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Good Omens

Nominated: World Fantasy Award 1991

Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett

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Beschreibung

There is a 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 massing, the four Bikers of the Apocalypse are revving up their mighty hogs and hitting the road, and the world's last two remaining witchfinders are getting ready to Fight the Good Fight. Atlantis is rising. Frogs are falling. Tempers are flaring, and everything appears to be going to Divine Plan.

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

Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's brilliantly dark and funny take on mankind's final judgment is back, in a new hardcover edition which includes an introduction by the authors.

Gaiman, Neil
Neil Gaiman is the winner of 3 Hugos, 2 Nebulas, 1 World Fantasy Award, 4 Bram Stoker Awards, 6 Locus Awards, 2 British SF Awards, 1 British Fantasy Award, 3 Geffens, 1 International Horror Guild Award and 1 Mythopoeic. He's also a pretty nifty author of all kinds of cool stuff . . .

Pratchett, Terry

Sir Terry Pratchett is a publishing phenomenon. Among his many prizes and citations are the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award, the Carnegie Medal, the BSFA Award, eight honorary doctorates and, of course, a knighthood. In 2012, he won a BAFTA for his documentary on the subject of assisted suicide, 'Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die'. He is the author of fifty bestselling books but is best known for the globally renowned Discworld series.

The first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983, and the series is still going strong almost three decades later. Four Discworld novels - Hogfather, Going Postal, The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic - have been adapted for television, with more to follow. His books have sold approximately 85 million copies worldwide (but who's counting?), and been translated into forty languages.

In 2007, Terry Pratchett was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's Disease. He died in 2015.

Produktdetails

Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 432
Erscheinungsdatum 13.03.2014
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-4732-0085-2
Verlag Orion Publishing Group
Maße (L/B/H) 20.3/13.4/3.8 cm
Gewicht 479 g

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Entertaining
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Wien am 28.05.2020
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Loved it! It was terribly entertaining and simply enjoyable, can absolutely recommend :)

Highly enjoyable
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Zürich am 08.03.2020
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The queer energy in this one is strong. It has its weaknesses but the shortcomings are ignorable since the characters are funny, lovable and entertaining (for the most part), the humour sharp and witty and the commentary on point as ever. The story is about Armaggedon. Aziraphel and Crowley, an angel and demon respectively, a... The queer energy in this one is strong. It has its weaknesses but the shortcomings are ignorable since the characters are funny, lovable and entertaining (for the most part), the humour sharp and witty and the commentary on point as ever. The story is about Armaggedon. Aziraphel and Crowley, an angel and demon respectively, are tasked to do angelic and demonic things on Earth. But during all this time, they become friends and come to enjoy human things, like food and entertainment. Both decide that Armageddon kinda s*cks so they set out to stop the Antichrist, a child, so they can continue Earthly life. The result is a highly engaging story where two authors clearly went "F*ck it, let's throw in every and any idea we have" and just rolled with everything that popped into their head. They had fun writing and I had fun reading.

Good Book
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Berlin am 20.01.2020
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Habe auch die Serie geschaut und finde beides Klasse! Es ist gut und lustig geschrieben. Es gibt Dinge die im Buch geschrieben sind aber nicht in der Serie und anders rum. Im Buch wird auch mehr auf die Charakter eingegangen, was sie symphatischer. Das Buch hat mich so gefesselt, dass ich es in einem zug durchgelesen habe.

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