Eddie Bear, Private Detective (The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse & The Toyminator)
Eddie Bear Private Detective - The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse & The Toyminator Author:Robert Rankin 2 Books in one — The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies from 2002 — THE HOLLOW CHOCOLATE BUNNIES OF THE APOCALYPSE is set in Toy City, once Toy Town, but now older, bigger and certainly not wiser. 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 o... more »n the loose. He must be stopped at all costs. It's a job for Toy City's only detective - but he's missing, leaving Eddie Bear to track down the mad killer, with the aid only of his bestest friend, Jack, and a wide cast of truly unforgettable characters. This is a wonderfully funny book from the irreverent, hilarious writer of WEB SITE STORY, THE SPROUTS OF WRATH and The Brentford Trilogy.
The Toyminator from 2006
At last! Eddie Bear?hero of Robert Rankin?s award-winning fairytale-noir masterpiece, The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse?returns in this longed-for sequel.
Somewhere over the rainbow and beyond the Yellow Brick Road stands Toy City, formerly known as Toy Town. And things are not going well for the city?s inhabitants. There have been outbreaks of STC?Spontaneous Toy Combustion?and strange signs and portents in the Heavens. Preachers of Toy City?s many religions are predicting that the End Times are nigh and that a Toy City Apocalypse will soon come to pass. But can it be true? Or is there a simple explanation?alien invasion, for instance? With the body count rising and the forces of law and order baffled, it?s time for a hero to step forward and save the day. Well, two heroes actually. Eddie Bear, Toy City Private Eye, and his loyal sidekick, Jack. And they are about to face their biggest challenge yet: to save not only toykind, but mankind as well. Which should keep them out of the pub for awhile.« less
THE HOLLOW CHOCOLATE BUNNIES OF THE APOCALYPSE
This story is absolutely NOT for young children, as the nursery characters that are popular in it tend to meet with some rather graphic and violent deaths. There's also a lot of other adult content such as sex, drinking, etc.
I didn't feel it was an overly remarkable story, but it's still pretty good with wit and humor. If you've ever read the Nursery Crime novels by Jasper Fforde you may like this one. It's quite possible it inspired Fforde's work, since it was published earlier.
I'd recommend this one simply for it's uniqueness.
This is the sequel to "The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse". It's a unique, and VERY adult, spin on characters from nursery rhymes and children's toys. It can get very raunchy at times, but it is also entertaining. Especially, when during their investigation, Jack and Eddie end up in Hollywood.
I highly recommend this series to anyone (who's an adult or mature reader) looking for a different type of nursery rhyme story. I don't feel it's suitable for children, as there's a lot of sex, violence, and swearing in it.