Good Omens

by Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0552137030 Global Overview for this book
Registered by PJW of Redmond, Washington USA on 7/29/2005
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by PJW from Redmond, Washington USA on Friday, July 29, 2005
I picked this up when I was in Canada a few years ago. I was probably in 10th or 11th grade when I read it. It's a great book, by two great authors.

Journal Entry 2 by PJW from Redmond, Washington USA on Friday, July 29, 2005
This book is being made into a book ray. That means that a bunch of people have signed up saying that they want to read it, and I've listed their names below. I'm going to mail it to the first person on the list, that person is going to mail it to the next person, and so on until it reaches the end of the list. In this particular book ray, the end of the list represents a bookshelf in a classroom in Maine, so even after the ray ends the book will still keep being read by people in the class.

Here's that list of people who want to read the book:

Cyberkedi - Georgia
sleone - California
Caligula03 - California
Aramena - Oklahoma
Zephiera - Maryland
amymaew - Pennsylvania
CheriePie - Massachusetts
chomper (on behalf of MVHS) - Maine

Journal Entry 3 by PJW from Redmond, Washington USA on Thursday, August 04, 2005
Mailed to Cyberkedi in Georgia today.

Journal Entry 4 by Cyberkedi from Atlanta, Georgia USA on Monday, August 08, 2005
Received on a Bookray.

Journal Entry 5 by Cyberkedi at Sent in the mail in Atlanta, Georgia -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, October 15, 2005

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This book is a delight! It pokes fun at revelations, prophecies, the movie The Omen, and other stories relating to The End of The World. Written in the subtle but highly amusing British fashion, it tells the story of an angel and a demon who decide to team up in order to prevent Armageddon. Problem is, the Devil's child is on Earth - but thanks to a mix-up at his birth he ends up with the wrong family. Then the fun really begins--

The focus of the story is the collection of prophecies by Agnes Nutter, a with who could see into the future but whose visions are almost unknown because there are hardly any copies of her book. However, they are extremely accurate - and foretell precisely when the world will end: on Saturday, just after tea.

This is one of the funniest books I have ever read.

Journal Entry 6 by sleone from Oakland, California USA on Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Received today, I will read this next.

Journal Entry 7 by sleone at Bookray in Bookray, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, November 03, 2005

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Loved it! Two of my favorite authors work well together.
Sending on to Aramena.

Journal Entry 8 by wingAramenawing from Moore, Oklahoma USA on Monday, November 07, 2005
Book arrived today! I'm in the middle of a book ring book and have another one after that, so it may be a few days at least before I start this one!

Journal Entry 9 by wingAramenawing from Moore, Oklahoma USA on Thursday, December 08, 2005
It took me longer than I had anticipated to get to this book. It was amusing but I didn't just love it. I'd read a couple of Terry Pratchett books before, because he was highly recommended here, and had trouble staying interested in them. I'd never read Neil Gaiman though, and this book was listed on the BookCrossing Top 100 books, which is why I wanted to read it. So, an okay read but nothing particularly memorable.

Sending on to Zephiera today, and thanks for starting the book ray PJW and giving me the opportunity to read it.

Journal Entry 10 by Zephiera from Pasadena, Maryland USA on Friday, December 16, 2005
A fun little book whether you're a fan of Pratchett, Gaiman, both or neither as it stands out from both of their usual styles. As with any Pratchett, read with tongue firmly in cheek and a large dose of salt for best results!

Journal Entry 11 by Zephiera from Pasadena, Maryland USA on Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Slight holiday snag, but sending off today to CheriePie!

Journal Entry 12 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Tuesday, January 03, 2006
Arrived today. Why is it that I can go months without any rings or rays and then in a single week 3 arrive at once? LOL In any case, I've got 2 ring books ahead of it, but it'll be put in queue and I should be able to start on it within the next couple weeks. Thanks!

Journal Entry 13 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Sunday, January 15, 2006
A very interesting book. I definitely detected the writing style solely as Pratchett's though, and wonder where Gaiman's influence came in. Perhaps in the design of some of the main characters... I suppose I can see a little of Gaiman's style there.

The ending left me wanting for a sequel. I wonder if there will be one....

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After all, Adam (the Antichrist) did divert Armageddon, but at the end, you find the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley talking about a bigger effable Plan, and then the Further Nife and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter: Concerning the Worlde that Is To Com shows up on Anathema's doorstep, so you're left wondering what the future holds for these guys, especially since Agnes Nutter found it interesting enough to write about again.

I've messaged chomper for his/her address and will update this entry when I put the book in the mail.

**Mailed to chomper via Media Mail on 20-Jan-2006.

Journal Entry 14 by MVHS from Rumford, Maine USA on Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Thank you for letting our high school have this book- not one that is availalbe in the media center! And I know the perfect next reader.... Also I have a copy so we can read it at the same time maybe. Love high school kids that love to read!
Thank you PJW for your thoughtfulness and thank you cheriepie for sending it!

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