Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

Good Omens

By Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

  • Release Date: 2011-06-28
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,299 Ratings

Description

The classic collaboration from the internationally bestselling authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, soon to be an original series starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant.

?Season 2 of Good Omens coming soon!

“Good Omens . . . is something like what would have happened if Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robbins and Don DeLillo had collaborated. Lots of literary inventiveness in the plotting and chunks of very good writing and characterization. It’s a wow. It would make one hell of a movie. Or a heavenly one. Take your pick.” —Washington Post

According 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 . . .

Reviews

  • Caution!! may cause addiction

    5
    By ᖇOᗯYᑎᑎ
    i think about this silly lil gay demon and angel far to often to be considered normal. thank you neil and terry for writing this masterpiece, and thank you david tennant and michael sheen for feed my delusions
  • Great

    5
    By Alethiaop
    Endearingly funny
  • On Soulmates

    5
    By Artistic Rising
    Echoing across space and time, thoughts of authors written before I was even born, pour into my mind fresh, as if just now thought of. The span of a few decades are completely dissolved as I write this review. The voices of these two authors have blended together so cohesively to tell what can only be considered a triumph of story, comedy and friendship. To craft something this amazing, in such a wonderfully collaborative way is a testament to friendship and two truly great minds. Sometimes things are just meant to happen. I’m so glad that Mr. Pratchett and Mr. Gaiman met. Thank you for the story. I’m off to buy a physical copy for the explicit purpose of dropping it in the bath. - Brooke
  • New outlook on life

    5
    By we love to watch
    Thank you for a great story with insight to an infinite being culture. Looking forward to watching the show, I have heard great reviews.
  • Interesting but enjoyable

    5
    By Alix Croft
    I liked the small jokes and references to the New Testament (revelations chapter 6 verses 2-8 specifically) and you kept with the idea of “angels are good and demons are bad” until Aziraphel made Crowley try to stop the antichrist from being pure good or bad (so just human) until they realize they have gotten the wrong kid. And I like the little explanations here and there that kind of help clear up some questions anyone might have. And I like the show! So good job!
  • Good Omens

    5
    By PalatableDinner
    This fun comedic fantasy is very progressive for originally being published in 1990, featuring a nonbinary ace couple in the main cast. It explores the idea that as society and technology change, what good and evil look like change with it, and that these qualities aren’t inherent in people, they’re learned. People are more than their roots, and readers are reminded that the future isn’t set in stone, for decisions made today can change tomorrow, which holds endless possibility.
  • Yes

    5
    By Five Year Old Bloger
    I bought the book at Barnes and noble and I’m reviewing it here. It is hilarious. I watched the series before I read the book, but just thinking about Michael sheen every time aziraphale pops up is fantastic <3 also the good omens fandom is HUGE and there are a buttload of fanfics out there, but I digress. Gabriel is an arse. Read this book.
  • Just a great book

    5
    By time killler
    Please read this book
  • Great book !!!!!!!

    5
    By Good book !!!!
    Awesome book. Loved every bit of it. I thought that it was as good as the tv show. If you haven’t read it, you need to read it.
  • Awesome!

    5
    By friendly dog 60
    Best book in the world! Good Omens is a great book with lots of humor and adventure. Definitely worth the money from whatever store you get it from. Buy this book!