Antipope the second

I previously had a bit of a grumble about The Antipope by Robert Rankin. Mr Rankin was decent enough to follow up with me on Amazon and Twitter, and to my shame he’d already pushed out a corrected version of his book by the time I figured out how to get hold of all the notes I made.


It turns out that if you go to and log in, you can get all sorts of useful content out. You’d think that would be linked from your account, for example under “Manage Your Kindle“, wouldn’t you? But no…

So anyway, I dug out the notes I made, and attempted to paste them in a reply to R. F. Rankin’s post on my review. Sadly, Amazon clearly has it in for me today, for I received the following missive:

Your reply to R. F. Rankin’s post:
** Your message will not be posted. Please see our Guidelines regarding objectionable content. 

Who knows what arcane rules I broke? And who can be bothered to wade through the guidelines, when a quick blog post and link will work around Amazon’s objections?

Herein, then, for no other reason than to communicate with @therobertrankin, is a list of the hiccups in The Antipope. And a solid round of applause for responsive authors who care about their audience. I shall now edit my review to be a little less harsh…

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gust of milk-white smoke into the air and crossed the earless
at location 2086 airless? earless?

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he been blasted to dark and timeless oblivion by the floor
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her unexpected guest in the passionate manner Omally had come ro
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it then, I won’t touch it.’ ‘Hang a dishcloth over him’?
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of it. It was clearly the work of no mortal n\an,
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was it any natural catastrophe, or at least none that I\have
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Professor’s eyes darted about the room. ‘It’s smoke, something is burning.’Pooley
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Omally was pointing desperately and yelling, ‘Light a fire, light afire!’
at location 3205 a fire!'

ritualistic movements of finding the first fag of the day. ‘
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birds? He asked’
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that. ‘By
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at location 3579 the crowd,

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