Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

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Popular Books Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch release 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 falliAn 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 .. Bestseller Book Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch 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 made you laugh out loud? Well, that's the kind of humor that Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's 1990 release Good Omens brims with, and it is so damn good.The two British authors were both relatively unknown at the time of their partnership, having met when Gaiman (working as a journalist at the time) interviewed Pratchett on the success of his first major novel, The Colour of Magic. The two became quick friends and proceeded to write the 398 pages of the now cult classic novel by sending floppy disks through the mail and calling each other on the phone. Of course, that story is all explained in the appendix, provided you don't pick up an original printing of the book (if you do do that, however, you can probably sell it for quite a bit of change, so don't be discouraged by your lack of author interviews).But the real story at hand is, of course, the narrative of Good Omens itself--the tale of two friends, a demon named Crowley and an angel named Aziraphale who have spent all of human existence on earth and have rather come to like it, so when it comes time for the Apocalypse, they try to do whatever is in their powers to stop it. The cast of co-stars can only described as "vast," with some characters only popping in long enough for Aziraphale to take over their body or to go on a shooting rampage. The main other characters though, include: the Antichrist himself, a young boy named Adam, and his gang of friends; a witchfinder named Newton Pulsifer and his love interest, Anathema Device, who just happens to be a witch (and one whose ancestor, Agnes Nutter was burned at the stake by Newton's great-great-etc. grandfather, Thou-Shalt-Not-Commit-Adultery Pulsifer.Perhaps you're beginning to pick up on that sense of humor I mentioned?That's what makes this book so great. I'm sort of a sucker for religious humor (and religious horror movies), and I've read a lot of books about the End Days. This one has to rank near the top, maybe even as the downright finest. It's humor ranges from simple little comedic bits to social commentary on religion and the human race--but no matter how big or small the joke is, every one of them is attended to equally, and they are all funny because of that. Though some of the British jokes and references flew by me (a problem the authors usually account for in their humorous footnotes), I really did enjoy this book, all the way from the plot down to how it was written. It really is an impressive feat for a co-authored book to feel so seemless (this honestly almost puts shame to the excellent Stephen King/Peter Straub double-ups, The Talisman and Black House).So let down your guard, pack away that condescension that your professors poured into you Lit class after Lit class, and resist the urge to turn up your nose at any novel you can buy in trade paperback form in airports for $7.99 (but higher in Canada--oh wait, not anymore!). I actually laughed out loud as I read Good Omens. A few times, to be completely honest. And that's pretty impressive for a cynical, jaded old bastard like me.
Good Omens TV Mini Series May , Good Omens Episodes Nominated for Primetime Emmys Another win nominations Videos Photos Cast gets the dirt on the apocalyptic Good Omens with stars Michael Sheen and David Tennant, creator Neil Storyline A tale of the bungling of Armageddon features an angel, a Good Omens Good Omens The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nov , GOOD OMENS has arrived just in time Detroit Free Press From the Back Cover According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch the world s only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in , before she exploded , the world will end on a Saturday Next Saturday, in fact. Good Omens The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes May , 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 The she read, the greater her bewilderment became. Good Omens The Nice and Accurate book by Neil Gaiman Jan , Good Omens The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch Mentions in Our Blog Five Bestselling Author Handoffs and Collaborations Published by Beth Clark January , Did you know that Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl series, also wrote book in The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams Good Omens Season What Is The Release Date, Cast Mar , Good Omens is a series produced by and BBC Studios The series is directed by Douglas Mackinnon and stars David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Miranda Richardson, Jack Whitehall, Adria Arjona, Michael McKean, Jon Hamm, and Frances McDormand It is inspired by both Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman s book Good Omens. Watch Good Omens Season Prime Video Good Omens Season , . X Ray HDR UHD The End of the World is coming, which means a fussy Angel and a loose living Demon who ve become overly fond of life on Earth are forced to form an unlikely alliance to stop Armageddon. Good Omens TV series Good Omens Season Know Why Series Didn t Arrived Yet Jun , The thriller series Good Omens is roused from the novel Promising signs from the creator Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman This thriller series comprising of amazing episodes came for the fans on May , , on the streaming program Prime Video and it disclosed on BBC Two system on a week by week premise.

