Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch Armageddon only happens once, you know They don t let you go around again until you get it right People have been predicting the end of the world almost from its very beginning, so it s only natural to be sceptical when a new date is set for Judgement Day But what if, for once, the predictions are right, and the apocalypse really is due to arrive next Saturday, just after tea You could spend the time left drowning your sorrows, giving away all your possessions in preparation for the rapture, or laughing it off as hopefully just another hoax Or you could just try to do something about itIt s a predicament that Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast living demon now finds themselves in They ve been living amongst Earth s mortals since The Beginning and, truth be told, have grown rather fond of the lifestyle and, in all honesty, are not actually looking forward to the coming ApocalypseAnd then there s the small matter that someone appears to have misplaced the Antichrist


About the Author: Terry Pratchett

Born Terence David John Pratchett, 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 OBE 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.



10 thoughts on “Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

  1. says:

    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 h


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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 y


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    DON T THINK OF IT AS DYING, said Death JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSHThe Apocalypse is not off to a good start.Ten years ago, Crowley a demon brought the infant Anti Christ to a group of Satanic Nuns who swapped the Anti Christ with a human child For ten years, Aziraphale an Angel and Crowley educate the child on the


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    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


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    A 80% Very Good NotesNot as funny as I d anticipated, and at times it s a bit too absurd for my tastes, but a good ending and loads of charm.


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    Image source imdb.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, r


  7. says:

    literally every day I m thinking about how this book was published in 1990 and in 2019 they finally made a miniseries and Neil Gaiman was like hey let s make this evenof a romcom than it already was just for the fuck of itI keep trying to land on what I think is the objective Best Thing about this ridiculous book that I loved reading so much and I think I ve landed on


  8. says:

    One of my all time favorite books Up there with Hitchhiker s Guide.


  9. says:

    I knew from the first page that this book would not work for me.I slogged through about half of it and gave up I lost the thread of the plot long before due to my lack of interest in everything this book is It all felt forced, like the themes and ideas were shoved into the narrative and that the plot had to adapt to fit them in It was trying too hard to be funny rather than actually b


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    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


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