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Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:13 pm

I had a big RRRR (Robert Rankin Re-Read) at the weekend.

Can any of you recommend authors in the Rankin/Pratchett mold (ie, potty and funny) that I could start with?
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:17 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:I had a big RRRR (Robert Rankin Re-Read) at the weekend.

Can any of you recommend authors in the Rankin/Pratchett mold (ie, potty and funny) that I could start with?
Have you read Jasper Fforde, BC? They are really funny but need to be read in order. Start with The Eyre Affair. :wink:
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:34 pm

I was told by a "friend" that "you probably wouldn't understand JF".

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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:04 pm

Some friend! :roll:

If you like Pratchett and Rankin, you'll certainly enjoy Jasper. I've recommended him to quite a few people and they've all loved his books.
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Postby theoldlibrarian » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:54 pm

I love Jasper and Pratchett but I don't love Rankin.
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Postby chuckie » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:13 pm

Have just finished Jasper Ffordes "The big over easy". Very funny. :lol:
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Postby chris.ph » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:44 pm

ive just finished shades of grey , :) strange but very good
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:46 pm

theoldlibrarian wrote:I love Jasper and Pratchett but I don't love Rankin.
Each to their own Fforde did nick one of the Rankin phases which I have not quite forgot about yet even after I had a book signed by him when he was a GOH at our convention but he is an Ok guy to talk to. But for me the the Rankin beats Fforde especially when talking to him. :)
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:46 pm

Who's Wee Dug wrote: . But for me the the Rankin beats Fforde especially when talking to him. :)



It must be a tradition, or an old charter, or something. ..
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:53 pm

You took the words right out of my mouth Bouncy. :)
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Postby Dotsie » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:47 pm

I've reserved The Antipope at the local library. Will I like it do you think, or is it like Terry where the first book is not necessarily the best place to start?
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:50 pm

Dotsie wrote:I've reserved The Antipope at the local library. Will I like it do you think, or is it like Terry where the first book is not necessarily the best place to start?
I've only read a few of the rankin books and The Antipope was one of them. If it had been the first one (Snuff Fiction was the first I read) I wouldn't have bothered with any more. I really didn't think much of Antipope. Please don't let it put you off reading others. :wink:
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Postby poohcarrot » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:58 pm

The Antipope isn't the best. If you read it, then the other 7 or 8 in the Brentford trilogy, then read it again, you'll enjoy it more. :P

The more of his books you read, the funnier they get, because the same running gags always appear in every book - believe me!

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Postby Dotsie » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:57 pm

:lol: You soppy old thing!

OK, I will promise to read another even if I don't much like it.
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:39 pm

I ordered the The Witches of Chiswick found a cheap secondhand copy on the internet :wink:

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