Something sinister is happening east of Ealing. The prophecies of The Book of Revelation are being fulfilled. Lateinos & Romiith, a vast financial network, is changing all the rules with a plan to bar-code every living punter and dispense with old-fashioned money.
A diabolical scheme, which would not only end civilisation as we know it, but seriously interfere with drinking habits at the Flying Swan. Can Armageddon, Apocalypse and other inconveniences of the modern age be stopped by the humble likes of Pooley and Omally, even with the help of Professor Slocombe and the time-warped Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street...?
Robert Rankin describes himself as a teller of tall tales. The Morning Star describes him as 'The Master of Silliness', and his publisher describes him as The Master of Far Fetched Fiction. He is the author of more than thirty novels, of which he has sold millions of copies, and he makes people laugh around the world. Robert loves going on tour, signing books for readers, and his appearances at signings and conventions are legendary, often including a stand-up routine, a song (accompanied by his 'air-ukulele'), and an always-entertaining question-and-answer session.
”He becomes funnier the more you read him” ( Independent)
”Everybody should read at least one Robert Rankin in their life” ( Daily Express)
”One of the rare guys who can always make me laugh” (Terry Pratchett)
”To the top-selling ranks of humorists such as Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett, let us welcome Mr Rankin” (Tom Hutchinson, The Times)
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By SeaEagle1453 on 14-12-13
A cracking story by Rankin
Would you consider the audio edition of East of Ealing to be better than the print version?
I have only had the audio version and really enjoyed it.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Pooley and Omalley are always my favourites. They are just so likeable layabout who are once more called upon to save the world.
What about Robert Rankin’s performance did you like?
I think Rankin brings a richness to the tale, adding colour and texture. Sometimes authors are terrible when reading their own work but happily with Rankin this is not the case.
Any additional comments?
I really enjoyed this book, superbly read by the author.
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By siouxiebloo on 26-05-15
Fun, Laughter & Totally Hypnotic!
This is the first Robert Rankin book ive ever read & believe me it wont be the last!
Robert Rankins narrative added to the storyline as in my mind only he could bring the characters too life just as his mind had created them!
Hold on to your seats as your imagination goes for a journey joining the lifelong friends John & Jack as they bumble their way through an adventure which kept me totally engrossed & that I had to listen to in one sitting...
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By Maria on 27-06-15
a convoluted end
Is there anything you would change about this book?
Quite frankly the end. I would perhaps expand a bit more on Pooley and Omaley's conclusion. Not to mention the bartime bar man.
Would you be willing to try another book from Robert Rankin? Why or why not?
As always I am a fan of Mister Rankin, his far-fetched fiction is without a doubt a territory he has sliced for himself. Every page turn has more instead of less. Absurdities abound. This tittle, for all its promise and premise, leaves to many dangling plot lines in the air.
By Derek on 02-04-15
Love this series.
Jim and John are at it again. I love these characters. British humor at its finest. Wish I could down a few pints at the Swan.