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

de Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett

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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:Lane73
Títol:Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
Autors:Neil Gaiman
Altres autors:Terry Pratchett
Informació:Harper Paperbacks (2007), Edition: First Edition, Paperback, 400 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch de Terry Pratchett

  1. 462
    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. 132
    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
    Moving Pictures de Terry Pratchett (NatalieAsIs)
  10. 52
    American Gods de Neil Gaiman (electronicmemory)
  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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Es mostren 1-5 de 732 (següent | mostra-les totes)
La primera vez que escuché de la historia fue cuando iba a la universidad y mi amiga me comentaba cada tanto de este libro, lo mucho que le gustaba y comentó lo apegada que era con este libro por un ser querido que ya no está. Ella no tenía el libro y yo no podía comprarlo porque no sabía donde (muy idiota de mi parte), así que solo lo dejé pendiente.
Después llegó la serie y aprovechando el momento conseguí una copia digital, no sabía si ver la serie o leer primero, así que opté por hacerlo en ese orden con mi polola. No sé si fue lo correcto, ya que entre una forma u otra te manejas una idea si el resultado de un libro que tiene casi 30años tendrá una representación acorde, considerando otras situaciones donde el resultado es desastroso.
Me tardé en leerlo porque comencé en digital y obtuve una copia en físico, así que volví a partir de cero y creo que esa ya fue una señal de peso que esta historia me estaba atrapando.
La dinámica de cada cosa en este libro es genial, describe todo muy acertado y ligero, es un libro rápido aunque en momentos sientes que te pierdes en un cruce de acontecimientos, pero pensándolo un poco noté que si pasaran muchas cosas raras al mismo tiempo, uno las contaría de ese modo, no se seguiría un hilo coherente y cada cosa es expresada con el ambiente del personaje que se está hablando. La personalidad de todos es la misma en cada momento, uno no tiene que llevar grandes expectativas como si fuese el camino del héroe, aquí no, aquí hablamos de una historia sobre el fin del mundo y ya. Los personajes como Crowley y Aziraphale han sido de esa forma por casi seis mil años y no tienen motivo para cambiar y eso es precioso, se mantiene en una línea que no cambia y eso hace que te encariñes con todos.
No me puedo llevar una gran lección con el libro salvo el grato momento que me hizo pasar desde que lo comencé, reí mucho y me hacía mas ligeros los viajes al trabajo o donde estaba, porque siempre lo llevaba conmigo.

Este libro me hizo bien, me hizo feliz con pocas cosas y eso no me pasaba desde Aristóteles y Dante descubren los secretos del universo.
Este libro hace bien para leer cuando uno se siente horrible, cabreado. De hecho ni siquiera es necesario abrir la primera página, con tomar cualquier fragmento puedes sacar algo divertido, simple, sin darle muchas vueltas. Como si fuese una de las profecías.

Me encantó, en verdad me encantó mucho y creo que todo el tiempo que esperé para leerlo valió la pena, no solo porque me tomó desprevenida en un momento de bajos ánimos, si no también que me subió como catapulta, me hizo sentir en la piel de un personaje y que lo tuviese muy vivido, creo que eso es genial. Te hace ver aspectos propios desde otra perspectiva y eso sirve mucho, sobre todo para auto conocerse. ( )
  pmesinas | Sep 28, 2022 |
Es mi segunda vez leyendo este libro, creo que el amor que le tengo es tan grande que me emociona el cerrar la tapa del final, cómo despedirse de una buena persona. En realidad, dos (?)
Que puedo decir sobre la historia además que es encantadora, tenemos dos extremos narrando los mismos acontecimientos y se mueve todo de forma tan fluida que se hacen muy rápidos de leer. Por otro lado, la relectura hace que veas detalles que antes habías pasado por alto, sobre todo por la emoción de la primera lectura.
Recomiendo este libro a toda persona que esté pasando por un bloqueo, un momento complicado o simplemente necesite otros aires en su cabeza para estar bien. En verdad, es como un fuerte abrazo que te hace muy bien.

Nota adicional: cada vez los noto más casados. Amo mucho a mis viejos trolos ❤️❤️❤️ ( )
  pmesinas | Sep 28, 2022 |
3.75 ★
"You don't have to test everything to distruction just to see if you made it right."

This book is... A lot. There's a bunch of stuff happening, multiple pov changes and a trillion characters. Sometimes this creates an incredible pacing and amusing perspectives for the plot (like the guy giving directions to each party and being clueless about what's happening), sometimes it drags the story longer than it should.

Now, it could be my bias from watching first the Original Series, but I think they dealt with the few issues I had with the book:
1- Crowley and Aziraphele don't interact nearly enough. We are told of these millennial "friendship" but there aren't really many scenes about that.
2- the ending is bit... There? It just happens and that's it. It's cute and all but not really a great climax to the proportions of the Apocalypse.

I'm giving Good Omens a positive credit here (My enjoyment would be of a 3-3.25, but I'm rounding up to 3.75). Yes, I was a little bored by the book overall, but I had already watched the exact same plot unfold. The events are recreated many times to the letter and I would say that they frequently translated better to visual form. Probably, had I read it first, I would've find it more interesting. ( )
  mpturra | Sep 19, 2022 |
I liked the main storyline but the book was really dragged down by far too many side stories and a lot of unimportant characters. It was funny and I loved the demon and angel characters but it needs a lot of editing. ( )
  mabeling | Sep 7, 2022 |
Even wondered what Armageddon would be like if it took place in England; involved a motorcycle gang; chatty Nuns; an old Bentley and a lost book? If so read this hilarious novel.

There are so many things I could say about this book, but most of them would involve spoilers and one-liners, so I'm going to trust you to read it, and find out for yourselves what had me chuckling at every turn of the page. ( )
  Melline | Aug 13, 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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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, PaulAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Kidby, PaulIl·lustradorautor 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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