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The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse (2002)

de Robert Rankin

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THE HOLLOW CHOCOLATE BUNNIES OF THE APOCALYPSE is set in Toy City. The Old Rich, who have made their millions from the royalties on their world-famous nursery rhymes, are being slaughtered. One by One. Horribly. A psychopath is on the loose. He must be stopped at all costs. It's a job for Towtown's only detective, Eddie Bear.… (més)
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Robert Rankin has been described as “Douglas Adams on crack”. That’s not a bad description. Neither is “H.P. Lovecraft with a sense of humor”. Or “Michael Moorcock when he’s in a funny mode and the Eternal Champion is off roaming in Tanelorn somewhere”. Or “Jasper Fforde with a less disciplined editor”.


At any rate, Rankin writes funny scifi/fantasy set in England (usually; New York City and Hollywood have also turned up). There’s always a bar where everybody hangs out, usually a soccer team (that’s football for our rest-of-the-world friends), often time travel, and a regular cast of characters (Count Otto Black, Hugo Rune, Barry the Alien Sprout, Lazlo Woodbine, and some others I can’t remember off the top of my head). The plots tend to be similar: one or more evil geniuses have concocted a scheme to End The World as We Know It, often with the help of Powers that Are Better Left Unmentioned Lest they Come When Called. The only possible way the conspiracy can go wrong is through some highly unlikely event, and the only possible person(s) that can pull off the unlikely event are one or more hopeless losers who have never accomplished anything worthwhile in their lives. Needless to say, said hopeless losers always come through, often in a gutwrenchingly funny fashion.


I haven’t read the entire oeuvre, but here’s some capsule reviews:

*The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse: Jack becomes detective Eddie Bear’s sidekick, and they crack the case of the aforementioned bunnies. Eddie is a stuffed bear, who can only get drunk if he stands on his head (else the sawdust soaks it all up).

*The Toyminator: Eddie and Jack return to explain chickens.

*Necrophenia: Explains what actually happened to Elvis, and The Tyler Method.

*Sex, Drugs, and Sausage Rolls: The story of the rock band Ghandi’s Hairdryer, and the end of the world.

*Knees Up, Mother Earth: The World As We Know It will come to an Awful End unless the Brentford soccer team (perennial losers) wins the Cup.


Well, I could go on. There’s 30 or so Rankin books. As hinted, Rankin sometimes needs an editor who will be a little firmer with him – the plots can sometimes get a little muddled (although it’s often hard to tell; maybe they’re supposed to be muddled). Although the books are nominally in series, you can start anywhere (the only exception being you should probably read The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse before The Toyminator. And a word of warning: the Amazon recommendation engine suggested Rankin based on other books I’d read. ( )
  setnahkt | Dec 18, 2017 |
Cute, bizarre and occasionally funny story about a young man (Jack) who travels to the ‘city’ to make his fortune. When he arrives he discovers to his astonishment it is actually Toy City, where the toys live (emphasis on ‘live’). He teams up with Eddie Bear, a talking teddy bear whose owner (and partner in a private detective agency) has disappeared. But Eddie Bear is determined to solve the case of the murder of Humpty Dumpty. Soon other murders occur, and Eddie starts to think there is a serial killer in Toy City. I enjoyed the story, but I think Jasper Fforde’s Nursery Crime series (with a similar premise) is funnier. 3.5 stars ( )
  dorie.craig | Jun 22, 2017 |
I don't know what it is, but Robert Rankin is one of those authors I wish I enjoyed more than I do. He's inventive with a good turn of phrase - in this book he makes excellent use of the repetition of words and phrases with slightly different meanings - but, somehow, I just don't find his writing style very engaging.

This is the story of young Jack heading to The City to seek his fortune and finding a city entirely unlike the one he had expected - a toytown filled with clockwork bartenders and jack-in-the-boxes and teddy bears, and finding himself embroiled in a noir detective tale involving the murders of Humpty Dumpty and other fairy tale luminaries. For such a light book (albeit with murders and underage drinking and sex) I found it a bit of a slog, and far less fun than it should have beem.

2.5 stars ( )
  Pezski | Jun 8, 2017 |
Jack decides to leave his small factory town and go to the city to make his fortune. The city he ends up at is Toy City where toys are alive and nursery rhyme characters are real. Jack meets Eddie Bear, a live teddy bear, and agrees to help him investigate the murder of Humpty Dumpty, one of the city's citizens that made his fortune with his nursery rhyme. Soon more of the city's old rich nursery rhyme characters start to die in gruesome ways and Eddie and Jack realize that they have a serial killer on their hands.

The story was OK, Jack annoyed me but I liked Eddie's character. How can you not like a teddy bear that sits on his head at a bar so the alcohol will stay in his head instead of settling into his legs? I appreciated the humor at the beginning of the story, but the recurring jokes began to get old very quickly. The more I got into the story, the harder it was for me to stay interested in what was happening. I preferred Jasper Fforde's The Big Over Easy to this novel if you are looking for a nursery rhyme murder mystery book. ( )
  Cora-R | Jan 13, 2016 |
Jack, but not any of the Jacks you've heard of, comes to Toy City (formerly Toy Town) to find his fortune. He is promptly mugged and then hooks up with an alcoholic teddy bear named Eddie. Eddie is formerly the bear of Bill (Wee Willie) Winkie, private detective, and someone is killing off Preadolescent Poetic Personalities, starting with Humpty Dumpty.

Many of the toys in the city, especially the wind-up cars are described in detail that borders on a fetish. Eddie tends to just make up strings of words, and constantly uses a comparison phrase that he is compulsively unable to finish. The author compulsively introduces a new scene or piece of information with the phrase "it's a fact well known to those who know it well that..." All of which begins to grate less than half way through the book.

Eddie and Jack spend most of their time drunk, stumbling from one crime scene to another, where they alternate being clever and figuring out what happened, until they finally stumble upon the villain, wait for him to monolog while they are saved by the deus-ex-machina. The fact that Eddie and Jack are completely aware of all of the tropes, including the Maguffin to distract the villain.

The self-aware take on nursery rhymes and fairy tales has been done better and less crassly elsewhere, notably in the Nursery Crimes books of Jasper Fforde and The Incredibles. ( )
  grizzly.anderson | Oct 19, 2015 |
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THE HOLLOW CHOCOLATE BUNNIES OF THE APOCALYPSE is set in Toy City. The Old Rich, who have made their millions from the royalties on their world-famous nursery rhymes, are being slaughtered. One by One. Horribly. A psychopath is on the loose. He must be stopped at all costs. It's a job for Towtown's only detective, Eddie Bear.

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