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The Witches of Chiswick - Robert Rankin
The Witches of Chiswick
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We have all been lied to—a great and sinister conspiracy exists to keep us from uncovering the truth about our past. Have you ever wondered how Victorians like Jules Verne and H.G. Wells dreamed up all that fantastic futuristic fiction? Did it ever occur to you that it might have been based upon... show more
We have all been lied to—a great and sinister conspiracy exists to keep us from uncovering the truth about our past. Have you ever wondered how Victorians like Jules Verne and H.G. Wells dreamed up all that fantastic futuristic fiction? Did it ever occur to you that it might have been based upon fact? That War of The Worlds was a true account of real events? That Captain Nemo’s Nautilus even now lies rusting at the bottom of the North Sea? And what about the other stuff? Did you know, for instance, that Jack the Ripper was a terminator robot sent from the future? In this book, learn how a cabal of Victorian Witches from the Chiswick Townswomen’s Guild, working with advanced Babbage super computers, rewrote 19th-century history, and how a 21st-century boy called Billy Starling uncovered the truth about everything.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780575075450 (0575075457)
Publisher: Gollancz
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
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Tesseract Thoughts
Tesseract Thoughts rated it
3.0
Wow. This started out harmless enough with a little sci-fi and some humor, and then added witches, and time travel, and then more time travel, and then HG Wells, and Mary Poppins and the Elephant Man, and then it started getting strange!I certainly like my humor goofy, but this got downright silly, ...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
3.0
Almost as funny as Terry Pratchett. Rankin's style is different than Pratchett. Pratchett has humor and points. His characters are real people. Rankin is funny, his characters aren't real people. What drives the book is the humor and the playing on ideas. This playing is very clever and very r...
Watch - Eat - Read
Watch - Eat - Read rated it
4.0 The Witches of Chiswick
I read this a long time ago but remember it very fondly. I don't remember the exact details but it definitely had me laughing and thinking. The writer is skilled at this particular style
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