libra indeed...

I think this is probably one of those books that everyone should read at some point or other and one that is filled with a great deal of love and a sense of fun about the genre and characters it parodies so relentlessly.
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Format: Hardcover
If I had a favourite book, it would be this one. Yes, I am a fan of Pratchett's (and Gaiman's) other work, but this one really stands out as something a bit different, and hopefully might appeal to the many people who dismiss his work as being all about wizards, witches, dragons and all that rubbish - they are missing the point, as what his books are really about is people and the stupid (and not so stupid) things they do, but never mind.

I would imagine that if you were the kind of person who found Monty Python's Life of Brian offensive, then your reaction would be similar to Good Omens, as it does poke fun at a lot of the notions of the Chistian religion (and astrology, and satanists, and Americans, and McDonalds, and Milton Keynes, and, well pretty much everything really). On the other hand, if you like that kind of humour, then I think you would enjoy Good Omens.

The basic plot is that the Antichrist has arrived on earth, but owing to a mess up at the hospital, ends up in Tadfield, a small town in England, instead of being brought up as the son of the American Cultural Attache. Crowley (a demon - fallen angel - hence the title of the review, for those who didn't get it) and Aziraphale (an angel), are searching for him, in order to avert the end of the world, having decided that they quite like people, and, whether Heaven or Hell wins the last battle, things are going to be pretty boring afterwards.

But really the plot (which hangs together extremely well, especially considering the many excursions from the point) is just an excuse for a lot of excellent humrous writing, combined with a number of the insightful comments about human nature which Pratchett does so well.
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Format: Paperback
I don't normally have out and out favourites, but this book has to be an exception as it's the only book I've ever re-read until it fell apart in my hands!

A cracking comedy about the end of the world that's well worth buying just for the footnote explanations "for Americans and other aliens" of such British staples as roaring open fires, Milton Keynes and pre-decimal currency.

It's about time I added to the stack of reviews for this one and 06/06/06 seemed the perfect time considering the Armageddon theme!
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