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Armageddon III - The Remake

Advantages: A fun read throughout, the gags come thick and fast
Disadvantages: Previous knowledge of Robert Rankin's work helps but not essential

The third and final book in the Armageddon - The Musical Trilogy once again sees Rex Mundi battling the forces of evil on Earth alongside the legendary Elvis Aaron Presley. The story starts with Rex being abducted from his front garden while building a ...

morgandr 26.10.2006 · Read full review
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Review of The Suburban Book of the Dead - Robert Rankin

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The greatest comedy writer alive today?

Advantages: Hilarious and topical, even if it is 16 years old
Disadvantages: It's the 4th book in the series, and while you don't need to read the others first, i recommend you start at "The Anitipope"

...i have been reading robert rankins books now for some 10 or 12 years, and never fail to be amused and captivated by the adventures of the heroes, Jim Pooley and John O'Malley. Unlike many writers of comedy sci-fi/fantasy books, Rankins characters are re ...

AlexPaton 04.08.2004 · Read full review
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Review of The Sprouts of Wrath - Robert Rankin

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Deus vult, Pater

Advantages: Absolutely everything - it is a stunning book
Disadvantages: Not the easiest topics on occasions

...This was a book which was recommended and lent to me by my vicar as he thought it was something which I would really enjoy. Now, I'm never one to turn a recommendation down, particularly one from the vicar, and it did look fairly interesting so I settled ...

Secre 01.05.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Sparrow - Mary Doria Russell

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Learning to fly...

Advantages: Great story, good characters
Disadvantages: -

...Mary Doria Russell's novel, 'The Sparrow', is a truly interesting mix of theology and science fiction. Prior to this novel, Russell had only ever written scientific and technical manuals, which makes her prose style and story telling all the more remarkab ...

frkurt 03.11.2004 · Read full review
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Classical Tragedy with Futuristic Setting

Advantages: Good story, in depth characters and the questions it raises are intensely challenging.
Disadvantages: It doesn’t give any answers.

The front cover of the sparrow includes a quotation stating that the book is ‘compulsive reading and may be the year’s best science fiction novel.’ And declares that it is the ‘winner of the 1998 Arthur C. Clarke Award. This information would normally be ...

Freespirit 01.10.2003 · Read full review
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Review of The Sparrow - Mary Doria Russell

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