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Good Omens

Nominated: World Fantasy Award 1991

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.

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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.
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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 456 g
Verkaufsrang 374
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no proper plot
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Wien am 18.08.2019
Bewertet: Taschenbuch

Good Omens suffers from the same problem as all the Pratchett books I've read (most of them early works) - it has no actual plot. Yes, there's the original idea, the typical charming style, the usual cast of quirky characters. But this promising base material is only felted into a fluffy ball of creative cotton wool instead of... Good Omens suffers from the same problem as all the Pratchett books I've read (most of them early works) - it has no actual plot. Yes, there's the original idea, the typical charming style, the usual cast of quirky characters. But this promising base material is only felted into a fluffy ball of creative cotton wool instead of strung into narrative strands and knit into a tight story. One recurring flaw in Pratchett’s work seems to be a lack of strong, active antagonists, which in turn leads to undermotivated, passive protagonists, who mostly just float through a succession of loosely connected cute scenes. This becomes even more evident in the serial adaptation of Good Omens, which is by nature way less forgiving of structural shortcomings than a novel. I mean, you know there’s something not quite right if a telly show is kinda boring despite having David Tennant in it.

Großartig!
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Zweibrücken am 29.07.2019
Bewertet: Einband: Taschenbuch

Good Omens ist wirklich ein guter Roman. Interessante Charaktere, einige sehr witzige Momente in der Story und natürlich auch ein Happy End. Alleine das Ein Dämon und ein Engel zusammenarbeiten um das Ende der Welt zu verhindern, auf der Sie quasi ihr ZuHause gefunden haben. Klar ist die Serien-Adaption ein wenig anders als da... Good Omens ist wirklich ein guter Roman. Interessante Charaktere, einige sehr witzige Momente in der Story und natürlich auch ein Happy End. Alleine das Ein Dämon und ein Engel zusammenarbeiten um das Ende der Welt zu verhindern, auf der Sie quasi ihr ZuHause gefunden haben. Klar ist die Serien-Adaption ein wenig anders als das Buch, aber ich finde Beides sehr gut und empfehlenswert!

Love it
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Leipzig am 05.07.2019
Bewertet: Einband: Taschenbuch

Sehr gutes Buch, kann ich nur Empfehlen. Früher wie heute liebe ich es und seit der Amazon Serie hab ich mich erneut in es verliebt.