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Summary

The story of Billy, whose Grandmother left him the "voodoo handbag" in her will, after he had sold her soul to science. The tales it told Billy would change his life for ever - and the lives of other people too.

©1998 Robert Rankin (P)2014 Audible Studios

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"This is Rankin at his comic best. He does for England what Spike Milligan does for Ireland. There can be no higher praise" (John Clute, Mail on Sunday)
"We read Rankin for his exuberant salmagundi of old jokes, myths urban and otherwise, catchphrases, liberatingly crazy ideas, running gags, recurring characters and locations, unreliable, autobiogrpahical anecdotes...he becomes funnier the more you read him" (Mat Coward, Independent)

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Just because you're paranoid...

Read in glorious Brent-o-coustix (tm) by our beloved Mr Rankin himself! The man is, in the kindest sense, either mad, or a genius.

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Crazy cyclical journey

The master of Far Fetched Fiction brings possibly the greatest novel. Clearly it was dictated to him by none other than Hugo Rune himself.

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  • edward delaney
  • 15-02-17

another great Rankin

this was another great Rankin story. I have six words remaining in this review
thanks

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  • Emma
  • 07-12-20

A bit odd, but it does come together in the end

This one is non linear and a bit surreal, but entertaining all the way. I had to go back and relisted a few times before I realized it makes sense only in the way dreams do for about the first half.

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  • Cori Steinberg
  • 01-01-21

wtf

I honestly don't know what this was? It's either brilliant or terrible. The whole story is wrapped in confusion as though the reader is seeing into the mind of a mentally ill person suffering from delusion. If that is the goal, to present a snapshot of illness, then it certainly did its job.

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