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Tom Holt (1) (1961–)

Autor/a de The Portable Door

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Tom Holt (1) s'ha combinat en K. J. Parker.

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Obres de Tom Holt

Les obres s'han combinat en K. J. Parker.

The Portable Door (2003) — Autor — 832 exemplars
Expecting Someone Taller (1987) 797 exemplars
Who's Afraid of Beowulf? (1988) 702 exemplars
Snow White and the Seven Samurai (1999) 556 exemplars
Flying Dutch (1991) 527 exemplars
In Your Dreams (2004) 500 exemplars
Falling Sideways (2002) 496 exemplars
Earth, Air, Fire and Custard (2005) 458 exemplars
Nothing But Blue Skies (2001) 381 exemplars
Only Human (1999) 375 exemplars
Ye Gods (1992) 366 exemplars
Valhalla (2000) 328 exemplars
Little People (2002) 326 exemplars
Grailblazers (1994) 311 exemplars
Barking (2007) 289 exemplars
Paint Your Dragon (1996) 274 exemplars
Faust Among Equals (1994) 270 exemplars
The Outsorcerer's Apprentice (2014) 258 exemplars
Blonde Bombshell (2010) 242 exemplars
Odds and Gods (1995) 241 exemplars
Here Comes the Sun (1993) 241 exemplars
Doughnut (2013) 238 exemplars
Djinn Rummy (1995) 230 exemplars
May Contain Traces of Magic (2009) 228 exemplars
Overtime (1993) 226 exemplars
My Hero (1996) 216 exemplars
The Better Mousetrap (2008) 200 exemplars
Open Sesame (1997) 193 exemplars
Wish You Were Here (1998) 189 exemplars
Alexander at the World's End (1999) 186 exemplars
The Second Tom Holt Omnibus (2002) 178 exemplars
The Walled Orchard (1997) 176 exemplars
Lucia in Wartime (1985) 156 exemplars
When It's A Jar (2013) 149 exemplars
Lucia Triumphant (1986) 138 exemplars
Tall Stories: Omnibus 5 (2004) 138 exemplars
The Good, The Bad and The Smug (2015) 133 exemplars
Olympiad: An Historical Novel (2000) 127 exemplars
Saints and Sinners: Omnibus 6 (2004) 113 exemplars
An Orc on the Wild Side (2019) 89 exemplars
Someone Like Me (Quick Reads) (2006) 58 exemplars
The Walled Orchard (1990) 43 exemplars
Expecting Beowulf (2002) 21 exemplars
Bitter Lemmings (1997) 12 exemplars
The Walled Orchard (1772) 9 exemplars
Holt Who Goes There (1998) 8 exemplars
"Poems by Tom Holt"; (1973) 6 exemplars
Richards Blockbuster (1997) 3 exemplars
Without Fire 1 exemplars
Cinna the Poet [Short Story] (1997) 1 exemplars
Pizza To Go (1998) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Les obres s'han combinat en K. J. Parker.

The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy (1998) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions500 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Seriously Comic Fantasy (1999) — Col·laborador — 330 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Awesome Comic Fantasy (2001) — Col·laborador — 182 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Sorcerers' Tales (2004) — Col·laborador — 157 exemplars
Shakespearean Whodunnits (1997) — Col·laborador — 141 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Roman Whodunnits (2003) — Col·laborador — 123 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Roaring Twenties Whodunnits (2004) — Col·laborador — 115 exemplars
Futures from Nature (2007) — Col·laborador — 113 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Historical Crime Fiction (2011) — Col·laborador — 88 exemplars
Royal Whodunnits: Tales of Right Royal Murder and Mystery (1999) — Col·laborador — 70 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Sword and Honour (2000) — Col·laborador — 48 exemplars
Heroic Adventure Stories: From the Golden Age of Greece and Rome (1996) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars
Xenofilkia #54 August — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Holt, Thomas Charles Louis
Altres noms
Parker, K. J. (pseudonym)
Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
London, England, UK
Llocs de residència
Chard, Somerset, UK
London, England, UK
Oxford University
fantasy writer
Holt, Hazel (Mother)
Premis i honors
Guest of Honour, Eastercon, UK (1999)
Biografia breu
Tom Holt was born in London in 1961. At Oxford he studied bar billiards, ancient Greek agriculture and the care and feeding of small, temperamental Japanese motor engines; interests which led him, perhaps inevitably, to qualify as a solicitor and emigrate to Somerset, where he specialized in death and taxes for seven years before going straight in 1995. Now a full-time writer, he lives in Chard, Somerset, with his wife, one daughter and the unmistakable scent of blood, wafting in on the breeze from the local meat-packing plant. [from The Portable Door (2005)]



The story of the first Olympics.

DNF. The author's stylistic quirks to show we are in a semi-legendary period just got on my nerves.
Robertgreaves | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Dec 6, 2023 |
This isn't the sort of book I would normally read because - apart from a few honorary exceptions such as Douglas Adams' Hitch-hiker's Guide - I quite often find humorous stories rather too heavy handed and to be trying too hard to be funny. However, this was passed to me by a friend who enjoyed it, so I thought I would give it a fair try. At first, I found this to be rather too overworked in the usual fashion, but after persisting was able to find the odd gem and to smile wryly or chuckle here and there. So not raucously funny, but fairly acceptable as a one-off.

I've just discovered it is the last book in a series, but it doesn't seem to suffer for that. Everything you need to know to understand the strange events transpiring are more or less explained during the course of the book, apart from the two odd people employed to deter the 'hero and heroine' at one or two junctures: I now realise they might be explained in an earlier volume. I use the terms hero and heroine loosely because the hero is the goblin King who is meant to be evil though didn't really come over as such and the heroine is his Elf woman sidekick who wants to become editor of the Elves' snobby newspaper.

There are a lot of jokes which are really poking fun at things in our world, although I thought the author was steering a bit too near the wind with a derogatory description of a well-known food product, considering that brand names are usually all right to mention in fiction as long as nothing negative is said. The cover is also slightly misleading - no dragons actually appear and no one goes around armed with a bow and arrow, least of all the heroine. Anyway, it was a decent page-turning read and would probably appeal more to readers who really enjoy comedy fiction. A solid 3 star rating therefore.
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kitsune_reader | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Nov 23, 2023 |
As per usual I will not give a star rating on a book that just wasn’t clicking for me. I actually got about half way before putting it aside. I liked the first book but this one was a no go.
cdaley | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Nov 2, 2023 |
Fantastic. Really captures E.F. Benson's style, although there is something a little modern about the way it is done - but in a good way. It's a shame Holt didn't write more, because the next attempt to revive the characters, at the start of the 21st century, would be a grim failure.
therebelprince | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Oct 24, 2023 |



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