|By (author):||Gaiman, Neil|
|By (author):||Pratchett, Terry|
|Subject:||FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology|
|FICTION / Fantasy / General|
|FICTION / Fantasy / Humorous|
|FICTION / Satire|
|Publisher:||Random House Canada UK Distribution|
|Size:||7.80in x 5.00in x 0.98in|
|From The Publisher*||"Armageddon only happens once, you know. They don't let you go around again until you get it right."|
According to the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch- the world's only totally reliable guide to the future, written in 1655, before she exploded- the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just after tea…
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. This time though, the armies of Good and Evil really do appear to be massing. The four Bikers of the Apocalypse are hitting the road. But both the angels and demons- well, one fast-living demon and a somewhat fussy angel- would quite like the Rapture not to happen.
|Review Quote*||"A Superbly funny book. Pratchett and Gaiman are the most hilariously sinister team since Jekyll and Hyde. If this is Armageddon, count me in"|
"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"
"Hilarious Pratchett magic tempered by Neil Gaiman's dark steely style; who could ask for a better combination?"
"Not quite as sinster as the authors' photo"
|Biographical Note||Terry Pratchett is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he is the author of fifty bestselling books. His novels 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. Worldwide sales of his books now stand at 70 million, and they have been translated into thirty-seven languages.|
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. 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 multipleprizes, 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.