75 pages 2 hours read

Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2015

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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

  • Genre: Fiction; fantasy
  • Originally Published: 1990
  • Reading Level/Interest: College/Adult
  • Structure/Length: Prologue, 6 chapters; approx. 512 pages; approx. 12 hours, 14 minutes on audio
  • Protagonist/Central Conflict: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch—the only completely accurate book of prophecies—says the world will end next Saturday. Angel Aziraphale and demon Crowley live a cushy life in England and set out to keep the apocalypse at bay. Doing so means posing as a nanny and a gardener to a young boy assumed to be the Antichrist.
  • Potential Sensitivity Issues: Childbirth; death; famine; racism; violence; war

Neil Gaiman, Author

  • Bio: Born in Hampshire, England, in 1960; an early reader and lover of fantasy, especially Tolkien and C. S. Lewis; pursued journalism as an early career; inspired to write comics and comic scripts by Alan Moore (Swamp Thing); went on to write comics for DC, Marvel, and other publications; first novel (Good Omens; 1990) was a collaboration with Terry Pratchett; first met with big success with American Gods (2001); participates in radio and public readings and pursues screenwriting and audiobook projects
  • Other Works: American Gods (2001); The Graveyard Book (2008); The Silver Dream (2013); The Ocean at the End of the Lane (2013); Norse Mythology (2017)
  • Awards: World Fantasy Award nominee (1991); Locus Award nominee (1991)