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According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.
So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.
And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .
|Title||:||Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch|
|Format Type||:||Mass Market Paperback|
|Number of Pages||:||430 pages|
June 04, 2008
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March 03, 2015
Overall, this book was a huge disappointment for me. I’d heard so many good things about it and had been meaning to read it for years. When I finally started it, I was about 20 pages into it and thought, “Yes! This is going to be one of the most entertaining books I’ve ever read.” It was like rea...
September 01, 2017
Don’t be misled by those who class this as fantasy, humour, or just fiction.
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March 21, 2009
One of my all-time favorite books. Up there with Hitchhiker's Guide.
March 12, 2008
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October 31, 2007
I actually feel a little bad giving this 2 stars, since I see so many reviews of people who loved this book. Unfortunately, I'm just not one of them.
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