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They Came and Ate Us: Armageddon II: The B-Movie

(Armageddon #2)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  1,288 ratings  ·  13 reviews
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
Paperback, 336 pages
Published April 1st 1992 by Corgi (first published 1991)
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James Barnard
Feb 12, 2014 rated it liked it
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
Joakim Bairamoglou
Aug 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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!!!!
Joey Woolfardis
Classically Rankin - running gags, puns all 'round, and at the end, well, brilliant.
Robert J.
Jan 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
It's Rankin, it's clever and funny and I liked it.
Could have done without so much of the self referential humor, but he wrote it before it was that dated.
John-Paul R
Aug 03, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  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
Tim Schneider
Nov 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Adam Sprague
Nov 12, 2012 rated it liked it
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.
Dec 10, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
childish silliness but diverting fun
Gillian Taylor
Feb 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
More Hugo Rune madness, Rex confusion & it.
Jan 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Confusing and surreal, but good.
Nov 14, 2010 rated it it was ok
Confusing, to say the least.
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