Could it be that Pooley and Omally, whilst engaged on a round of allotment golf, mistook laser-operated gravitational landing beams for the malignant work of Brentford Council? Does the Captain Laser Alien Attack machine in the bar of the Swan possess more sinister force than its magnetic appeal for youths with green hair? Is Brentford the first base in an alien onslaught on planet Earth?
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 30 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 fans, 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 04-12-13
Another Rankin classic
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I really enjoyed this book as the characters are so engaging with the central figures of Pooley & Omally as likeable lay abouts. The presence of Professor Slocombe and Neville the part time man.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Brentford Triangle?
I enjoy the whole story arc as the plot develops and as with most of Rankin's work the journey itself is part of the pleasure rather than just a means to getting to the climax.
Which character – as performed by Robert Rankin – was your favourite?
He does all the characters well but Pooley really does come across well.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No, I did it hour to hour and a half stints. It would be possible to listen all the way through but I just don't have a block of 8 hours of peace to do it.
Any additional comments?
The works of Rankin are always something I enjoy but the Brentford sagas are the highlight for me. I think 'The Antipope' is the best of all Rankin's book with him as the narrator and some support for the individual characters as this adds a bit of texture to the whole thing. However I always find it a pleasure to listen to Rankin's narration and prefer this massively to the Brightonomican.
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