A cult hit with fans around the world, Good Omens brings together the talents of wordsmith-wizard Neil Gaiman and fantasy fiction legend Sir Terry Pratchett in a smorgasbord of wit, invention and tack-sharp humour. Now adapted as a major six-part television series, there’s never been a better time to explore Gaiman and Pratchett’s collaborative masterpiece. Featuring fantasy’s most unlikely friendship, a minor mistake with the Antichrist and the foretelling of the world’s only true prophet – one Agnes Nutter – the apocalypse has never looked more appealing.
As the long-anticipated television adaptation of Good Omens finally hits our screens, this beautifully produced behind-the-scenes volume is the ideal companion to immerse yourself in. Featuring the scripts written by Neil Gaiman, as well as backstage gossip and information on deleted scenes, The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book is a fan’s paradise to be pored over with relish.
With its impeccable comedic structure and zinging one-liners, Good Omens, presented here in a Waterstones exclusive edition with specially designed endpapers, is the result of the kind of dream collaboration that so rarely gets realised. Pooling everything that is so great about Pratchett and Gaiman’s writing into a freewheeling tale of the apocalypse, the antichrist and the disturbingly specific prophecies of a 17th century witch, it is a comic fantasy whose reputation has only grown stronger with the passing years. The birth of the son of Satan threatens to upset the comfortable life that angel Aziraphale and demon Crowley have forged on Earth and so, with the help of a band of assorted misfits, they conspire to prevent the antichrist from bringing about the end of days.