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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)
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Títol:Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, Sortiert
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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch de Terry Pratchett

  1. 452
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Five Parts de Douglas Adams (ShelfMonkey)
  2. 191
    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. 174
    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
    The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul de Douglas Adams (brakketh)
    brakketh: British humor and modern approach to myths.
  12. 30
    A Night in the Lonesome October de Roger Zelazny (WildMaggie)
    WildMaggie: Gaiman has acknowledged his debt to Zelanzy. It echoes in Good Omens.
  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
    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)
  15. 53
    Job: A Comedy of Justice de Robert A. Heinlein (infiniteletters)
  16. 20
    Breakfast with the Ones You Love de Eliot Fintushel (octopedingenue)
  17. 20
    Mercury Falls de Robert Kroese (Awfki)
    Awfki: Not nearly as good but another humorous take on the apocalypse.
  18. 20
    If at Faust You Don't Succeed de Roger Zelazny (WildMaggie)
  19. 43
    Fluke, or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings de Christopher Moore (LunarEclipse)
  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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Stephen Briggs is THE reading voice for Good Omens IMO.
No offence to Martin Jarvis.

There is something to be said about being read to. It is a wonderful thing indeed.
Let yourself be spoilt by such pleasure.

It's an outstanding hilarious piece of genius.
It needs a monument. Of books. Something like a library in the name of Good Omens.

This was excellent! ( )
  QuirkyCat_13 | Jun 20, 2022 |
Listened to audio. ( )
  mtummeti | Jun 1, 2022 |
Excellent! So fun, Armaggedon! Loved it. Now watching the show on Prime. ( )
  BarbF410 | May 22, 2022 |
I wasn't sure about this one in the beginning, but I found myself pulled in rather quickly. I feel like this will be very hit or miss for most readers. It does require a bit of Biblical knowledge to follow the storyline and understand many of the references. Having gone to a Christian school, where Bible was taught as a subject, I am pretty well versed. There were some points where I felt the story blundered along a bit, but not for long. This book takes a more humorous approach than my usual reading material. I enjoyed the change of pace, it was both entertaining and engaging. ( )
  Jfranklin592262 | May 5, 2022 |
Teoricamente, este livro é um dos melhores livros de humor de sempre, por ser escrito de uma forma super inteligente! No entanto, eu devo ser um pouco burrinha porque não percebi totalmente "a piada", ou então percebi, mas não achei que fosse "hilariante". É um livro de humor? - Sim, tem uma certa piada. É um livro interessante? - Quem gosta de histórias sobre anjos e demónios, o filho de Lúcifer, os Cavalheiros de Apocalipse - SEM DÚVIDA que vai adorar. Só que em vez de ser uma história sobre o fim do Mundo mórbida e escura, foi feita com piada e com algum suspance.

O livro é basicamente sobre o Fim dos Tempos - o Apocalipse chegou com o nascimento do Anticristo! O anjo Aziraphale e o demónio Crowley não gostaram nada desta ideia, pois o Apocalipse implica o desparecimento dos humanos e eles, ao viverem muito tempo na Terra começeram até gostar de humanos e acham que a vida sem eles vai ser muito má. Amigos de longa data na Terra, o anjo e o demónio decidem que deviam tomar conta da criança, afirmando que "nenhuma criança nasce logo má ou logo boa, é um processo de influência". Isso seria uma ótima forma de criar um rapazinho certinho, mas há um grande senão - o rapaz que eles achavam que era o filho do Lúcifer foi trocado a nascença e eles têm andado a influênciar o rapazinho errado o tempo todo.

Apesar de parecer que dei spoiler, na realidade a história é muito mais que isso! Por isso, quem gosta de algo diferente para ler, este livro devia estar no topo da lista. ( )
  Hanna_Rybchynska | Apr 29, 2022 |
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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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Nom de l'autorCàrrecTipus d'autorObra?Estat
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
Briggs, StephenNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Carroll, JackNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Cornner, HaydnAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Ferrer, MaríaTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Frampton, DavidIl·lustradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Fusari, LucaTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Gałązka, JacekTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Horváth, NorbertTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Ittekot, VenugopalanTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Jarvis, MartinNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Kantůrek, JanTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Kidby, PaulIl·lustradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Kidby, PaulAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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
Sheen, MichaelNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Sinkkonen, MarjaTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Smith, DouglasAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Tennant, DavidNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Ward, GrahamAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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Kids! Bringing about Armageddon can be dangerous. Do not attempt it in your own home.
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The authors would like to join the demon Crowley in dedicating this book to the memory of

G. K. CHESTERTON

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It'd be a funny old world, he reflected, if demons went round trusting one another.
And there was never an apple, in Adam's opinion, that wasn't worth the trouble you got into for eating it.
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.
The book was commonly known as the Buggre Alle This Bible. The lengthy compositor's error, if such it may be called, occurs in the book of Ezekiel, chapter 48, verse five....

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.

They followed verse 24, which in the King James version reads:

"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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This work represents the book Good Omens. Please note that there is an unabridged audiobook edition, the narrators of which include Michael Sheen and David Tennant; please be careful not to combine this work with any adaptation (such as the TV adaptation starting Michael Sheen and David Tennant).
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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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