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NECROPHENIA is Robert Rankin's THIRTIETH book! We have more than quintupled Rankin's hardcover sales since he joined us, and have sold more than 80,000 copies of THE HOLLOW CHOCOLATE BUNNIES in MMP BBC Audio are releasing, with great fanfare, an audio dramatisation of THE BRIGHTONOMICON, starring David Warner as Hugo Rune and Andy Serkis as his arch-nemesis Count Otto Black. David Warner is a huge fan of Rankin's books and begged for the part! Rankin gives great celebrity, winning new fans wherever he appears. Rankin has a huge and devoted fan club who are prepared to do anything they can to put Rankin at the top of the charts. 'Stark raving genius' The Observer 'To call Rankin irreverent doesn't begin to describe just how very good he is at playing with the rules' The MIRROR

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Robert Rankin is an unrepentant Luddite who writes his bestselling novels by hand in exercise books.


British humorist Rankin's latest journey into absurdity manages, sometimes in spite of itself, to be a entertaining read. Teen narrator Tyler spends the 1960s alternating between playing glam rock with his band, the Sumerian Kynges, who signed a fame-and-fortune contract in blood with the mysterious Mr. Ishmael, and working as a private detective. His adventures eventually lead to encounters with "the Spirit of the Nineteen-Sixties," the Rolling Stones and the evil Papa Keith Crossbar. Frequent Rankin readers will recognize '50s private eye Lazlo Woodbine and the secret Ministry of Serendipity (last seen in The Brightonomicon) as well as plot twists involving time travel and parallel worlds. The narrative occasionally gets muddled--notably during the mid-book scenes with Elvis and the hurried denouement--but fans of Rankin's zany style will find more than enough humor to outweigh their quibbles. (Dec.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

'Stark raving genius'--OBSERVER on Robert Rankin
'To call Rankin irreverent doesn't begin to describe just how very good he is at playing with the rules'--THE MIRROR

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