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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (edició 2007)

de Neil Gaiman (Autor)

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The world is preparing to come to an end according to the Divine Plan recorded in the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (recorded 1655). Meanwhile, a fussy angel and a fast-living demon have grown fond of living among the earth's mortals for many millennia and are not looking forward to the apocalypse. If Crowley and Aziraphale are going to stop it from happening, they must find and kill the Antichrist.… (més)
Membre:LorenMurch
Títol:Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
Autors:Neil Gaiman (Autor)
Informació:William Morrow Paperbacks (2007), Edition: Reprint, 400 pages
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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch de Terry Pratchett

  1. 422
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Five Parts de Douglas Adams (ShelfMonkey)
  2. 171
    The Eyre Affair de Jasper Fforde (flonor)
  3. 140
    The Gates de John Connolly (midnightbex)
    midnightbex: Dealing with a similar end of the world theme, The Gates tells an entirely different but equally hilarious story about the apocalypse. As an added bonus, there is also the occasional amusing and often diverting foot note to look forward to.
  4. 130
    Anansi Boys de Neil Gaiman (elbakerone)
  5. 164
    Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal de Christopher Moore (yokai, jscape2000)
    jscape2000: These authors revel in taking the things you think you know, turning them sideways and shaking them.
  6. 122
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy de Douglas Adams (mcenroeucsb)
  7. 60
    Small Gods de Terry Pratchett (electronicmemory)
  8. 50
    A Sudden Wild Magic de Diana Wynne Jones (allisongryski)
    allisongryski: These two books share a certain cheeky darkness and both have fantastic eccentric characters and wildly inventive plots
  9. 51
    American Gods de Neil Gaiman (electronicmemory)
  10. 51
    Moving Pictures de Terry Pratchett (NatalieAsIs)
  11. 30
    A Night in the Lonesome October de Roger Zelazny (WildMaggie)
    WildMaggie: Gaiman has acknowledged his debt to Zelanzy. It echoes in Good Omens.
  12. 20
    Breakfast with the Ones You Love de Eliot Fintushel (octopedingenue)
  13. 20
    The Damned Busters de Matthew Hughes (hairball)
    hairball: This is kind of an obvious one, but hey! someone has to point out the obvious...
  14. 20
    The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul de Douglas Adams (brakketh)
    brakketh: British humor and modern approach to myths.
  15. 53
    Job: A Comedy of Justice de Robert A. Heinlein (infiniteletters)
  16. 20
    Mercury Falls de Robert Kroese (Awfki)
    Awfki: Not nearly as good but another humorous take on the apocalypse.
  17. 20
    Barking Mad: A Reginald Spiffington Mystery de Jamieson Ridenhour (ChillnND)
    ChillnND: I'm a big fan of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman style comedy fantasy and I found Barking Mad to be not dissimilar in its level of wit and humor combined with the supernatural/fantasy genre. Barking aims a bit more at good-natured parody of Agatha Christie and similarly styled mysteries. I looked forward to every minute of reading it and hope the author gives us some more Spiffington mysteries.… (més)
  18. 20
    If at Faust You Don't Succeed de Roger Zelazny (WildMaggie)
  19. 10
    Apocalypse de Nancy Springer (aulsmith)
  20. 10
    Before and After de Matthew Thomas (TheDivineOomba)
    TheDivineOomba: Very similiar in theme and quality, but Good Omens is a better book.

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Es mostren 1-5 de 682 (següent | mostra-les totes)
With two of my favourite authors colluding on this one it just couldn't fail to be a hoot, and i'm pleased to say it lived up to expectations. Nothing has yet knocked the discworld books off their well deserved top-spot, but this came pretty close to being on a par with a lot of them. Good characterization, nice plot, very humorous throughout with a good few really hilarious moments thrown in for good measure. An excellent read all round.
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  SFGale | Mar 23, 2021 |
A fun read once I finally got around to finishing it in anticipation for the tv series. ( )
  cedarwaxwing | Mar 19, 2021 |
This review was originally posted here at Anime Radius.

Once in a while, you come across a book that defies all expectations, hits all the right notes, is intelligent without seeming pompous, and is utterly hilarious without forcing any laughs. For fantasy fans who love to guffaw in the face of the world’s biblical demise, one of them has to be Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, by co-writers Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, both wonderful scribes on their own. With their powers combined, however, Pratchett and Gaiman are a force to be reckoned with. It’s fun to try and pick out who wrote which parts, their efforts blending seamlessly into one complete work.

Good Omens is, for any geek who wants to be in the know, required reading of the highest order. It is a work that is very quotable, even if the people quoting it don’t realize where they come from. For example, the much coveted and many times altered to fit a multitude of fandoms: “Many people, meeting Aziraphale for the first time, formed three impressions: that he was English, that he was intelligent, and that he was gayer than a tree full of monkeys on nitrous oxide.” If you recognize the quote, but with Aziraphale’s name replaced with some other fictional character’s name, congrats: you’ve known a bit of Good Omens without even realizing. So many lines in this novel are deliciously quotable, it would be so easy to go through and just post a giant list of them – but that wouldn’t be much of a review, unfortunately.

