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Good Omens

By Terry Pratchett,Neil Gaiman

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| Paperback | 9780552159845

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'Armageddon only happens once, you know. They don't let you go around again until you get it right'. People have been predicting the end of the world almost from its very beginning, so it's only natural to be skeptical when a new date is set for Judg Continue

'Armageddon only happens once, you know. They don't let you go around again until you get it right'. People have been predicting the end of the world almost from its very beginning, so it's only natural to be skeptical 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.

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  • 1 person finds this helpful

    Molto divertente (con Humor inglese) e originale.

    Peccato si perda un po in diversi passaggi

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    Marco Frediani86 said on Aug 15, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Un'altro Pratchett meritevole del nostro tempo

    Adoro Pratchett e sicuramente questo libro non delude le aspettative. Consigliatissimo!

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    Pakinko2 said on Aug 6, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Divertente ed articolato, si vede che è scritto a quattro mani ma la cosa non disturba anzi, la collaborazione dona sempre un po' di linfa nuova alle idee di Gaiman che, per quanto meravigliose, girano sempre intorno agli stessi temi. Ho riso di cuor ...(continue)

    Divertente ed articolato, si vede che è scritto a quattro mani ma la cosa non disturba anzi, la collaborazione dona sempre un po' di linfa nuova alle idee di Gaiman che, per quanto meravigliose, girano sempre intorno agli stessi temi. Ho riso di cuore in diversi passaggi e il finale non è così scontati come potrebbe sembrare. Lo consiglio a chiunque abbia dei dubbi sulla definizione esatta di "libero arbitrio"

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    picnic said on Jul 2, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Libro divertentissimo e molto particolare...i personaggi di Crowley ed Azhaprel spassosissimi, da farci un film davvero!!!

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    Elisa said on May 21, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Hell's Bells!

    It is the end of the world as we know it, or rather as Gaiman and Pratchett know it. Gaiman seems to handle the horror side of things while Pratchett handles the ironic humour and the kids.

    I was slightly disappointed by Good Omens: I did not realiz ...(continue)

    It is the end of the world as we know it, or rather as Gaiman and Pratchett know it. Gaiman seems to handle the horror side of things while Pratchett handles the ironic humour and the kids.

    I was slightly disappointed by Good Omens: I did not realize how juvenile it was going to be overall. Pratchett seems to love writing about little gangs of kids and that is fine but the cutesy humour is a bit much, most of which seems to centre around kids saying things and getting the words hilariously muddled because they are talking about grown-up stuff and do not quite know about the Big World Out There. Awww, so cuuute!! That got slightly old very quickly.

    Overall the humour is very juvenile but not in a way that would particularly appeal to juveniles, I think. It would appeal more to grownups who like reading about cute kids than to cute kids. There is also a Pratchett staple: young pre-pubescent girl who is completely a poster child for Woman Power, or whatever. She totally dominates the boys around her (who fear her temper and swift reprisals) and is described as possessing indomitable strength of character. Fine and well, but a bit over-the-top formulaic and an approach that necessarily requires the boys to be depicted in a sexist light, and to be violently beaten up. Not so sure I entirely support that tactic.

    On the whole I would recommend it as a light read. Some of the humour is very good and Gaiman's horror elements can be quite awesome.

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    Ramnagel said on May 20, 2014 | Add your feedback

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