Good Omens - Neil Gaiman (Paperback)

The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

Product Details

Barcode
9780060853983
Department
Books
Released
28 Nov 2006
Supply Source
USA

Book

Authors
Neil Gaiman
Terry Pratchett
Subtitle
The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Harpercollins
Edition
Reprint
Language
English
Number of Pages
412
Dimensions
171 x 108 x 32mm (204g)

Annotation

The world is going to end next Saturday, just before dinner, but it turns out there are a few problems--the Antichrist has been misplaced, the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse ride motorcycles, and the representatives from heaven and hell decide that they like the human race, in a new edition of the classic novel, featuring a new afterword from the authors. Reprint.

Summary

The classic collaboration from the internationally bestselling authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, now an original series starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant.

"Good Omens . . . is something like what would have happened if Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robbins and Don DeLillo had collaborated. Lots of literary inventiveness in the plotting and chunks of very good writing and characterization. It&;s a wow. It would make one hell of a movie. Or a heavenly one. Take your pick."&;Washington Post

According 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 . . .

Fiction

General Subject
Fantasy
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Fantasy / General
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Humorous
BIC Classification 1
Fantasy
Library Subject 1
Fantasy fiction
Library Subject 2
Prophecies
Library Subject 3
Witches
Academic Subject 1
Science Fiction And Fantasy
Academic Subject 2
Satire And Humor
Dewey Classification
813

Inside Flap

According 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 . . .

Author Bio

Neil Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book, Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett), The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains; the Sandman series of graphic novels; and the story collections Smoke and Mirrors, Fragile Things, and Trigger Warning. He is the winner of numerous literary honors, including the Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, and the Newbery and Carnegie Medals. Originally from England, he now lives in the United States. He is Professor in the Arts at Bard College.

Sir Terry Pratchett, OBE, was the author of more than 70 books, including the internationally bestselling Discworld series of novels. His books have been adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. In January 2009, Pratchett was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his services to literature. Sir Terry, who lived in England, died in March 2015 at the age of 66.