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Robert Rankin
Birth date: July 27, 1949
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Shelf Indulgence
Shelf Indulgence rated it 8 years ago
Earlier this year, someone on an online forum I frequent offered to send a mystery box of books to anyone who would be willing to pay to have them shipped. Given that I like free books, I had read enough of this person's reviews to know he had good taste in fiction, and I always like to discover ne...
The English Student
The English Student rated it 8 years ago
OK, I get it. Rankin's stories are undoubtedly cleverer than they first seem. The Fandom of the Operator, a story in part about fans and fannishness and the death of a revered author (sadly apposite given this week's events; but then books can come to you like that), begins in 1950s Brentford, with ...
XLeptodactylous rated it 8 years ago
Cornelius Murphy and his friend Tuppe set off on an epic adventure to find the missing papers of self-proclaimed Grand Master of Everything, Hugo Artemis Solon Saturnicus Reginald Arthur Rune's book; The Book of Ultimate Truths. Starting out in Scotland, ready to buy the remaining items of an estate...
XLeptodactylous rated it 9 years ago
Probably one too many in the series, but a good yarn nonetheless. Darwin is, as he will ever remain, a wonderfully thought-through character, preferable to many of the so-called Sapiens I have encountered.
Anfenwick rated it 9 years ago
That was entertaining though what I really like is a bit more depth to my reading. It's the sort of book I would read if I had a long commute and wanted to relax with nothing much on my mind. Rankin serves up genre candy - a mix of sci-fi, fantasy and detective novel in an exotic but nevertheless fa...
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