Books to curl up with: a librarian's musings

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse

I am not even sure how to describe this book by Robert Rankin. This book is a bizarre adult fairytale. This is the story of Jack, a thirteen year old orphan, who want to go to the big city. He gets there not realizing it is Toy Town. He meets Eddie, a teddy bear who is also a detective. Jack gets involved in solving a series of murders by a killer who leaves chocolate bunnies as his calling card.

I enjoyed this book, but it is not for everyone. It has lots of puns and word play. He plays with the images of classic nursery characters like Madame Goose, who runs a brothel. If you like Douglas Adams of Hitchhiker fame or Jasper Fforde, you will love this though.


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