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Ian Rankin & Inspector Rebus: The Official Story of the Bestselling Author and His Ruthless Detective: The Official Story of the Bestselling Author and His Ruthless Detective

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Packed with insightful interviews with Rankin, plotlines, story analysis, and a complete collector's guide, this fascinating accompaniment to a much-loved series will thrill both the initiated and the soon-to-be



Detective John Rebus first appeared in Ian Rankin's 1987 bestseller Knots and Crosses and has since gone on to appear in 17 books and numerous short stories, deligh
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ebook, 303 pages
Published May 27th 2014 by Not Avail (first published 2010)
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Jennifer
Jun 16, 2013 Jennifer rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No-one or someone who wants to see how not to write a book
Oh my this was bad. I see now that Craig Cabell makes a habit of cludging together books about well known writers. I won't be tempted.

There was something almost creepy about the awfulness of this book. After all it isn't unusual to get a book written by a journalist that reads like an unacknowledged collection of his (or her) articles, or a single idea padded out or repeated ad nauseam. Cabell does both (how alike are Rankin and Rebus - predictable but fair enough), and more. He has evidently ta
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Tony
What can I say? This book did not really add to my knowledge of Rebus or his creator. It is all pretty well documented elsewhere. I would love to know what Rankin made of it. That's if he bothered to read it. The whole book if full of non-secateurs. Even Bono gets dragged in at one point. Why? Parts seem arrogant, as if Cabell's opinion of Rankin's books are some kind of benchmark for us lesser mortals. And You'll find yourself startled by the extraordinary analogies that Cabell uses. But not in ...more
False Millennium
If I didn't know better I would have said this was self published, and that about sums it up. A love letter to a favorite author. I thought he only grazed the surface with such a wealth of material. A prolific writer who has had fame for quite a while, with a severely handicapped child, the locale of Edinburgh and Scotland in fiction, and the novels themselves.
Judy
There was something a bit awkward about this book with a lot of it devoted (rather pointlessly, I thought) to how much of Rankin is in Rebus. Interesting analysis of Rankin's progress as a writer.
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