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As heard on Radio 4 - the classic dark and hilarious take on mankind's final judgment, from bestselling authors Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.

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.
And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist…

Reviews

Wickedly funny

Time Out

A superbly funny book. Pratchett and Gaiman are the most hilariously sinister team since Jekyll and Hyde. If this is Armageddon, count me in

James Herbert

Wow

Washington Post

Heaven to read, and you'll laugh like hell

Time Out

Not quite as sinister as the authors' photo

The Times

Hilarious Pratchett magic tempered by Neil Gaiman's dark steely style; who could ask for a better combination?

Fear

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, Americans, 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

Locus

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  • Paperback

    9780552171892

    December 15, 2014

    Corgi

    416 pages

    RRP $24.99

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  • Paperback

    9780552159845

    February 1, 2012

    Corgi

    416 pages

    RRP $28.99

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  • EBook

    9781448110230

    October 31, 2011

    Transworld Digital

    416 pages

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