Category Archives: Tom Holt

The Chicken or the Pig

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Sausages: A Comedy of Transdimensional Tomfoolery, by Tom Holt – Not to be confused with the equally absurd Sex and Drugs and Sausage Rolls, this book is sometimes considered the final entry in the … Continue reading

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Non-Traditional Travel

The Long Mars, by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter – The third book in the Long Earth series, and perhaps the last unless Baxter gets another co-author. It’s kind of melancholy reading this after Pratchett’s death. The earlier books established … Continue reading

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The Ring Recycled

Expecting Someone Taller, by Tom Holt – Holt has written many books of weird fantasy, science fiction, and satire; but his main thing is bringing a fictional world into the modern one. This was actually his first comic fantasy, based … Continue reading

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Cosmic Canines

Blonde Bombshell, by Tom Holt – While Falling Sideways was about a planet of super-intelligent frogs and how they interacted with mankind, this book does the same with a planet of super-intelligent dogs. They also keep humans as pets, which … Continue reading

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The Craziest Trap You’ll Ever See

The Better Mousetrap, by Tom Holt – This one is in the same series as In Your Dreams, but takes place some time later, when J.W. Wells has gone bust and Paul Carpenter and Sophie have retired into their own … Continue reading

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The Business of Magic

In Your Dreams, by Tom Holt – When you rely on libraries for your reading material, it’s an unfortunate fact that they rarely carry all of the volumes in a series, and the ones they do have often seem randomly … Continue reading

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Laughing All the Way to Olympus

Ye Gods!, by Tom Holt – I’m currently in the process of reading Rick Riordan’s latest book, The House of Hades, but Holt actually wrote about Greco-Roman gods and demigod heroes in the modern world before Riordan ever did. In … Continue reading

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