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Literature / Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse

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A funny fantasy novel written by Robert Rankin. It is about Jack, a young boy who runs away from home to a nearby city to seek his fortune. This city turns out to be Toy City, a dystopia with Living Toys. He befriends Eddie Bear, a teddy bear private detective, and investigates the serial murders of nursery rhyme characters. Followed by The Toyminator a few years later.

This novel provides examples of:
  • Bizarrchitecture: The houses are made of alphabet blocks.
  • Clock Punk: Everything from guns to cars run on clockwork mechanisms. As do, unsurprisingly, some of the toys.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Officer Chortle looks, and probably is, extremely stupid, but at one point he cunningly tricks Jack to admit falsely he is a murderer.
  • Talks Like a Simile: Subverted. Eddie tries to talk like a simile, but he can never finish. It's as unfair as—.


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