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    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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  • 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 made you laugh out loud Well, that s the kind of humor that Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman s 1990 release Good Omens brims with, and it is so damn good.The two British author [...]


  • 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.The she read, the greater her bewilderment became The book a [...]


  • 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 just wasn t [...]


  • 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 hilarious dry [...]


  • 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, footnotes for Americans, tunnelling Tibetans, witches, witch find [...]



  • 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 Omens, I mean JUST [...]


  • 4.75 God 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 time Loved every second of it A book about free choice and nature vs nurture, some good old pondering over what is good and wha [...]


  • 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 to kick [...]


  • I actually feel a little bad giving this 2 stars, since I see so many reviews of people who loved this book Unfortunately, I m just not one of them I usually like Pratchett s work, and there are a few comic touches that I liked here, but overall the unbelievably slow pace of the latter half of this story nearly drove me bonkers It skips over about 10 years in a few chapters, and then camps out at 6 hours til doomsday for hundreds of pages The dialogue of the children was tiresome, and the only c [...]


  • I read this book before I tried to tackle Pratchett on his own merit, so I may have to retroactively skew this review based upon what I now know The book is enjoyable, but may suffer from the fact that it represents its two authors at what seems to be their most basic states.There is no question as to the recognizability of both Gaiman s and Pratchett s respective styles here, but neither seems to add anything to the other One of Gaiman s weaknesses is surely his general lack of humor Anything t [...]


  • Reread 2014I read American Gods not too long ago, and while I liked it, it didn t turn out to be a favorite So I wondered if maybe I shouldn t go back and check this one out You know, see if it was really as good as I remembered Huh.It was actually better Hilarious The 5 star rating stands Original review 2009Good Omens is going to have to go down as one of my favorites I wouldn t say that I laughed out loud, but I snorted once or twice and smiled the whole way through Who would have thought the [...]


  • No getting around it, it IS funny Clever satire that s harmlessly irreverent I wasn t rolling on the floor or anything but I had 4 I counted laugh out loud moments, a few good giggles a smile on my face throughout A great story that moves along very nicely, as Good and Evil as represented by the angel Aziraphale the demon Crowley join forces to try avert the apocalypse Definitely held my interest The interplay between these two was what really made the story, liked it when they put their differe [...]


  • I find if very difficult not to like a book about how plans for Armageddon hit a snag when a scatterbrained Satanic nun misplaces the Antichrist Many of the reviews of Good Omens compare it to Douglas Adams There are some similarities in that much of the story occurs outside the bounds of normal reality, it s genuinely funny, and very British But I found the overall tone to be softer, less snarky, and intentionally philosophical in nature While the book is very entertaining, it also asks some e [...]



  • I can t for the life of me understand the good reviews that this book has received I consider myself a person with a great sense of humour Though I found Crowley an extremely enjoyable character, I could not bring myself to finish this book All of these characters thrown in and abrupt switches of storyline annoyed me and made me refuse to finish it This book tries way too hard to be wacky There is no naturalness to the flow of the humor Speaking of which, there is no naturalness to the pivotal c [...]



  • 7 1 Good Omens is a book about the Antichrist and the end of the world But don t worry, it s not all sad In fact, most of it is hilarious The angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley are each tasked with finding the Antichrist as a baby and swaying him over to their respective sides heaven or hell However, through a misunderstanding they lose the Antichrist and he grows up to be a normal human boy As a result, Armageddon goes off with a few hitches.It was just as good as I expected it to be The ch [...]


  • 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 forever it seems Ever since Lucifer An Angel who did not so much Fall as Saunter Vaguely Downwards became the bad guy the final show down has been in the works But now, finally Satan s son has been born and the prophecies all say that when he is Eleven the end of the world will finally com [...]


