The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse Paperback
A hilarious comic fantasy from the bestselling cult creator of the Brentford Triangle TrilogyOnce upon a time Jack set out to find his fortune in the big city.
But the big city is Toy City, formerly known as Toy Town, and it has grown considerably since the good old days and isn't all that jolly any more. And there is a serial killer loose on the streets. The old, rich nursery rhyme characters are being slaughtered one by one and the Toy City police are getting nowhere in their investigations.
Meanwhile, Private Eye Bill Winkie has gone missing, leaving behind his sidekick Eddie Bear to take care of things.Eddie may be a battered teddy with an identity crisis, but someone's got to stop the killer.
When he teams up with Jack, the two are ready for the challenge.
Not to mention the heavy drinking, bad behaviour, car chases, gratuitous sex and violence, toy fetishism and all-round grossness along the way.
It's going to be an epic adventure!
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 03/12/2009
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9780575085435
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Review by readafew
I found this in many ways reminded me of Jasper Fforde's Nursery Crime series. I'm not sure which one was written first. I enjoyed reading both and while there were things that were similar there was plenty of originality that they were very different. Both Rankin and Fforde love to play word games with their characters but the games they play are a bit different. Rankin tends to be a bit dirtier/raunchier than Fforde.Jack went seeking his fortune in the big city. After having a battle of wits with a fat farmer, Jack barely survives to reach the city. Once there he's robbed and left in an ally where Eddie Bear finds him. Eddie is a Teddie Bear and a Private Eye, however, being without dexterous digits, he needs a partner to help him out. His long time partner Bill Winkie has disappeared and Eddie needs a new partner to help him find out who's murdering the cities wealthy denizens. Jack and Eddie go on many adventures trying to solve the cases and keep surviving to detect another day. Very humorous book, good writing though some of the jokes may be hard to understand. It's a humorous, noir murder mystery with a bit of the outrageous thrown in.
Review by SomethingSomething
This book has the distinction of having my favorite novel title EVER. This is the story of a boy who decides to move to the city to find his fame and fortune. He happens on a city inhabited by living, breathing TOYS where, unfortunately, nursery rhyme characters are being snuffed by a serial killer. Somehow he ends up being tasked with solving the murders, with the help of a drunken teddy bear who begs for someone to turn him upside down so he can make better use of the alcohol that has collected in his feet. This book has it all and I seriously recommend it to anyone who wants a straight up out-of-the-box read. You won't be sorry.