I don't mind that Jack and Eddie drink a great deal or that Jack has a copious amount of sex. Jack and Eddie will soon be on the case, although it is unclear who, exactly, is the comedy side-kick. Robert often sets his novels in Brentford, which is the London suburb he grew up in. It's mad, but wonderfully funny. A friend lent me this book and the previous one, and she had to wait almost a year until I got to the part she knew would kill me. If the title makes you smile, play spot-the-film references.
To find out the person responsible behind the chain, they decide to infiltrate the chain of diners by joining it at a low level and rising up the level following the. When touched, the toys crumble to dust. I liked it enough that I went and got a physical copy of the book to give to a friend, who also really liked it. He also directed several of the stories from The Book of Blood. Eddie Bear, Toy City Private Eye, and his loyal sidekick, Jack.
This is a fun sequel, more action packed than the first book, and less of a mystery story. Well, two heroes actually, Eddie Bear, Toy City Private Eye and his loyal sidekick, Jack: our courageous twosome are about to face their biggest challenge yet, to save not only toykind, but the world of mankind too. However she runs, and she's clearly in trouble. It is meant to entertain and distract you. He mixes science fiction, occult, urban legends, gags, metafiction and steampunk together.
On the other hand, the speculation takes him 450 years back when the Borgias had walked on earth for the first time. That's not to say I didn't enjoy it, but there was a certain bit of novelty missing in the second book that was clear and present in the first. Had it not spent far too long in overwritten descriptions and had the action scenes been shorter and to the point, this would have been a much tighter read. Something is killing toys, some people think its aliens. With the body count rising and the forces of law and order baffled, it's time for a hero to step forward and save the day. There they discover that the hiding place of the doppelgangers is Bill Winkle's old house. Dorothy is revealed to be a vegetable from a different world, so Jack buries her he expects she will set roots and grow.
Which should keep them out of the pub for awhile. The biggest disappointment is that the title, the imagery it conjures and indeed the untrue front cover sets up the reader for expectations in the plot that do not exist. If you appreciate puerile and stupid humour then, go for it! It feels like a couple of years has passed since the events in Hollow Bunnies. There was so much potential for social class commentary or self acceptance but instead I got lazy writing. This volume however fails to introduce anything interesting in toyland and double-down on the salacious parts of the story with limited effect. And not in a good way.
But can this possibly be true, or is there a simple explanation - an alien invasion, for instance. Worse, the book turns into a cliche action mov I rather liked the first one because it was an actual creative endeavor with nursery rhymes and a world of toys. But on the whole, the idea of nursery rhyme characters being killed off in the land of toys was a pretty nifty one. Omally and Pooley are introduced as the stars of the Flying Swan and the Brentford Laboiur Exchange. And things are not going well for the citys inhabitants. If the title makes you smile, play spot-the-film references.
Eddie Bear is down on his luck again, and determined to be a detective. It was funny, light-hearted, inventive, and completely absurd. A typically entertaining, rude and quite bizarre Robert Rankin novel. We have endless references to movies. All the flying saucers are shot down. Author Biography Robert Rankin is an unrepentant Luddite who writes his bestselling novels by hand in exercise books. And at times the humor seems to pander to the lowest common denominator.
Overall, there are some elements that are still great, but I feel that Rankin has rushed this one. In the land of them, the instruments they brought with them from Toy City stop working. Rankin - Make a real Toyminator book so that General Electric mini-gun gets a proper outing! Perhaps calling it a deus-ex-machina is too much, but the fact is that the plot is resolved very quickly in but a handful of pages by explaining a bunch of things that happened behind the scenes. Very good: A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. The pun in the title will probably say more about whether you want to read a book like this or not, but here we go anyway. With proof of alien's involvement, they decide go back to Bill's house in Toy Town and follow the doppelgangers.