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Retromancer by Robert Rankin
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Jul 21, 2010

really liked it
Read from March 03 to 11, 2014

I've been reading Robert Rankin religiously since 1992, but four years ago I lost my far-fetched mojo and gave up for a while. This book has been sitting by my bed all this time, and I regret not having picked it up sooner. I really enjoyed it, and found I had missed all Rankin's running gags (80s music references, beers named after type fonts, traditions and old charters and such).

Here, the teenage Jim Pooley wakes up in 1960s Brentford to find the Germans won WW2 and he has to eat bratwurst for breakfast. What else can he do but reunite with guru's guru Hugo Rune to go back in time to ensure the Allies win. Twelve tasks await them, all pulled off with Rune's standard flair and lack of funds. Needless to say, my mojo has returned and I shall now work my way through the other three beside my bed.

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“Her hair was simply red and her coat was deacon blue.”
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