  • This novel spoof of THE OMEN is absolutely hilarious From the four bikers of the apocalypse to adorable hell hounds, it s my absolute favorite offering from Terry Pratchett his humor mixed with Neil Gaiman s is absolute win in my opinion wondering why all my reviews are five stars Because I m only reviewing my favorite books not every book I read Consider a novel s presence on my bookshelf as a hearty endorsement I can t believe I just said hearty It sounds like a stew.


  • I won t lie I read this because it has a Crowley in it, and b it s an adult book and I was adulting That was exhausting though Please, lead me back to the children s aisle That s where I belong I totally enjoyed it though because it s HILARIOUS.Yeah maybe the story is a bit waffly in places and there are some useless tangents it runs off on, but it is downright funny Why Oh, oh keep calm I ll show you.First of all, it is SO like the Supernatural TV series.What can I say I m a huge fan I m such a [...]


  • Oh My God.This was one of the funniest books I have ever read The writing was phenomenal and I could see myself and others I know in many of the quirky characters.Good and Evil s earthly representatives discover that the time for the Apocalyse has arrived and they re not too happy about it You see, they ve grown to like life on Earth And besides, Evil with a capital E itself couldn t possibly do worse things to mankind than what mankind does to itself.And the antichrist s name is Adam, for cryin [...]



  • I don t see what s so triffic about creating people as people and then gettin upset cos they act like people , said Adam severely Anyway, if you stopped tellin people it s all sorted out after they re dead, they might try sorting it all out while they re alive Neil Gaiman Terry Pratchett PerfectionLet me start this review with saying that if you re not so open minded hardcore religious person do yourself a favor and don t read this book cause you might end up really, really hating it.Now off to [...]


  • So, funny story I was reading this book re reading, really during a recent training session for my job a fairly tedious process the training, that is which involves sitting in front of a computer for long hours listening to boring presentations about the software The guy who was sitting next to me was reasonably attractive and rather chatty, and he looked over and said, What are you reading Good Omens, I said, and seeing that he obviously had no idea what it was, I added, It s about the end of t [...]


  • I read Good Omens shortly after joining GR but never bothered to write a review for it I loved the book but don t remember a thing about it so there is no way I could review it now.Following the recent let s bump reviews situation, some of us decided we d had enough Being on GR doesn t mean competing for likes I, for one, am only here for the wine But I digress Kat made an awesome little badge and Kelly came up with a brilliant idea let s all bump our friends reviews instead of our own Pretty co [...]


  • Genijalno to drugo re i Pratchett i Gaiman su se o ito zabavljali dok su pisali ovaj roman i utrpali su u njega valjda sve ega su se mogli sjetiti, to povremeno remeti dinamiku i gu i radnju, ali s druge strane, svaka re enica je pro eta odli nim humorom ili genijalnim kritikama dru tva tako da je ovo bio u itak za itanje Ismijali su religijske dogme, nelogi nosti u Bibliji, predvi anje budu nosti, koncept sudbine, tv propovjednike, ljudsku prirodu, razne predrasude, pijune, kompjutere i povezan [...]


  • It is really hard to write good literary satire Simple fact is that often satire goes too far over to the side of parody When it crosses that line, it becomes bad mimicry rather than true satire Think what This Is Spinal Tap would have been like if Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, and Harry Shearer just did an impression of the guys from Saxon it would be funny for five minutes if you actually knew who Saxon was but ultimately the joke would get old Over parody leads to a stale joke and then y [...]


  • After being unimpressed with Neverwhere and dismissing it as Early Gaiman, I was delighted to read Good Omens and find that even though this was written several years before Neverwhere, it s just as good as Gaiman s later works Possibly this is due to Pratchett s influence at the end of the book, there s a nice afterword where the two authors talk about the process of creating the story and who was responsible for writing which parts I ve never read anything by Terry Pratchett before this and wa [...]


  • Flawless That is, unless you re deeply and humorlessly religious, in which case you ll want an emergency bucket of holy water nearby to douse this book in after or possibly while you read it Do Protestants do holy water, btw I always thought that was a Catholic thing Then again, I thought Lent was only for Catholics, too, and then my Proddy friends started mentioning what they gave up for Lent and I was all, Actually, I think giving up chocolate for a whole month is going a little overboard, you [...]


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