057504800X 1990, first edition. 268 pages. Inscribed by Pratchett on the title page. Red cloth with black spine titling. Cloth in very good condition, shows some mild bumping to the spine ends and to the top front corner. Spine square. Binding sound. Dust jacket very good, lightly edgeworn, some bumping to head of spine and at front bottom edge. Not price clipped. Faint spotting to very top of back inner wrap. Interior bright and unmarked. > DJ > First edition > SIGNED by Author. Bookseller Inventory #
There is a distinct 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 amassing, the Four Bikers of the Apocalypse are revving up their mighty hogs and hitting the road, and the world's last two remaining witch-finders are getting ready to fight the good fight, armed with awkwardly antiquated instructions and stick pins. Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. . . . Right. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan.
Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon -- each of whom has lived among Earth's mortals for many millennia and has grown rather fond of the lifestyle -- are not particularly looking forward to the coming Rapture. If Crowley and Aziraphale are going to stop it from happening, they've got to find and kill the Antichrist (which is a shame, as he's a really nice kid). There's just one glitch: someone seems to have misplaced him. . . .
First published in 1990, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's brilliantly dark and screamingly funny take on humankind's final judgment is back -- and just in time -- 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.
Review: Pratchett (of Discworld fame) and Gaiman (of Sandman fame) may seem an unlikely combination, but the topic (Armageddon) of this fast-paced novel is old hat to both. Pratchett's wackiness collaborates with Gaiman's morbid humor; the result is a humanist delight to be savored and reread again and again. You see, there was a bit of a mixup when the Antichrist was born, due in part to the machinations of Crowley, who did not so much fall as saunter downwards, and in part to the mysterious ways as manifested in the form of a part-time rare book dealer, an angel named Aziraphale. Like top agents everywhere, they've long had more in common with each other than the sides they represent, or the conflict they are nominally engaged in. The only person who knows how it will all end is Agnes Nutter, a witch whose prophecies all come true, if one can only manage to decipher them. The minor characters along the way (Famine makes an appearance as diet crazes, no-calorie food and anorexia epidemics) are as much fun as the story as a whole, which adds up to one of those rare books which is enormous fun to read the first time, and the second time, and the third time...
Title: Good Omens
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Gollancz, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Minor shelf wear Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0008858462
Book Description Hardback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Seller Inventory # GOR001558850
Book Description Hardback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR001271316
Book Description Condition: acceptable. 522 Gramm. Seller Inventory # M0057504800X-B
Book Description Victor Gollancz, London, 1995. Hard Cover. Condition: VG. Dust Jacket Condition: VG. Reprint. Second printing. Small corner creasing, soil to outer edges and light creasing from page handling. Red boards have light bump wear. DJ has edge/rub wear, chipping, indentation marks, light soiling and creasing. Actual book for sale pictured. 16 x 24 x 2.7cm, wt750g Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 019418
Book Description Guild Publishing, London, 1990. Hard Cover. Condition: VG. Dust Jacket Condition: VG. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Light tanning to paper, light creasing from page handling and light soil to outer edges. Red boards have light bump wear. DJ has edge/rub wear, small tears and creasing. Actual book for sale pictured. 16 x 23.7 x 2.5cm, wt750g Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 022678
Book Description Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Hardcover in DJ that has mostly just minor reading wear; binding/spine has slight lean to one side; DJ would be in Very Good condition were it not for a tiny tear on side of front cover near top of spine; DJ has light edge-wear; DJ intact with £12.95 in lower corner of inside front-flap; book is clean, unmarked. Seller Inventory # 000453
Book Description Victor Gollancz: London, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P02057504800X
Book Description Victor Gollancz: London, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11057504800X
Book Description Victor Gollancz, London, 1990. Hard Cover. Condition: VG. Dust Jacket Condition: VG. First Edition. First UK printing (no statement of later print). Small corner creasing, soil to outer edges, tanning to paper and light creasing from page handling. The red boards have light edge wear and light bump wear. DJ has edge/rub wear, chipping, light indentation marks, light soiling, a scar at the top of the spine, discolouration to edges and creasing. Actual book for sale pictured. 16 x 24 x 2.7cm, wt750g Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 023685