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Postby raisindot » Sun Dec 26, 2010 2:28 am

Bouncy Castle wrote:Is Mike Ripley the guy who writes about a guy in the 80s who drives a de-commisioned black cab?


Dats der bunny!

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Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:15 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I've read 2 or 3 of those, and thoroughly enjoyed them.
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Postby Joolz » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:55 pm

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.

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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?

Or "Its a long way to the bog when you really wanna go"
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Postby nickinwestwales » Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:16 am

Loved the original Brentford trilogy-have found everything since to be increasingly laboured attempts to match them
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:30 pm

For fans of Robert Rankin - if you have a Poundland near you, check it out as they had first edition hardbacks of Knees Up Mother Earth in the Cardiff branch for £1 (well it is Poundland). :D
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Postby raisindot » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:48 pm

Tonyblack wrote:For fans of Robert Rankin - if you have a Poundland near you, check it out as they had first edition hardbacks of Knees Up Mother Earth in the Cardiff branch for £1 (well it is Poundland). :D


You Brits get all the breaks! KUME is my favorite Rankin, yet no local bookstores sell it (had to borrow from the library).

If anyone would be kind enough to pick a couple up for me, I would gladly pay you DOUBLE what you paid for it(:D) plus shipping if you'd send it me.
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:42 pm

raisindot wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:For fans of Robert Rankin - if you have a Poundland near you, check it out as they had first edition hardbacks of Knees Up Mother Earth in the Cardiff branch for £1 (well it is Poundland). :D


You Brits get all the breaks! KUME is my favorite Rankin, yet no local bookstores sell it (had to borrow from the library).

If anyone would be kind enough to pick a couple up for me, I would gladly pay you DOUBLE what you paid for it(:D) plus shipping if you'd send it me.
No promises, Jeff, but I'll pop into the city centre tomorrow and see if they still have any. :wink:
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:27 am

I got you a couple of copies, Jeff. I have PMed you. :wink:
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:59 pm

I had a look nothing there but the store is not a large one like in the city centres.
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Postby chris.ph » Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:57 pm

sorry wwd if i had seen this this morning i would have got you a copy as well :cry: i will see if there are any left next weekend for you
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:59 pm

chris.ph wrote:sorry wwd if i had seen this this morning i would have got you a copy as well :cry: i will see if there are any left next weekend for you
I picked up another copy this morning that WWD can have if he wants it. :wink:
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Postby chris.ph » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:05 pm

was it a pound tony :wink:
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:08 pm

chris.ph wrote:was it a pound tony :wink:
Funny you should ask, chris. It was indeed. How did you know? :P
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Postby chris.ph » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:10 pm

ive got crystal balls :wink:
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:32 pm

chris.ph wrote:sorry wwd if i had seen this this morning i would have got you a copy as well :cry: i will see if there are any left next weekend for you
Thanks Chris but I have a signed copy, just went in to see if there was anything else there. :)
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