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... 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. I’m guessing the book is set in the very early seventies, the ... Read review
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Community Level 4Thamisgith

Thamisgith

He's Not Selling Any Alibis

AdvantagesA decent, entertaining piece of fiction

DisadvantagesNone really, but a little strange -ooooooooh

"...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. I’m guessing the book is set in the very early seventies, the only clue we get is that two pints of “Large”, the preferred local draught, costs 10/6 (10 shillings and sixpence – ..." Read review
18.02.2003

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Community Level 1ppyrdlm

ppyrdlm

Bizarre!

AdvantagesInsane and Hilarious

DisadvantagesSometimes 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 not provide, instead it is left for a couple of down and outs from the local pub to save the world! Robert Rankin has a flair for creating a world so mad ..." Read review
24.09.2000

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Community Level 2ArmatigeSh...

ArmatigeShanks

My Aunties Pipe

AdvantagesA great story, very funny.

DisadvantagesFeels 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 read in short bursts either on the tube or as a way to escape a rainy Sunday. Written in the early eighties, it shares some similarities with the Hitch Hikers ..." Read review
10.04.2001

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Community Level 1Tessa

Tessa

Excellent first in a trilogy of four !?!

AdvantagesMakes you crease up with laughter

DisadvantagesIf 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 Pooley and John O'Mally, I can only but smile at the mention of their names. The ideas behind the story are not just entertaining, they're intriguing in ..." Read review
25.10.2000

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Community Level 2andrewsi

andrewsi

Very British book

AdvantagesVery funny, and incredibly quirky characters

DisadvantagesPossibly too strange for many people

"...beloved Brentford, this story concerns the rise to power of, well, the Antipope (bet you didn't see that coming?). The two main characters and lovable layabouts, Pooley and Omally (these two make appearences in many of Rankin's books), are more concerned with getting drunk than doing anything like saving the world from the Antipope. The rest of the cast of characters are all equally strange, from Neville the full time part-time barman, to Norman, ..." Read review
15.04.2001

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Type Fiction
Genre Science Fiction
Title The Antipope
Author Robert Rankin
ISBN 055213841X
EAN 9780552138413

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