Monday, February 09, 2015

Book Excerpt for the Day

    It certainly did not lack for excitement, nor for ingenuity upon the part of my friend.  Indeed, he came up with several ploys and strategems which I have no hesitation in saying had to be unique in the field of crime solution.  The business regarding Her Majesty the Queen and the see-through aspidistra plant was little less than inspired.  And his employment of radio waves during the period he spent in suspended animation, prior to erecting the full-size facsimile of the Forth Bridge, was a work of genius.

    I must emphasize my admiration for the way he dealt with the conundrum of the Greek lady-boy and the travelling rhinoceros impersonator.  And his bravery when confronted by quite so many fire-walkers whilst he foiled the evil intentions of the psychic triplets should have earned him the Order of the Garter at the very least.

    (from The Chickens of Atlantis by Robert Rankin)

    8*/10.  The complete review is here.

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