|The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse (GollanczF.)|
by Robert Rankin
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Publisher: Gollancz (2003-08-01)
ISBN-10/ISBN-13: 0575074019 / 9780575074019
Amazon.com Sales Rank: 728221
“Like a mad toymaker's fever dream, Rankin's uproarious book imagines a town where toys and nursery rhymes come to life and pursue human activities: they walk, talk, eat, drink and commit heinous crimes. Thirteen-year-old Jack goes to the City to find fortune, unaware that the City is in fact Toy City, where legends and fables walk (orstumble, if they've had too much to drink). He meets up with detective teddy bear Eddie, who is investigating the murder of Humpty Dumpty. (...) Although the story is wickedly clever and the payoff is a great and satisfying surprise, the real delight comes from watching Rankin work his linguistic magic: characters talk in hilariously circular and self-aware dialogue, and puns and wordplay are packed into the prose like sardines in a tin. Although substantially darker and edgier than the Hitchhiker's series, this gem will appeal to Douglas Adams fans, as well as lovers of British humor in general.”
Toy Townolder, bigger, and certainly not wiser. The Old Rich, who have made their millions from the royalties on their world-famous nursery rhymes, are being murdered one by one. A psychopath is on the loose, and he must be stopped at any cost. It’s a job for Toy Town’s only detectivebut he’s missing, leaving only Eddie Bear, and his bestest friend Jack, to track down the mad killer.
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