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

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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.

Praise For…


“The Apocalypse has never been funnier.”
-Clive Barker

“Hilariously naughty.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“Wacky and irreverent.”
-Booklist

“Fiendishly funny.”
-New Orleans Times-Picayune

“From beginning to end, GOOD OMENS is side-splittingly funny . . . a ripping good time.”
-Rave Reviews

“If you’ve never read [GOOD OMENS], don’t miss it now. Grade: A.”
-Rocky Mountain News

“It could be called The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Armargeddon.”
-Palm Beach Post

“Reads like the Book of Revelation, rewritten by Monty Python.”
-San Francisco Chronicle

“[L]ittle asides, quirky observations, simple puns and parody eventually add up to snorts, chortles and outright laughs.”
-San Diego Union-Tribune

“What’s so funny about Armageddon? More than you’d think . . . GOOD OMENS has arrived just in time.”
-Detroit Free Press

“Full-bore contemporary lunacy. A steamroller of silliness that made me giggle out loud.”
-San Diego Union-Tribune

“A direct descendant of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”
-New York Times

“An utter delight—fresh, exciting, uproariously funny.”
-Poul Anderson

“Outrageous . . . read it for a riotous good laugh!”
-Orlando Sentinel

“I whooped . . . I laughed . . . I was in near hysterics.:
-New York Review of Science Fiction

“A slapstick Apocalypse, a grinning grimoire, a comic Necronomicon, a hitchhiker’s guide to the netherworld.”
-James Morrow, author of Only Begotten Daughter

“One Hell of a funny book.”
-Gene Wolfe

“Hilarious!”
-Locus

“Huge fun.”
-Sunday Express (London)

“Irreverently funny and unexpectedly wise . . . Highly recommended.”
-Library Journal

“Something like what would have happened if Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robbins and Don DeLillo had collaborated.”
-Washington Post

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060853969
ISBN-10: 0060853964
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Publication Date: March 2006
Pages: 384
Language: English

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From the publisher:

"In this richly imaginative debut novel, the first running of the Kentucky Derby serves as the backdrop for a story of what might have been had Abraham Lincoln survived his assassination and lived to retire with Mary to Springfield.  Derby historian Ross R. Moore provides an accurate account of the origins of the famous race, while creating a detailed and entirely plausible world through which the Lincoln's journey to Louisville to meet old friends and to face another deadly threat.  Part horse racing saga, part travelogue, part historical fantasy, part suspense thriller, chock full of sly bits of "stealth history" befitting its educator author, and peopled with memorable characters both real and imaginary, the result is an entertaining and engaging yarn and rewarding read."

Ross R. Moore is an educator, storyteller, and singer-songwriter living in San Diego.  A native of Kentucky where he attended Murray State University and the University of Louisville, he was for several years a museum educator at the Kentucky Derby Museum, sharing the history of the race with visitors. Now he brings this story to a wider audience, drawing upon his knowledge of Derby lore to form the backdrop of this, his first novel.

New Novel about Crawfish Bottom

Book cover: Concerning the Matter of the King of Craw a story by Ron Rhody

Local author, Ron Rhody has written a new novel "Concerning the Matter of the King of Craw" about the infamous John Fallis.

Ron is author of the "Theo" books about Frankfort.

Author Ron Rhody and store owner Lizz Taylor

Ron Rhody was in the store to sign copies of his new book recently.

So we have a limited quantity of signed copies of King of Craw that would make great presents.