The Dance Of The Voodoo Handbag

The Dance Of The Voodoo Handbag This is 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 tells Billy will change his life foreverand the lives of other

  • Title: The Dance Of The Voodoo Handbag
  • Author: Robert Rankin
  • ISBN: 9780385409209
  • Page: 481
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  • This is 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 tells Billy will change his life foreverand the lives of other people as well.

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      Published :2019-06-11T13:02:37+00:00

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  • Robert Rankin

    When Robert Rankin embarked upon his writing career in the late 1970s, his ambition was to create an entirely new literary genre, which he named Far Fetched Fiction 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 Web Site Story Robert Rankin describes himself as a teller of tall tales, a fitting description, assuming that he isn t lying about it From his early beginnings as a baby in 1949, 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.

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  • The story begins in an insane asylum, and it is mad all the way through.This novel is a first person account with the author (or someone of the same name) as the main character. It also includes Voodoo gods, a Guardian Sprout (like an angel only vegetable based), and a madman bent on taking over the world. It is the second book in the “Completely Barking Mad” Trilogy, preceded by 'Sprout Mask Replica,' and followed by 'Waiting for Godalming.'It’s hard to pick a genre for this book, let alo [...]


  • If you've never read Rankin before then here's an easy, if not bizarre, novel to start with. It's a standard save the world from the madman affair, except it's from the viewpoint of a deluded schizophrenic, in a world populated by equally odd misfits. What strings this toegther is Rankin's off-the-wall (and at times hilarious) musings on our universe (no subject to large to tackle) and a clever mix of technology and religion (although not in much of a serious way, this is Rankin after all). As y [...]


  • Dance of the Voodoo Handbag follows very much in the nature of Robert Rankin's earlier work. Often that means it is lampooning an element of social culture at the time and integrating it into a bizarre and often amusing fantasy. In this case, having been written in 1998, I'm not entirely certain whether it is a parody of The Matrix or lampooning the Microsoft trial (knowing Rankin, probably both).Necrosoft has finally achieved the possibility of human immortality by creating a virtual world in w [...]


  • 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 158 adventures in just four locations) is [...]


  • The follow-up to Sprout Mask Replica is more focused than its predecessor. Since it’s Rankin, it still isn’t THAT focused, but it does follow one basic plot. There’s a company called Necrosoft that has discovered how to download personalities onto the Internet, which turns out to also be the world of dreams and the mind of God. Rankin’s fictional self runs afoul of Billy Barnes, the ruthless second-in-command to Henry Doors, owner of Necrosoft. He finds himself trapped in the Necronet, w [...]


  • 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. Maybe it's like Twelve Monkeys. I need to watch (read) it a few more times to understand what's happening.


  • 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.


  • So okay it wasn't that terrible but it was also like trying to read a Steven King novel through a kaleidoscope filled with bees. It got better near the end.




  • 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?) but then it's not really supposed to. Great fun.


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