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Good Omens by Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
  

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A 2012 World Book Night selection.

Taking a cynical look at the horror genre, this book features Crowley and Aziraphale, two friends who attempt to prevent the prophesised Armageddon. When the Antichrist is born they divert him from his original home at the American Embassy to Tadfield, where he grows into an unkempt individual.

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Good Omens by Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman

A 2012 World Book Night selection.

According to the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter--the world's only totally reliable guide to the future--the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just after tea...


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Reviews

'A Superbly funny book. Pratchett and Gaiman are the most hilariously sinister team since Jekyll and Hyde. If this is Armageddon, count me in' - James Herbert

'GOOD OMENS is frequently hilarious, littered with funny footnotes and eccentric characters. It's also humane, intelligent, suspenseful, and fully equipped with a chorus of 'Tibetans, Aliens, American, Atlanteans and other rare and strange creatures of the Last Days. If the end is near, Pratchett and Gaiman will take us there in style' - Locus

'Wickedly funny' - Time Out

'Hilarious Pratchett magic tempered by Neil Gaiman's dark steely style; who could ask for a better combination? - Fear Not quite as sinster as the authors photo' - The Times

'Not one of Pratchett's brilliant Discworld series but a deadpan collaboration on Good and Evil and all things Apocalyptic. Discworld fans will be reassured to know that Death puts in an appearance, capital letters and all, to claim of Elvis Presley: 'I never laid a finger on him!'
(Kirkus UK)

About the Author

Neil Gaiman (Author) Neil Gaiman is the acclaimed creator of the graphic novel series SANDMAN and of such novels for children as Coraline and for adults as American Gods and Stardust. His comics and novels have sold in their tens of millions. Like Terry, his works have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and also like Terry, he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. Unlike Terry, he has never been awarded a knighthood for services to literature, although his mother thinks that sooner or later the Queen will read one of his books and immediately knight him if she likes it, and that to be on the safe side he should leave out the rude words.He does have the Newbery Medal, though. www.neilgaiman.com Terry Pratchett (Author) Terry Pratchett is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. Raising Steam is his fortieth Discworld novel. His books have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. After falling out with his keyboard he now talks to his computer. Occasionally, these days, it answers back. www.terrypratchett.co.uk @terryandrob

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Publication date

1st May 1991

Author

Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman

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Publisher

Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

Horror
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ISBN

9780552137034

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