Thor Damar wrote:
I understand that there is a certain rivalry between Mr Pratchett and Mr Rankin but I have always enjoyed both their works especially now that we're not going to get any other Discworld Novels anymore
I don't think Pratchett has given up writing yet, Unseen Academicals should be out this year. He still has plans for one last Tiffany Aching novel and I believe there is going to be another novel about Moist von Lipwig called Raising Taxes. Hopefully we'll get a few more years out of him yet.
As for Rankin, my favourite novel was Sprout Mask Replica, at least I think that was the one. It has been a while since I read it, but I believe that is the one where the main character dies half way through the book, at the end the world is destroyed in a mad LSD trip, and the final pages reveals it was all part of a sinister plot by sprouts. I broke my mind reading that book.
Yep, that's the book. Actually that's a standard mindbending type plot that Rankin uses in almost all his novels. Try the Garden of Unearthly Delights for a great example of this.
The first Rankin I read was " Nostradamus ate my Hamster" that really weirded me out!