They Came And Ate Us: Armageddon II: The B-Movie
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They Came And Ate Us: Armageddon II: The B-Movie (Armageddon #2)

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QUIVER AT! Horrible demonic stuff oozing out of computer screens!
SHOCK HORROR! Elvis Presley pulling his face off!
GASP AT! a talking brussels sprout!
SEE! Cannibals on the rampage!
HEAR! Fido the Dog do Frankie Howerd impressions!
SEE! Rex Mundi, Rambo Bloodaxe, Deathblade Eric, Hugo Rune and a cast of millions caught up in Events Beyond Their Control!
THRILL TO! all the loose...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published April 1st 1992 by Corgi (first published 1991)
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Saoirse Sterling
Classically Rankin - running gags, puns all 'round, and at the end, well, brilliant.
John-Paul R
Aug 03, 2007 John-Paul R rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sprout lovers
They Came and Ate Us: Armageddon II, The B Movie.

It's been a while since I've read it, but this gem turned me on to the prolific talent that is Robert Rankin, one of the few people in the world who share my unique (read: seldom funny to anyone else) sense of humour. Running gags into the ground, outrageous re-writing of history, demonic conspiracies, sprout lore, plenty of toot talking and fat chewing all brought to a thrilling climactic rooftop confrontation.

It follows the adventures of Rex M...more
Joakim Bairamoglou
now how can this be better than the First cannot really say!!!but i love this one!!!i literally died laughing!!!i have to thank my wife eho bought me this as a gift!!!excellent!!!!
James Barnard
Another winner from Robert Rankin. The sequel to Armageddon: The Musical, this series is more outlandish and fantastical than the more grounded Brentford novels. Well, for outlandish, read “downright bonkers” at times, although there’s a method in the madness, and a strong moral code. After all, having characters from the future passing judgement on our own lives and times is a solid way of exposing the shortfalls of the age.

The world may shatter in the stories here, but the books themselves won...more
Tim Schneider
I think this may be one of the rare instances where the sequel outshines the original. At least it did for me. I liked Armageddon: The Musical quite a bit. I liked this one better. From start to finish.

This is Rankin at his maddest. And most importantly, and hilariously, he doesn't just break the fourth wall, he smashes it to dust, bakes it in to a cake and then dices it in to little pieces.

I couldn't get enough of Rex and Elvis battling the Anti-Christ while Deus Ex Machina-man constantly set...more
Adam Sprague
Nowhere near as funny as the first, and quite confusing as well. However Rankin still makes this an enjoyable read, despite it being worse than the first in the series. Looking forward to reading the third installment.
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Gillian Taylor
More Hugo Rune madness, Rex confusion & it.
childish silliness but diverting fun
Confusing and surreal, but good.
Confusing, to say the least.
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