The third book in the Brentford Trilogy, this is another humorous romp into flights of fancy that begin when Norman the shopkeeper re-invents the concept of the perpetual motion machine Its a great tale, of enormous proportions, which suffers from a rising crescendo that abruptly ends falling off an unexpected and rather unsatisfying cliff rather than a real ending.
Rankin has always had trouble with his endings, but this has got to be one of his worse. Still there are tons of funny bits and ex The third book in the Brentford Trilogy, this is another humorous romp into flights of fancy that begin when Norman the shopkeeper re-invents the concept of the perpetual motion machine Still there are tons of funny bits and exciting far fetched plot, of biblical proportions Mar 30, Jakub rated it really liked it. That's a pretty depressing ending, but the book is hilarious nonetheless.
Evil and non-evil robots, Sherlock Holms wielding Magnum 44, and the true location of Garden of Eden all await inside. Jun 18, Angela rated it liked it Shelves: fiction , re-read , esoteric. This book is silly and funny, and like other Rankin books gets steadily more silly towards the end - I think this one gets a bit lost though.
Dec 09, Joey Woolfardis rated it really liked it Shelves: humour , far-fetched-fiction , own , egads-bogen , champion , sterling , masculine , ce20 , bookshelf. Should be a good one though, though I'm sure some RR can be downgraded. Jan 29, Chris rated it it was ok. Compared with the first and second books in the trilogy I found this hard to finish.
People have complained about no female characters in the second book but not only are there none here, I wonder if there are any human characters either.
I felt that RR needed to outdo the other two books and painted himself into a corner with this one. In its favour it does seem to have got in early with the 'computers will control our lives' thing and may hav Compared with the first and second books in the trilogy I found this hard to finish. Also, what is with the ongoing 'control men's behaviour through violence' thing? I am tired of seeing this as a trope and it is only challenged once throughout the trilogy that I can recall. Occasionally there are flashes of the earlier books' control - the finale with its chase across town via derelict warehouses and the sinister megacorporation's hq - but there are also jumps of logic.
It also sets some kind of record for being metafictional what with Sherlock Holmes being the King Under Ground and Merlin the Magician showing up and one character turning into Hercules but oh how I wished for the place-first tightness of "The Antipope" and also "The Brentford Triangle" which for my money slightly edges ahead of 'Antipope' as the best book of the trilogy. Dec 18, Helle rated it liked it. Very funny at times, but lacking depth and in this case also ending a bit disappointing, East of Ealing is a nice enough novel.
May 08, Gordon Riby rated it it was amazing Shelves: sci-fi-and-fantasy. Any book that postulates that Brentford is the location of the Garden of Eden as depicted in the bible and that Penge is the true birthplace of Christ has got to be worth a read.
Brilliantly funny and imaginative. Jan 26, Martyn Stanley rated it it was ok. This is the one I bought and DNF'd. It wasn't particularly bad.
It just wasn't to my taste. I suspect, I just don't get - OR didn't get the humor at the time. I might enjoy these better now and I WILL give them another chance - or at least 'Antipope' if I find my copies, then we'll go from there.
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If you like random, whimsical stories wi Okay. If you like random, whimsical stories with a nonsensical edge. You might appreciate this series. If the idea of a group of pub regulars including a irishman saving the world sounds entertaining - this series might be for you.
By all means, give 'The Antipope' a go. May 23, Martin Haynes rated it really liked it. This was a holiday read. I have read quite a few of Robert Rankin's novels and enjoy his anarchic style. This book contains some of the ongoing adventures of two of the unlikeliest heroes in modern literature, Messrs O'Mally and Pooley who together with some reinforcements from Brentford once again defeat the forces of darkness in their bid to subvert creation.
Only gets four stars due to its being slightly overtaken by events. However, it's a good laugh and where are Omally and Pooley when you This was a holiday read. However, it's a good laugh and where are Omally and Pooley when you need them, probably in The Flying Horse or down the allotment! Aug 08, Paul Devall rated it really liked it. Bring back the Brentford Crew. Re- the 25 or so Rankin books on my shelf makes me hark back to the early days. I have read them all but some of the newer work has had me putting the book down never to pick it up again.
When these were written I worked in Brentford. The Flying Swan could easily have been our watering hole called The Beehive. Although as we know. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman hardback 2. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald , Paperback Martin Paperback, George R. You may also like.
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