Ian Rankin

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Ian Rankin (April 28, 1960) is a Scottish author, best known for his "Inspector Rebus" crime novels.

Rankin bought his first Zappa album when he was fourteen. He references Zappa a lot in his work and names him one of his favorite musical artists. [1] [2] [3]. He also tried in vain to like Lumpy Gravy and Uncle Meat, but eventually gave them away because they were too freaky, noisy and endless. [4].

References

  1. http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/624692f4-f525-11e0-9023-00144feab49a.html#axzz1eByckAtA
  2. http://www.list.co.uk/article/5377-ian-rankins-favourite-culture-snacks/
  3. http://arts.nationalpost.com/2011/10/17/ian-rankin-im-a-frustrated-musician/
  4. http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/musik/0,1518,743368,00.html

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