There is quite a massive cast of characters in Good Omens, with a whole bevy of interesting people of all walks of life, but the two that are really the stars of the show are demon Crowley and angel Aziraphale, who are continuously proving that opposites attract. Their interactions are always a treat to read, and by themselves they get involved in some of the best scenes of the book, like Crowley’s burning ride into the apocalypse or Aziraphale’s mini-adventure in body hopping which eventually finds him on local television, must to his surprise. When you add in all the humor and snark that seems to come so naturally to the two men writing, not to mention all the action and suspense that comes from trying to prevent the world’s demise, it’s hard not to see how brilliant a book Good Omens is. If you enjoy fantasy books that don’t take themselves too seriously and have a blast doing so, or are just diehard fans of the authors involved, you’d be a fool not to pick this one up. This is certainly a classic in the making. ( )
  sarahlh | Mar 6, 2021 |
One of those books I've been putting off reading, although I'm not sure why - written by my two favourite authors - I loved this!! ( )
  Timwindram | Feb 28, 2021 |
Good Omens was the first Neil Gaiman novel I read, way back in high school, yet somehow it's my least read of his novels. I guess I've been too busy since reading hte rest of his books (tracking down all the graphic novels was near impossible in the late '90s/early 2000s at my library) and keeping up with his new publications - not to mention all the other books on my TBR pile! But I figured that the mini-series adaptation that is set to come out shortly was a perfect excuse to delve back in and see how the world (almost) ends once again.

I'm not the hugest fan of Terry Pratchett's Discworld series because it's a little bit too ridiculous for me, but Gaiman's more dry wit balances well with Pratchett's more exhuberant humour to create a story that is equal parts adventure, ridiculosity, and mythology. Obviously Aziraphale and Crowley are my favourite pair of characters within, much for the same reason; they are total opposites in their angelic and demonic natures, but their time spent on Earth has changed (or corrupted) them into even more interesting characters. It would be an easy, but flawed, interpretation to place their characters in relation to the authors who wrote htem, because honestly who matches whom better?! The remainder of the characters fill in the story wonderfully, so I can't wait to see how they're interpreted on the screen for us. ( )
  JaimieRiella | Feb 25, 2021 |
Es mostren 1-5 de 682 (següent | mostra-les totes)
The book tackles things most science fiction and fantasy writers never think about, much less write. It does it in a straightforward manner. It's about Predestination and Free Will, about chaos and order, about human beings, their technology and their belief systems. When the book is talking about the big questions, it's a wow. It leaves room in both the plot and the reader's reactions for the characters to move around in and do unexpected but very human things.
afegit per Shortride | editaThe Washington Post, Howard Waldrop (Web de pagament) (Dec 20, 1990)
 
''Good Omens'' is a direct descendant of ''The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy,'' a vastly overpraised book or radio program or industry or something that became quite popular in Britain a decade ago when it became apparent that Margaret Thatcher would be in office for some time and that laughs were going to be hard to come by...

Obviously, it would be difficult to write a 354-page satirical novel without getting off a few good lines. I counted four... But to get to this material, the reader must wade through reams and reams of undergraduate dreck: recycled science-fiction cliches about using the gift of prophesy to make a killing in the stock market; shopworn jokes about American television programs (would you believe the book includes a joke about ''Have Gun, Will Travel''?); and an infuriating running gag about Queen, a vaudevillian rock group whose hits are buried far in the past and should have been buried sooner.
afegit per SnootyBaronet | editaNew York Times, Joe Queenan (Nov 7, 1990)
 
When a scatterbrained Satanist nun goofs up a baby-switching scheme and delivers the infant Antichrist to the wrong couple, it's just the beginning of the comic errors in the divine plan for Armageddon which this fast-paced novel by two British writers zanily details... Some humor is strictly British, but most will appeal even to Americans "and other aliens."
afegit per Shortride | editaPublishers Weekly (Jul 20, 1990)
 

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Pratchett, Terryautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Gaiman, Neilautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
Aquan, Richard L.Dissenyador de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Arak, HelenEditorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Astrachan, MichaelAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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Cornner, HaydnAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Ferrer, MaríaTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Frampton, DavidIl·lustradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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Lew, BettyDissenyadorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Lindforss, PeterTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Marcel, PatrickTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Morrill, RowenaAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Ring, JonathanAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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In one sense there was just clear air overhead. In another, stretching off to infinity, were the hosts of Heaven and Hell, wingtip to wingtip. If you looked really closely, and had been specially trained, you could tell the difference.
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5. Buggre Alle this for a Larke. I amme sick to mye Hart of typefettinge. Master Biltonn if no Gentelmann, and Master Scagges noe more than a tighte fisted Southwarke Knobbefticke. I tell you, onne a daye laike thif Ennywone withe half an oz. of Sense shoulde bee oute in the Sunneshain, ane nott Stucke here alle the liuelong daie inn thif mowldey olde By-Our-Lady Workefhoppe. @ *"AE@;!*
The Buggre Alle This Bible was also noteworthy for having twenty-seven verses in the third chapter of Genesis, instead of the more usual twenty-four.

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"So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life," and read:

25 And the Lord spake unto the Angel that guarded the eastern gate, saying Where is the flaming sword which was given unto thee?

26 And the Angel said, I had it here only a moment ago, I must have put it down some where, forget me own head next.

27 And the Lord did not ask him again.

It appears that these verses were inserted during the proof stage. In those days it was common practice for printers to hang proof sheets to the wooden beams outside their shops, for the edification of the populace and some free proofreading, and since the whole print run was subsequently burned anyway, no one bothered to take up this matter with the nice Mr. A. Ziraphale, who ran the bookshop two doors along and was always so helpful with the translations, and whose handwriting was instantly recognizable.
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The world is preparing to come to an end according to the Divine Plan recorded in the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (recorded 1655). Meanwhile, a fussy angel and a fast-living demon have grown fond of living among the earth's mortals for many millennia and are not looking forward to the apocalypse. If Crowley and Aziraphale are going to stop it from happening, they must find and kill the Antichrist.

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