5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Not Roberts best,
This review is from: The Da-Da-De-Da-Da Code (GOLLANCZ S.F.) (Hardcover)
Ok, Robert Rankin is getting well known for his different take on the comedic tale that has become popular through the likes of Terry Pratchett and Tom Holt, however that said, to be honest I felt that this book was a let down and preferred others of his such as "Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse" and "The Toyminator." Whilst these two do prove that Robert is a great writer it really does come as a shock when another one of his novels just doesn't hit that itch that you've had.
As to why this book just didn't do a thing for me I suspect that a big part of that was due to me being unable to form a bond with the protagonist and as such really did make this a heavy slog. I disliked him and he seemed disjointed and rather unfunctional as a protagonist, which really did cling to my perception throughout the whole tale. If I were to have to recommend one of Robert's books to a new reader, others rank higher than this and I do hope that future books return to a more conventional form that works for him.