The Brentford Triangle Paperback
'Omally groaned. "It is the end of mankind as we know it. I should never have got up so early today" and all over Brentford electrical appliances were beginning to fail...' 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?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/08/1992
- Category: Science fiction
- ISBN: 9780552138420
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Review by defrog
Rankin is about one of my favorite writers at the moment – he’s sort of an occult version of Terry Pratchett or Douglas Adams. As far as I know, you can’t get his stuff in the US, so some of you will have to trust me on this. This is the second book of the Brentford Trilogy (which is now seven books long). Not high lit by any means, but always good fun.
Review by SonicQuack
The Brentford Triangle is a stand-alone entry in to the myriad of novels that Rankin has centered around Brentford. The series hasn't really evolved much. They are still full of running gags, wry humour, clever prose and a multitude of oddball characters. The central characters are no stereotypical heroes, if anything their adventures happen to them, which of course is the lure of Rankin's work. The plot in Triangle is absurd, the action incredulous and it's a short enough read to keep it punchy. It's not as clever as later entries, but it's definitely worth a read, if you've any or none of Rankin's work you'll still enjoy this wacky, but not slapstick book.
Review by isabelx