Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett is a work of fantasy fiction. The book is a comedy about the birth of the son of Satan and the coming of the End Times. It was originally published on 10th May 1990.

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Good Omens: The Nice And Accurate Prophecies Of Agnes Nutter, Witch is an award-winning comedy novel brought out by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Having become hugely popular, the authors have announced a possible sequel to the 432-page novel. The book is a witty satire on the birth of Satan’s son and the forthcoming events between Biblical characters to avert the impending misdeeds and mishaps to the world due to these evil forces.

The book opens with the Gods keeping an eye on the newborn baby Warlock, whom they mistake to be the Antichrist. The real antichrist, however, was born to a typical English parents and leads a normal life elsewhere. As he uses his powers unwittingly to transform his environment to suit himself, the gods discover that the prophecies of Agnes Nutter, an old witch, are coming true. The book then moves on to describe how the team manages to obtain the last copy of Agnes’ book and whether they were able to discover and destroy the Antichrist.

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About the Author

Neil Richard Gaiman is a widely recognized English author of short stories and novels. His most remarkable work The Graveyard Book, published in 2008, won him both the Newbery and Carnegie medals. He is widely influenced by Victorian tales and is married to musician Amanda Palmer.

Sir Terence David John Pratchett is a widely accomplished English comic writer. His book for children The Amazing Maurice And His Educated Rodents won him the Carnegie medal. He is the second most-read author in the UK.

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