4.5 out of 5 (3 ratings)


He becomes funnier the more you read him.' IndependentIt has always been John Omally's secret ambition to become a rock star.

In his youth he mastered air guitar and wardrobe-mirror posing, but he lacked that certain something.

Talent. But at last an opportunity has arisen for John to get into 'The Industry'.

A band called Gandhi's Hairdryer are looking for a manager, so all John has to do is persuade them that he is the new Brian Epstein.

It should be a piece of cake. But - and there's always a but - there is something rather odd about this band.

Something other-worldly. It might be the lead singer, whose voice has the power to heal.

Might she be an angel, perhaps? Or could she be the Devil in disguise? Because, after all, the Devil does have all the best tunes. And this is Brentford. In this, his final offering of the twentieth century, Robert Rankin returns to the town of his birth, the friends of his youth and one of the loves of his life: Rock Music. 'Everybody should read at least one Robert Rankin in their life.' Daily Express


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9780552147415



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This book had me wetting myself, tear streamed down my face I could barely see the words. All in the first chapter.

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Telling the story of a band with a lead singer with a healing voice, and the lifes of the residents of brentford, thisfor me is Rankin at his very best. For any fan of music, this book will become even funnier as you realse just how much of the book is based around the music business. one of the few books that has made me cry with laughter.

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The sixth book in the Brentford Trilogy and another re-read. In which Jim Pooley and John O'Malley become the managers of a rock band called Gandhi's Hairdryers, while Soap Distant returns from the world below to find that history has changed but nobody else seems to have noticed. Not one of the better books in the series.

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