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Jack is thirteen. Surely he is old enough to be seeking his fortune
Having ignored all the warnings of a canabalistic farmer, Jack finds himself in Toy City (formerly Toy Town). Here, he joins up with Eddie, a private detective and stuffed bear (what did you expect in Toy City?). Together they end up investigating a string of murders (which isn't easy with no opposable thumbs!). Somebody is killing all of the old rich nursery rhyme characters.
The first to go is Humpty Dumpty, hard boiled in his own swimming pool. The only evidence, a hollow chocolate bunny.
Fast car chases, violence, heavy drinking and a lot of gratuitous sex, Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse is a great detective novel.....
This was the first book of Robert Rankin's that I ever read. Intrigued merely by the cover and the brief description in a magazine, I bought it. From the first page I was hooked. Jack with a cockiness that only thirteen year old seem to have. Eddie Bear, as cute as.....
Never before have my thought of nursery rhymes been so blue. You thought you knew Little Miss Muffett? Wait till you watch her TV Show!
Since reading this book, I have become hooked on Ranking and have since bought every other book that he has written. While this isn't his best work, it is still amongst my favourite, maybe because it was my introduction into his warped mind!
Having read all of the other books I have come back to Chocolate Bunnies and have been able to laugh even more at some of the 'in-jokes'.
If you are a Terry Pratchet fan then you will know exactly where Robert Rankin is coming from. A great read for all Rankin fans and anybody who enjoys a good hearty laugh.