Good Omens

Foreword People say: What was it like writing Good Omens? And we say: We
were just a couple of guys, okay? We still are. It was a summer job. We had a
great time doing it, we split the money in half, and we swore never to do it again.

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448110238

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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____________________ COMING TO AMAZON PRIME ON 31ST MAY - STARRING DAVID TENNANT, MICHAEL SHEEN AND BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH 'Marvellously benign, ridiculously inventive and gloriously funny' Guardian ____________________ '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, Judgement Day is almost upon us and the world's going to end in a week . . . Now 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. But what if, for once, the predictions are right, and the apocalypse really is due to arrive next Saturday, just after tea? You could spend the time left drowning your sorrows, giving away all your possessions in preparation for the rapture, or laughing it off as (hopefully) just another hoax. Or you could just try to do something about it. It's a predicament that Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon now finds themselves in. They've been living amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and, truth be told, have grown rather fond of the lifestyle and, in all honesty, are not actually looking forward to the coming Apocalypse. And then there's the small matter that someone appears to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .

Good Omens

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, comments by each about the other, and answers to some still ...

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780575048003

Category: Fantasy fiction, English

Page: 268

View: 792

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, comments by each about the other, and answers to some still-burning questions about their wildly popular collaborative effort that the devout and the damned alike will surely cherish until the end of all things.

The Nice and Accurate Good Omens TV Companion

willing to go, “Well, I've written it, I've done the script, let's see what other people
bring to it. ... Good Omens is the first time Neil has worked with Douglas, who has
directed a raft of high-profile, critically acclaimed dramas and films for television.

Author: Matt Whyman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472263642

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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The ultimate TV companion book to Good Omens, a massive new television launch on Amazon Prime Video and the BBC, written and show-run by Neil Gaiman and adapted from the internationally beloved novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. '[It was] absurdly good fun...Terry charged Neil with getting it made, almost as his deathbed wish, so it's a real labour of love' - David Tennant In the beginning there was a book written by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman about the forces of good and evil coming together to prevent the apocalypse, scheduled to happen on a Saturday just after tea. Now, that internationally beloved novel has been transformed into six hour-long episodes of some of the most creative and ambitious television ever made. Written and show-run by Neil Gaiman and directed by Douglas Mackinnon, this BBC Studios creation brings Good Omens spectacularly to life, through a cast that includes David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Jon Hamm, Miranda Richardson, Josie Lawrence, Derek Jacobi, Nick Offerman, Jack Whitehall and Adria Arjona. Keep calm, because The Nice and Accurate Good Omens TV Companion is your ultimate guide to navigating Armageddon. Through character profiles and in-depth interviews with the stars and the crew, stunning behind-the-scenes and stills photography of the cast and locations, and a fascinating insight into costume boards and set designs, you will discover the feats of creativity and mind-boggling techniques that have gone into bringing an angel, a demon, and the Antichrist to the screens of people everywhere. This book will take you inside the world of Heaven and Hell (and Tadfield) and is set to shatter coffee tables around the world.

The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book

Copyright © BBC 2019 'An Introduction' copyright © Neil Gaiman 2019 The
Credits page constitutes an extension of this copyright page Good Omens is a
BBC Studios production in association with Narrativia and The Blank Corporation
for ...

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472261240

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

View: 895

The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book contains much that is new and revelatory and even several scenes that are not actually in the final television series. 'One of the most hotly anticipated TV shows of the year' Independent 'Even if you're very familiar with the original novel, this is a different experience... so damned charming and quirky that it feels like a must' Starburst Neil Gaiman's glorious reinvention of the iconic bestseller Good Omens is adapted from the internationally beloved novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman and is soon to be a massive new TV launch on Amazon Prime Video and the BBC. The series is written and show-run by Neil himself and stars David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Jon Hamm and Miranda Richardson, to name but a few. **Includes an introduction by Neil Gaiman about bringing Good Omens to the screen** Before he died in 2015, Terry Pratchett asked Neil Gaiman to make a television series of the internationally beloved novel they wrote together about the end of the world. And so, Neil began to write. And continued to write until he had six episodes that brought an angel, Aziraphale, and a demon, Crowley, (the only things standing between us and the inevitable Armageddon) to life for the screen. Contained between the covers of this book are the scripts that Neil wrote, which later turned into some of the most extraordinary television ever made. Take a tour behind the scenes with a text that reveals the secrets of the show, still has the missing bits and, sometimes, asks for the impossible. Step backstage and see the magic for yourself. You may just learn as much from the scenes that never made the final cut as from those that did.


Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman Book Analysis

This engaging summary presents an analysis of Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. The novel follows two unlikely friends, the demon Crowley and the angel Aziraphale, as they attempt to avert an imminent nuclear Armageddon.

Author: Bright Summaries

Publisher: BrightSummaries.com

ISBN: 2808018878

Category: Study Aids

Page: 68

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Good Omens with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. The novel follows two unlikely friends, the demon Crowley and the angel Aziraphale, as they attempt to avert an imminent nuclear Armageddon. They are joined by a memorable cast of characters, including the Four Horsepersons of the Apocalypse, who style themselves as a biking gang, Anathema Device, who lives her life based on prophecies handed down from a witch in her family, Newton Pulsifer, a would-be scientist with an uncanny knack for breaking any and all technological devices, and the Antichrist himself, in the form of an unsuspecting 11-year-old called Adam. The novel was an immense popular success and inspired a 2019 miniseries starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Find out everything you need to know about Good Omens in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

The Illustrated Good Omens

There's just one glitch: someone seems to have misplaced him. This edition features a new revised text, approved by Neil Gaiman and the Pratchett Estate, which clears up many typos and errors from previous editions.

