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A brilliant book
on 19 September 2001
The person who said this book reads like a trip on acid was spot on which is a bit daft of me to say since I've never tried acid but anyway...
This book was my introduction to Robert Rankin. I read it for the first time in '96 and I recently re-read it. And it was just as enjoyable as the first time.
Due to a reality fracture the world leaves the age of science and enters the time of legends and myths where the formerly chronically unemployed (and for some mysterious reason recipient of the Queen's Award for Industry award) Maxwell Karrion finds himself Max Carrion, Imagineer. Carrion has to set out on a quest to do the bidding of an evil magician and here he encounters such things as traveling TVs, a bus whorshipping cult, news crumpets and barrack-room smut dressed up as arcane knight-speak.
I've only read two other books by Rankin and they were rather disappointing compared to this one ('The Greatest Show off Earth', 'Apocalypso'). I have high hopes for the Brentford books, however. Anyway, my advice is that if you haven't read anything by Robert Rankin before you could do a lot worse than starting with this one.