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The Greatest Show Off Earth

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Raymond's had a rough couple of days. Snatched from his allotment by a flying starfish from Uranus and sold as a delicacy in a Venusian food market, it seems like his luck has changed when he is rescued by the travelling circus. But then this isn't an ordinary circus.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 88 x 176 x 22mm | 158.76g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0552139246
  • 9780552139243
  • 433,131

Review quote

"[Rankin] does for England what Spike Milligan does for Ireland. There can be no higher praise." * Mail on Sunday *show more

About Robert Rankin

Robert Rankin is the author of Web Site Story, Waiting for Godalming, Sex and Drugs and Sausage Rolls, Snuff Fiction, Apocalypso, The Dance of the Voodoo Handbag, Sprout Mask Replica, Nostradamus Ate My Hamster, A Dog Called Demolition, The Garden of Unearthly Delights, The Most Amazing Man Who Ever Lived, The Greatest Show Off Earth, Raiders of the Lost Car Park, The Book of Ultimate Truths, the Armageddon quartet (three books), and the Brentford trilogy (five books) which are all published by Corgi Books. Robert Rankin's latest novel, The Fandom of the Operator, is now available as a Doubleday hardback. For more information on Robert Rankin and his books, see his website at www.lostcarpark.com/sproutloreshow more

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Raymond's had a rough couple of days. Snatched from his allotment by a flying starfish from Uranus and sold as a delicacy in a Venusian food market, it seems like his luck had changed when he is rescued by the travelling circus. But then this isn't an ordinary circus; this is the circus of Professor Merlin, which drifts between the planets in a Victorian steamship, a circus whose artistes perform the feats that simply can't be done. And the professor has a little job for Raymond. Release the two hundred people held captive on Saturn and save Planet Earth from extinction by Friday. Raymond's best friend Simon has been having a rough time too. Hunted by the men in grey, Simon is falsely accused of being a serial killer and is thrown into the clutches of the sinister B.E.A.S.T. (an End Times cult that worships the demonic half-man half-chicken, Sate-Hen). Even with the book from the future and those villagers with the flaming torches to help them out, getting things sorted by Friday could be cutting it fine...show more

Review Text

"[Rankin] does for England what Spike Milligan does for Ireland. There can be no higher praise."show more

Rating details

624 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
5 24% (150)
4 40% (247)
3 29% (181)
2 6% (35)
1 2% (11)
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