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Gollancz

ISBN: 9781473227835

Category: Humorous stories

Page: 400

View: 650

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. This edition features a new revised text, approved by Neil Gaiman and the Pratchett Estate, which clears up many typos and errors from previous editions. It also features twelve full colour illustrations from Paul Kidby - Terry Pratchett's artist of choice - and further pencil drawings.

All the Year Round

... and sometimes one side or flying mice ) are considered good omens , has on it
the twelve animals which denote and ... upon as a bird of good omen , and The
Chinese language abounds in words if a Chinaman , when busied about some ...

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Ineffable Love

' And it's all about love.Based on key video clips from the show, the book offers Bible verses, discussion prompts, prayers, poetry and creative reflections, to help you delve deeper into themes of:* Justice* Body and Matter* Power* Belief* ...

Author: Alex Booer

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780232534542

Category:

Page: 128

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A five-week Bible study guide that uses scenes, themes and ideas from the TV adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's Good Omens, starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen, to explore Christian themes of sacrifice, birth and rebirth, Good and Evil, justice, love and salvation. With suggested clips from the show to watch, biblical commentaries, questions for reflection, prayers and activities, the book is intended for individual use but is adaptable for use in small group study.



The Countess of Blessington s True Interpreter of Dreams Visions and Omens of the Wedding Day Etc In Prose and Verse

To sell any estate , is a misfortune great , But to buy one , foretells a more
fortunate fate . Blue eyes portend joy ... Foals , flowers , or flying in the air , are
good omens to all , Catching fleas , denotes much trouble will you befall . Flax , a
good ...

Author: Marguerite Gardiner (Countess of Blessington, pseud.)

Publisher:

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Page: 26

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North Indian Notes and Queries

A married woman seen on the the cry of a hare is heard , it is a very bad omen .
right with an earthen vessel filled with ... This bird met in the way on be well
versed in the interpretation of omens , takes the left is a very good omen ,
indicative of ...

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The Magic of Terry Pratchett

Gaiman's snappier suggestion at the top: Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate
Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch. Uniquely in Pratchett's career as a
professional author, Good Omens had been written on spec. Since The Carpet
People he'd ...

Author: Marc Burrows

Publisher: White Owl

ISBN: 1526765519

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 497

The Magic Of Terry Pratchett is the first full biography of Sir Terry Pratchett ever written. Sir Terry was Britain’s best-selling living author*, and before his death in 2015 had sold more than 85 million copies of his books worldwide. Best known for the Discworld series, his work has been translated into 37 languages, and performed as plays on every continent in the world, including Antarctica. Journalist, comedian and Pratchett fan Marc Burrows delves into the back story of one of UK’s most enduring and beloved authors, from his childhood in the Chiltern Hills, to his time as a journalist, and the journey that would take him – via more than sixty best-selling books – to an OBE, a knighthood and national treasure status. The Magic Of Terry Pratchett is the result of painstaking archival research alongside interviews with friends and contemporaries who knew the real man under the famous black hat, helping to piece together the full story of one of British literature’s most remarkable and beloved figures for the very first time. * Now disqualified on both counts.

Omens and Superstitions of Southern India

If the water remains sweet,and doesnot “teem with vermin,” it isregarded asa
good omen. The seed grains, too, which,as among many Hindu castes, were
sown at the timeof the wedding,should bythistime have developed into
healthyseedlings ...

Author: Edgar Thurston

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465584625

Category: Dravidians

Page: 320

View: 203


Charms Or Amulets for Some Diseases of the Eye

The man sometimes throws a coin into that pot to mark his appreciation of the
good omen . Sometimes it is intentionally contrived by a female member of the
family that the man should be so met , but the thing is so managed as to present
the ...

Author: Sir Jivanji Jamshedji Modi

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Category: Amulets

Page: 24

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The Hindu at Home

It seems strange that , for instance , to meet a corpse , should be a good omen ,
but it is the case ; moreover to dream of ... to dream of having stepped into filth , or
having any filth fall on one's body , all these things are considered good omens .

Author: Joseph Edwin Padfield

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Category: Hinduism

Page: 333

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The Western Rajputana States

The howling of the jackal on the left is a good omen . The hedgehog on the left is
indicative of good . A cat crossing the path from any direction indicates disaster ,
unless the name of Raja Ramchandar is invoked . A dog flapping his ears is a ...

Author: Archibald Adams

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Category: Medical geography

Page: 455

View: 854


Ritual and Belief in Morocco Vol II Routledge Revivals

... for an omen.2 In Arabic writings the fa'l is represented as an omen consisting of
spoken words, and it has come to mean a good omen, although it originally had a
wider significance ;3 the Prophet believed in good omens consisting in words, ...

Author: Edward Westermarck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317912616

Category: Social Science

Page: 630

View: 649

Between the years of 1898 and 1926, Edward Westermarck spent a total of seven years in Morocco, visiting towns and tribes in different parts of the country, meeting local people and learning about their language and culture; his findings are noted in this two-volume set, first published in 1926. The first volume contains extensive reference material, including Westermarck’s system of transliteration and a comprehensive list of the tribes and districts mentioned in the text. The chapters in this, the second volume, explore such areas as the rites and beliefs connected with the Islamic calendar, agriculture, and childbirth. This title will fascinate any student or researcher of anthropology with an interest in the history of ritual, culture and religion in Morocco.