The Antipope - Robert Rankin
Fiction - Science Fiction - ISBN: 055213841X
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Review of "The Antipope - Robert Rankin"
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 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, grocer and part-time inventor.
The humour is excellent, if liable to be lost on non-British readers, and the writing very good. If you want to read some Rankin, then this is the book you should start out on.
Product Information : The Antipope - Robert Rankin
Manufacturer's product descriptionFiction - Science Fiction - ISBN: 055213841X
Genre: Science Fiction
Title: The Antipope
Author: Robert Rankin
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