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Tom Holt (1) (1961–)

Autor(a) de The Portable Door

Para outros autores com o nome Tom Holt, ver a página de desambiguação.

Tom Holt (1) foi considerado como pseudónimo de K. J. Parker.

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Obras por Tom Holt

Foram atribuídas obras ao autor também conhecido como K. J. Parker.

The Portable Door (2003) — Autor — 846 exemplares
Expecting Someone Taller (1987) 801 exemplares
Who's Afraid of Beowulf? (1988) 709 exemplares
Snow White and the Seven Samurai (1999) 555 exemplares
Flying Dutch (1991) 528 exemplares
In Your Dreams (2004) 504 exemplares
Falling Sideways (2002) 497 exemplares
Earth, Air, Fire and Custard (2005) 461 exemplares
Nothing But Blue Skies (2001) 383 exemplares
Only Human (1999) 376 exemplares
Ye Gods (1992) 366 exemplares
Valhalla (2000) 328 exemplares
Little People (2002) 327 exemplares
Grailblazers (1994) 312 exemplares
Barking (2007) 291 exemplares
Paint Your Dragon (1996) 275 exemplares
Faust Among Equals (1994) 272 exemplares
The Outsorcerer's Apprentice (2014) 262 exemplares
Blonde Bombshell (2010) 247 exemplares
Doughnut (2013) 243 exemplares
Here Comes the Sun (1993) 243 exemplares
Odds and Gods (1995) 241 exemplares
May Contain Traces of Magic (2009) 231 exemplares
Djinn Rummy (1995) 229 exemplares
Overtime (1993) 226 exemplares
My Hero (1996) 216 exemplares
The Better Mousetrap (2008) 203 exemplares
Open Sesame (1997) 194 exemplares
Wish You Were Here (1998) 190 exemplares
Alexander at the World's End (1999) 186 exemplares
The Second Tom Holt Omnibus (2002) 179 exemplares
The Walled Orchard (1997) 177 exemplares
Lucia in Wartime (1985) 156 exemplares
When It's A Jar (2013) 152 exemplares
Tall Stories: Omnibus 5 (2004) 139 exemplares
Lucia Triumphant (1986) 138 exemplares
The Good, The Bad and The Smug (2015) 136 exemplares
Olympiad: An Historical Novel (2000) 128 exemplares
Saints and Sinners: Omnibus 6 (2004) 114 exemplares
An Orc on the Wild Side (2019) 90 exemplares
Someone Like Me (Quick Reads) (2006) 61 exemplares
The Walled Orchard (1990) 44 exemplares
Expecting Beowulf (2002) 21 exemplares
Bitter Lemmings (1997) 12 exemplares
The Walled Orchard (1772) 10 exemplares
Holt Who Goes There (1998) 8 exemplares
"Poems by Tom Holt"; (1973) 6 exemplares
Richards Blockbuster (1997) 3 exemplares
Without Fire 1 exemplar
Cinna the Poet [Short Story] (1997) 1 exemplar
Pizza To Go (1998) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Foram atribuídas obras ao autor também conhecido como K. J. Parker.

The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy (1998) — Contribuidor, algumas edições502 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Seriously Comic Fantasy (1999) — Contribuidor — 332 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Awesome Comic Fantasy (2001) — Contribuidor — 184 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Sorcerers' Tales (2004) — Contribuidor — 161 exemplares
Shakespearean Whodunnits (1997) — Contribuidor — 142 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Roman Whodunnits (2003) — Contribuidor — 125 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Roaring Twenties Whodunnits (2004) — Contribuidor — 116 exemplares
Futures from Nature (2007) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Historical Crime Fiction (2011) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
Royal Whodunnits: Tales of Right Royal Murder and Mystery (1999) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Sword and Honour (2000) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
Heroic Adventure Stories: From the Golden Age of Greece and Rome (1996) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Xenofilkia #54 August — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Holt, Thomas Charles Louis
Outros nomes
Parker, K. J. (pseudonym)
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
London, England, UK
Locais de residência
Chard, Somerset, UK
London, England, UK
Oxford University
fantasy writer
Holt, Hazel (Mother)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Guest of Honour, Eastercon, UK (1999)

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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 | 3 outras críticas | 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 | 4 outras críticas | 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 | 4 outras críticas | 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 | 2 outras críticas | Oct 24, 2023 |



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