What a relief that this copy is “complete and unabridged.” I actually read the abridged version back in the eighties, and they left out the crucial scene where the hero, a disturbingly effeminate black man, fails to notice either the phallic island emerging from the sea or the naked woman practicing auto-asphyxiation on the beach behind him.
Alistair Darling: Make love to me
Obama: Okay, but if there is an illegitimate love child, I want him named “Odd John”.
Alistair Darling: Fine. But if labour lose our election, Odd John is being abandoned on a desert island.
The Beacon Books edition of ODD JOHN has this blurb: He had to be stopped, for all women were his playthings, and all men his pawns!
It also has a cover showing “a naked man chasing a naked woman.”
I know this from reading GHASTLY BEYOND BELIEF by Neil Gaiman and Kim Newman. It’s a book of quotes from SF and Fantasy books and movies, and if you love this site, you will surely love the book too. Good luck finding a copy.