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The sweet smell of success

Advantages: Not too many running jokes, clever use of themes
Disadvantages: The end is fairly inevitable

Knees Up Mother Earth is a well-produced insight into the sort of writing Robert Rankin is able to produce when he's on form. Continuing well with a set of characters who came to fruition seven-or-so books previously, the author manages to weave a plot no ...

robcauson 26.09.2006 · Read full review
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He's Not Selling Any Alibis

Advantages: A decent, entertaining piece of fiction
Disadvantages: None really, but a little strange -ooooooooh

...I’ve never been to Brentford but I’m sure it’s very nice. Certainly the picture Robert Rankin paints of it in his novel, “The Antipope”, depicts an extremely interesting place to visit - full of places of interest and colour ...

Thamisgith 18.02.2003 · Read full review
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Bizarre!

Advantages: Insane and Hilarious
Disadvantages: Sometimes a little to strange to handle

A great introduction into the surreal world of Robert Rankin. A mysterious figure from the mists of time taking up lodging at the local seamen's mission, a handful of magic beans, and horrible demons. Of course we are all left waiting for a galant hero to ...

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My Aunties Pipe

Advantages: A great story, very funny.
Disadvantages: Feels a little dated, sometimes loses itself

This was the first Rankin book I ever read. Although brought to the author by a friend telling me about talking sprouts, I decided to start his books in chronological order. This as it turned out was the best way to start. Included is a fantastic story, w ...

ArmatigeShanks 10.04.2001 · Read full review

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Excellent first in a trilogy of four !?!

Advantages: Makes you crease up with laughter
Disadvantages: If you have no sense of humor, this is not for you

The first thing I thought when I saw the cover of this book in the Bookstore, was, what an odd title. I picked it up and then started browsing through. Rankin brings alot of his Brentford life into his books, but he does it in a most amusing way. His c ...

Tessa 25.10.2000 · Read full review

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