The Antipope - Robert Rankin

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The Antipope - Robert Rankin

Fiction - Science Fiction - ISBN: 055213841X

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published 15/04/2001 | andrewsi
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Pro Very funny, and incredibly quirky characters
Cons Possibly too strange for many people
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"Very British book"

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.

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Fiction - Science Fiction - ISBN: 055213841X

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Type: Fiction

Genre: Science Fiction

Title: The Antipope

Author: Robert Rankin

ISBN: 055213841X

EAN: 9780552138413


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