The Antipope - Robert Rankin

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Fiction - Science Fiction - ISBN: 055213841X

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“He's Not Selling Any Alibis”

published 18/02/2003

ProA decent, entertaining piece of fiction

ConsNone 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 colourful (to put it mildly) local characters...

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“Bizarre!”

published 24/09/2000

ProInsane and Hilarious

ConsSometimes 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 save the day. Mr. Rankin of course does...

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“My Aunties Pipe”

published 10/04/2001

ProA great story, very funny.

ConsFeels 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, which is very funny, well paced, a great to...

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“Very British book”

published 15/04/2001

ProVery funny, and incredibly quirky characters

ConsPossibly too strange for many people

Ah, Robert Rankin... Definitely one of my favourite authors, and certainly one of the, shall we say, quirkiest? I would love to hand this to an American and see how much of it they got. Set in Rankin's beloved Brentford, this story concerns the rise to power of, well, the Antipope (bet you didn't...

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ProMakes you crease up with laughter

ConsIf 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 characters are so funny and yet real. Jim...

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