The Da Da De Da Da Code

The Da Da De Da Da Code

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by Robert Rankin
     
 

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The world's Master of Far-Fetched Fiction takes us into the heart of the Da Da De Da Da Code, wherein lies the music of the angels—and the music of the devil. Aliens, flying saucers from hell, the Multiverse, the Illuminati—every wacky, way-out conspiracy theory ever heard are all here, wrapped into a plot that will leave Dan Brown fans

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The world's Master of Far-Fetched Fiction takes us into the heart of the Da Da De Da Da Code, wherein lies the music of the angels—and the music of the devil. Aliens, flying saucers from hell, the Multiverse, the Illuminati—every wacky, way-out conspiracy theory ever heard are all here, wrapped into a plot that will leave Dan Brown fans breathless, Michael Shea readers stupefied, and Raymond Khoury lovers incredulous. Robert Rankin's previous books include The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse and The Witches of Chiswick.   

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"One of the rare guys who can always make me laugh."  —Terry Pratchett, author, Discworld series

"Attention-deficit SF humor: like Douglas Adams on a sugar high.”  —Kirkus Reviews on The Witches of Chiswick

"Rankin's whimsically dense sing-song patter reads like Douglas Adams crossed with Aaron Sorkin by way of Mother Goose."  —Entertainment Weekly on The Witches of Chiswick

Publishers Weekly

Although the American fondness for British humor is well-documented, this demented musical conspiracy thriller from U.K. comic fantasist Rankin (The Toyminator) doesn't quite make the leap. Jonny Hooker, a 27-year-old musician tormented by hallucinations, wins a competition and is told to collect his prize at "da-da-de-da-da." Now he must solve the Da-da-de-da-da Code, helped only by his imaginary friend, Mr. Giggles the Monkey Boy. Jonny soon winds up in a mental hospital, but that doesn't stop him from pursuing the puzzle. En route he encounters the secret cabal that rules the world and learns why all the best rock musicians die at age 27. Despite some truly inspired bits scattered throughout, Rankin comes across as more condescending than ironic and more disorganized than surrealist. (Feb.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780575079908
Publisher:
Gollancz, Victor Limited
Publication date:
03/01/2008
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Robert Rankin is the author of The Brightnomicon, The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse, Knees Up Mother Earth, Necrophenia, The Toyminator, and The Witches of Chiswick.

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The Da Da De Da Da Code 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
wurdnurd More than 1 year ago
Normally, I love the British sense of humor, especially when it comes to satire; unfortunately, I just couldn't get into this one. The pacing was too chaotic, and the nonsense was on overload. It just felt like Rankin was trying waaaay too hard to be the bizarre one, and it came off as overkill. There were moments of hilarity, and small spaces where the satire was clean, but those moments were too few and far between.
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