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Book Club: Good Omens

We'll be discussing Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman (fiction - fantasy):

The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.

Available on Amazon or through Sac Library (note - several holds already).

Come with a few thoughts/ideas about the book to discuss!

About the Venue
The Coffee Garden is a little coffee shop just off Broadway and 99. We're probably in the separate room off to the left when you come in the front door. If the weather's nice, we may be in the garden through the back door.

They serve all sorts of coffees and drinks, sodas, and a wide variety of sandwiches and salads perfect for dinner if you choose. They appreciate it if you at least buy a drink/pastry.

Please be courteous and do not bring outside food or drinks.

About the Book Club
We're glad to have you join us - if you hate the book, love the book, or even didn't finish the book.

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  • Brooke

    I updated the booklist with the two mentioned at the latest Meetup (Up Jumps the Devil & Sandman Slim).

    March 20, 2013

  • Robert C.

    While impatiently waiting for my copy of this book from an Amazon preferred vendor for the last 2 weeks, I got desperate and went online and discovered the entire book is on youtube. There are two versions, one is 10 hours+ the other 9 hours+. My guess the difference in time might be an accelerated speaking rhythm. At any rate I thought I get the word out. Very funny stuff. Great satire.

    March 9, 2013

    • Kenneth E. N.

      Shame on me for not mentioning this earlier. You can read it online at GoogleBooks (link:­d=5UvBtJRvMm4C&print­sec=frontcover&dq=go­od+omens) or at­.com/afs/­ming/Gaiman,_Neil_-_Good­_Omens_(with_Pratchett,_­Terry).pdf, and you might enjoy the graphic novel version at­/stories/goodomens/GoodO­mens01.php (just the start, never finished). I didn't know about the YouTube version! Thanks, Robert, for the clue.

      March 9, 2013

  • Kenneth E. N.

    Like "Lamb", another fun absurdist fantasy, about the Apocalypse this time, with a healthy dose of Monty Python. Looking forward to it.

    February 19, 2013

  • Rachael

    there are holds on the few copies in the sac library system, but it's only 75 cents on (ebay's counterpart), which came out to $4.24 with shipping.

    1 · February 18, 2013

  • Kenneth E. N.

    One of my favorite books ever. Thanks for doing this one!

    December 21, 2012

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