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Why is Adam's name completely capitalized in the Good Omens character list?

Before Good Omens has even started, officially, on page xiv in my copy, there's a list of characters. These include... SUPERNATURAL BEINGS God (God) Metatron (The Voice of God) [...] Satan (A Fallen ...
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Why is Sergeant Shadwell obsessed with nipples?

One of the many recurring gags in Good Omens is Sergeant Shadwell's obsession with nipples. For example: One of the first questions he asks Newt when recruiting him to the Witchfinder Army is how ...
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What's the joke with “Best of Queen” in Good Omens?

A recurring joke in Pratchett and Gaiman's Good Omens is that all the music tapes in Crowley's car are songs from Queen, which is apparently a British rock band. From near the start of the book: ...
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Is the name Crowley in Good Omens a reference to the famous occultist?

The main demonic character in the humouristic-apocalyptic story Good Omens by Pratchett and Gaiman goes by the name Anthony Crowley - a name which instantly jumped out at me because of its similarity ...
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Why was an American diplomat's family considered the best place for the Antichrist?

In Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, the original master plan (foiled by dumb chance and human incompetence) was that the newly born Antichrist should be brought up in the family of the ...
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What is so satanic about Manchester?

The demon Crowley, living on Earth was as long as it existed, has long been weaving plots to aid Hell in the coming Armageddon. Though, of course, it doesn't seem that good an idea when it starts, ...
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What is it with British occultism and Brussels sprouts?

Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's Good Omens is set in England, and one of the characters is Madame Tracy, who makes her living by doing "occult" seances, either by using a crystal ball or a Tarot ...