The Dance of the Voodoo Handbag, Paperback
4 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Surfing the Web? If Billy had looked a Anyone can do that! Why not little more carefully at Try something really radical? the small ad, he might Access the departed by body-boarding the never have sold his Necronet. grandma's soul to science. But he didn't, so he did. Never has it been more Easy. All you have to do is The cheque from NECROSOFT Enter the Soul bounced and all Billy got Database by taking a left-hand turn off the Information left in the old girl's will Super-Highway and was the handbag. The Voodoo Handbag. The talking You're there. In the Land Voodoo Handbag. The tales Of the Virtual Dead. Send for details today. it told Billy would change U know it makes sense. his life forever - and the lives of other people too.

Those few who still had lives. In what must surely rank as his most extraordinary work to date, the Teller of Tall Tales has combined his extensive knowledge of the occult with his unique brand of savage humour to produce a Techno-Gothic masterpiece guaranteed to send shivers down the spines of PC users everywhere.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9780552145800



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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 you might expect there are a few recurring gags in there, just to ensure conisitency with his other books. It's a clever plotline (for once) and there's no gaping holes that are evident in some of his other stories. It's also not too long, another prevalent problem in a few of his books. This is spot one. Quirky, yet funny. Dark at times, slapstick at others. A book well worth the time.

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I love when Rankin writes in the first person, and i love the character on lazlo woodbine. This book combines both beautifully, as usual rankin fills the book with bizarre plot twists, nonsensical happenings and a truck load of gags, one of the most recent rankin books i have read, which i am pleased about as the more you read of this author the more you enjoy his books.

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