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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:21 pm

I've read a few Rankin books, and I think they're great :P

Favourite so far is Witches of Chiswick :wink:
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Postby poohcarrot » Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:55 pm

My fave too! :P

Some Rankin books have crap endings.
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:59 pm

Sjoerd3000 wrote:I've read a few Rankin books, and I think they're great :P

Favourite so far is Witches of Chiswick :wink:


I haven't forgotten!!

Still trying to get East of Ealing out of Play.com, who say they posted it to me on 8th October! :roll:

Once I've re-read it, I'll post it off to you with the next 3 or four in the series.
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:05 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:
Sjoerd3000 wrote:I've read a few Rankin books, and I think they're great :P

Favourite so far is Witches of Chiswick :wink:


I haven't forgotten!!

Still trying to get East of Ealing out of Play.com, who say they posted it to me on 8th October! :roll:

Once I've re-read it, I'll post it off to you with the next 3 or four in the series.


No worries :P

There's no rush :wink:
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Postby MongoGutman » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:54 pm

I liked the Brentford 'trilogy', however all the books of his I've read without Pooley and O'Malley have just been tiresome
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Postby raisindot » Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:01 am

Right now I'm almost at the end of Sex and Drugs and Sausage Rolls.

It's pretty good, even if I don't know the full backstory of Soap and Pooley.

I'm also slogging through Waiting for Goldalming, which I'm just about to give up on. It's soooo disjointed and self-consciously "metafiction" that it's nearly unreadable.

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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:54 pm

Yes he went through a period where things were not going that great and it showed a bit but I know some people who liked it. :)
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:23 pm

I've just re-read Godalming.

In fact I've re-read most of my Rankin/Pratchet books over the last 4 days whilst being snowed in!!
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Postby deldaisy » Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:34 pm

raisindot wrote:Right now I'm almost at the end of Sex and Drugs and Sausage Rolls.

It's pretty good, even if I don't know the full backstory of Soap and Pooley.

I'm also slogging through Waiting for Goldalming, which I'm just about to give up on. It's soooo disjointed and self-consciously "metafiction" that it's nearly unreadable.

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Curious....

When AC/DC sing "Its a long way to the top if you wanna rock and roll" in America.... does everyone sing "Its a long way to the shop if you wanna sausage roll" like we always did here in Oz?
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:27 am

Had some time to spare yesterday in Amsterdam, so visited some bookshops. Found Apocalypso in a secondhand bookshop :D
The book went home with me :wink:
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:29 am

deldaisy wrote:
raisindot wrote:Right now I'm almost at the end of Sex and Drugs and Sausage Rolls.

It's pretty good, even if I don't know the full backstory of Soap and Pooley.

I'm also slogging through Waiting for Goldalming, which I'm just about to give up on. It's soooo disjointed and self-consciously "metafiction" that it's nearly unreadable.

J-I-B

Curious....

When AC/DC sing "Its a long way to the top if you wanna rock and roll" in America.... does everyone sing "Its a long way to the shop if you wanna sausage roll" like we always did here in Oz?


You're a very strange woman!!
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Postby raisindot » Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:02 pm

Now I'm reading "Necrophenia" (Obviously, a "Who" pun).

It was okay, not incredibly original, recycling the usual rock and roll themes, but actually quite readable UNTIL---

Halfway through he brings in yet another Lazlo Woodbine section. Again. And we're off to 20 pages of totally useless, page-filling drivel. I skipped all of it. Totally unreadable. I don't care if it makes the rest of the plot even more incomprehensible than it already is. Why does Rankin DO these things? Does he really think this is funny or innovative or "metafictional"? He really does need a strong editor to keep him from giving in to his obvious self-indulgence.

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Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:11 pm

I love Rankin, but I have to agree that the Woodbine stuff is pretty crappy.
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Postby poohcarrot » Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:22 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:I love Rankin, but I have to agree that the Woodbine stuff is pretty crappy.

You're kidding, right? :shock:

Let's go Woodchuck is brilliant! He should do a whole book solely with Lip Gold Wood Nymph. Talking the toot with Fangio is hilarious. :lol: :lol:
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:34 pm

Let's go Woodchuck is brilliant! He should do a whole book solely with Lip Gold Wood Nymph.


You've lost me, mate.

Talking the toot with Fangio is hilarious.


It's an old tradition................. :wink:
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