Themes of what make us human are not tackled here thankfully because that is not what we expect of Rankin. What it does is give us an amusing adventure through territory that is ironic and familiar, and a number of gags the style of which he is famous. On the plus side, it is very relevant to the time it was written and the themes are identifiable.
There are some genuine laugh out loud moments, particularly a conversation about Astrology and the silliness and reinventing old gags that makes Rankin a great comedy writer. On the negative side, the story rarely seems to have a direction. The Voodoo Handbag of the title is not central to plot plot; it barely qualifies as a mcguffin. There is nothing here to recommend new readers but to those already familiar with Rankin, there is no reason to avoid it.
See more book reviews at my blog Aug 22, Andrew Lawston rated it really liked it. I'm a late convert to Robert Rankin - I wasn't convinced by his apparently improvised style and rambling storyline. But then I met Rankin at a couple of conventions over the last couple of years, and I've come to look at his books at an extension of the man himself. Dance of the Voodoo Handbag makes some of Rankin's other novels look positively coherent.
Robert himself though often in different personalities including private eye Lazlo Woodbine who's had adventures in just four locations is I'm a late convert to Robert Rankin - I wasn't convinced by his apparently improvised style and rambling storyline. Robert himself though often in different personalities including private eye Lazlo Woodbine who's had adventures in just four locations is trapped in the Necronet, a dreamscape that is part cyberspace, part dreamland, part fictional and possibly Pitted against Rob is Billy Barnes, the world leader and owner of Necrosoft.
Though it's frequently unclear what's going on, Dance of the Voodoo Handbag is never less than a thoroughly entertaining ride. Oct 19, Nathan Dehoff rated it really liked it. The follow-up to Sprout Mask Replica is more focused than its predecessor. He finds himself trapped in the Necronet, with his The follow-up to Sprout Mask Replica is more focused than its predecessor. He finds himself trapped in the Necronet, with his only hope being to outsmart Billy. The titular handbag, which belongs to the voodoo goddess Erzulie and is a gateway between the worlds of the living and the dead, also plays a role.
Very confusing! I know Robert Rankin's style and I usually like or appreciate it, but this was just over the top confusing. Half of the time I didn't know when we were or who the lead character was.
The other holds a piece of chocolate cake. Clothes were thrown haphazardly in a corner and both blue and red trumpets rested on their sides on another table. A guard tells me to throw them into the pile. Narrated by: Raza Jaffrey. Be in awe with the Pawn Stars when a print believed to be from Renaissance master Raphael comes into the shop. I never wanted to see myself in that situation. Then, Rick gets ready to party on when memorabilia from the s movie "Wayne's World" is brought in.
Maybe it's like Twelve Monkeys. I need to watch read it a few more times to understand what's happening. May 31, Kelly Foxhall rated it really liked it. One of my favourite authors. Nothing is how it seems in a Robert Rankin book, they are the best material to read when you want to escape from the norm. Jun 06, Mel rated it it was ok Shelves: humor-modern.
It got better near the end. Apr 08, Steve Marler added it. Aug 07, Paul Devall rated it really liked it Shelves: robert-rankin. Although I have read all the Robert Rankin work to date, I prefer the older stuff. Jun 20, Simon Jones rated it really liked it. Rankin at his best. A twisted plot that really doesn't make any sense is the whole thing a "tall-story" being told to us by someone in a pub? Great fun. Robin Blake rated it liked it Oct 06, Jo Coles rated it liked it Feb 23, Christopher Gillies rated it liked it Dec 25, Anthony Broadley rated it it was amazing Jul 03, Mikey rated it really liked it Feb 14, Matthew Bourns rated it really liked it Sep 30, Spencer Watts rated it liked it Dec 24, George Davie rated it liked it Mar 01, Matt rated it liked it Nov 07, Alun Phillips rated it liked it Oct 15, Harry Nagel rated it really liked it Jan 02, Aaren De Maele rated it really liked it Sep 23, Richard rated it it was amazing May 09, Naomi Dyke rated it liked it Jun 05, Paul rated it really liked it Oct 05, Rob rated it liked it Dec 23, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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He reasoned that by doing this he could avoid competing with any other living author in any known genre and would be given his own special section in WH Smith. From his early beginnings as a baby in , Robert Rankin has grown into a tall man of some stature. Somewhere along the way he experimented in the writing of books, and found that he could do it rather well.
Not being one to light his hide under a bushel, Mister Rankin continues to write fine novels of a humorous science-fictional nature. Other books in the series. Barking Mad Trilogy 3 books. Books by Robert Rankin. No trivia or quizzes yet. Looking for a Food Fight Music Video I listened to this one song on YouTube when I was younger mids and the music video involved a female singer singing about multiple cases of …. Black old man singing and playing piano with a blonde girl singing and walking on the beach Black old man singing and playing piano with a blonde girl singing and walking on the beach The song is romantic.
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The Dance of the Voodoo Handbag (Completely Barking Mad Trilogy Book 2) - Kindle edition by Robert Rankin. Download it once and read it on your Kindle. The Dance of the Voodoo Handbag: Barking Mad Trilogy, Book 2 Audible . It is the second book in the "Completely Barking Mad" Trilogy, preceded by 'Sprout.
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