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There is a distinct hint of Armageddon in the air. According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (recorded, thankfully, in 1655, before she blew up her entire village and all its inhabitants, who had gathered to watch her burn), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, the Four Bikers of the Apocalypse are revving up their mighty hogs and hitting the road, and the world's last two remaining witch-finders are getting ready to fight the good fight, armed with awkwardly antiquated instructions and stick pins. Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. . . . Right. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan.

Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon -- each of whom has lived among Earth's mortals for many millennia and has grown rather fond of the lifestyle -- are not particularly looking forward to the coming Rapture. If Crowley and Aziraphale are going to stop it from happening, they've got to find and kill the Antichrist (which is a shame, as he's a really nice kid). There's just one glitch: someone seems to have misplaced him. . . .

First published in 1990, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's brilliantly dark and screamingly funny take on humankind's final judgment is back -- and just in time -- in a new hardcover edition (which includes an introduction by the authors, comments by each about the other, and answers to some still-burning questions about their wildly popular collaborative effort) that the devout and the damned alike will surely cherish until the end of all things.

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    This is a lovely book! With 2 wonderful writers, Gaiman and Pratchett, this book was destined to be witty, adventurous, and humorous. Good Omens is an essential read for fans of either author.

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    One of my favorites. Don't open if you take religion too seriously.

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    Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman, who could ask for a better collaboration! The battle between good and evil with a twist! Quirky characters, infused with wit and humor...couldn't ask for a more entertaining read. This is one of my all time favorites!

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    Best and funniest apocalypse ever!

    Neil Gaiman is awesome. Terry Prachett is awesome. But the two of them combined surpassed all my great expectations! A must read for everyone who needs a good laugh!

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    Amazing !

    The protagonists are hilarious and though it was short it was delicious to read it. The almost -apocalypse has never been funnier.

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