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K. J. Parker

Autor(a) de Devices and Desires

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About the Author

Inclui os nomes: K. Parker, K J Parker

Também inclui: Thomas Holt (1), Tom Holt (1)

Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) Please do not combine with Tom or Thomas Holt as there is more than one Tom and Thomas Holt.

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Séries

Obras por K. J. Parker

Devices and Desires (2005) 1,068 exemplares
The Portable Door (2003) — Autor — 846 exemplares
Expecting Someone Taller (1987) 801 exemplares
Who's Afraid of Beowulf? (1988) 707 exemplares
Evil for Evil (2006) 600 exemplares
Snow White and the Seven Samurai (1999) 555 exemplares
Flying Dutch (1991) 528 exemplares
The Escapement (2007) 512 exemplares
In Your Dreams (2004) 504 exemplares
Falling Sideways (2002) 497 exemplares
Colours in the Steel (1998) 480 exemplares
Earth, Air, Fire and Custard (2005) 461 exemplares
Shadow (2001) 448 exemplares
The Company (2008) 396 exemplares
The Folding Knife (2010) 391 exemplares
Nothing But Blue Skies (2001) 383 exemplares
Only Human (1999) 376 exemplares
Ye Gods (1992) 366 exemplares
The Belly of the Bow (1999) 346 exemplares
Valhalla (2000) 328 exemplares
Little People (2002) 327 exemplares
The Proof House (2000) 312 exemplares
Grailblazers (1994) 312 exemplares
Pattern (2002) 307 exemplares
Prosper's Demon (2020) 304 exemplares
Barking (2007) 292 exemplares
Paint Your Dragon (1996) 275 exemplares
Memory (2003) 272 exemplares
Faust Among Equals (1994) 272 exemplares
The Outsorcerer's Apprentice (2014) 262 exemplares
The Hammer (2011) 258 exemplares
Blonde Bombshell (2010) 247 exemplares
Here Comes the Sun (1993) 243 exemplares
Doughnut (2013) 242 exemplares
Odds and Gods (1995) 241 exemplares
Sharps (2012) 239 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
Academic Exercises (2014) 164 exemplares
Lucia in Wartime (1985) 156 exemplares
When It's A Jar (2013) 152 exemplares
The Devil You Know (2016) 144 exemplares
Tall Stories: Omnibus 5 (2004) 139 exemplares
Lucia Triumphant (1986) 138 exemplares
The Good, The Bad and The Smug (2015) 136 exemplares
The Two of Swords: Volume One (2017) 136 exemplares
The Last Witness (2015) 128 exemplares
Olympiad: An Historical Novel (2000) 128 exemplares
Blue and Gold (2010) 127 exemplares
Saints and Sinners: Omnibus 6 (2004) 114 exemplares
A Song for Nero (2003) 112 exemplares
Purple and Black (2009) 109 exemplares
Inside Man (2021) 91 exemplares
An Orc on the Wild Side (2019) 90 exemplares
The Two of Swords: Volume Two (2017) 81 exemplares
The Two of Swords: Volume Three (2017) 71 exemplares
Savages (2015) 67 exemplares
Mightier than the Sword (2017) 65 exemplares
Downfall of the Gods (2016) 65 exemplares
Someone Like Me (Quick Reads) (2006) 61 exemplares
Pulling the Wings Off Angels (2022) 61 exemplares
The Father of Lies (2018) 53 exemplares
The Walled Orchard (1990) 44 exemplares
My Beautiful Life (2019) 44 exemplares
The Long Game (2022) 39 exemplares
The Big Score (2021) 37 exemplares
Under My Skin (2023) 31 exemplares
Saevus Corax Captures the Castle (2023) 26 exemplares
Expecting Beowulf (2002) 21 exemplares
The Two of Swords: Part 1 (2015) 19 exemplares
Bitter Lemmings (1997) 12 exemplares
The Walled Orchard (1772) 10 exemplares
No Choice (2023) — Autor — 9 exemplares
The Two of Swords: Part 2 (2015) 8 exemplares
Holt Who Goes There (1998) 8 exemplares
The Two of Swords: Part 15 (2016) 7 exemplares
Amor Vincit Omnia (2010) 7 exemplares
The Two of Swords: Part 3 (2015) 7 exemplares
Let Maps to Others 7 exemplares
The Two of Swords: Part 5 (2015) 6 exemplares
The Two of Swords: Part 13 (2016) 6 exemplares
"Poems by Tom Holt"; (1973) 6 exemplares
The Two of Swords: Part 4 (2015) 6 exemplares
The Two of Swords: Part 8 (2015) 5 exemplares
The Two of Swords: Part 11 (2015) 5 exemplares
The Two of Swords: Part 6 (2015) 4 exemplares
The Two of Swords: Part 7 (2015) 4 exemplares
The Things We Do for Love (2014) 4 exemplares
The Two of Swords: Part 12 (2016) 4 exemplares
The Two of Swords: Part 14 (2016) 4 exemplares
The Two of Swords: Part 16 (2017) 4 exemplares
The Two of Swords: Part 19 (2017) 4 exemplares
Richards Blockbuster (1997) 3 exemplares
A Rich, Full Week (2010) 3 exemplares
The Two of Swords: Part 18 (2017) 3 exemplares
Illuminated (2012) 3 exemplares
Tor.com Novellas Bundle 2 (2016) 3 exemplares
The Two of Swords: Part 10 (2015) 3 exemplares
The Two of Swords: Part 9 (2015) 3 exemplares
The Two of Swords: Part 17 (2017) 3 exemplares
The Sun And I 3 exemplares
I Met a Man Who Wasn't There (2014) 3 exemplares
EL DEMONIO DE PRÓSPERO (2022) 2 exemplares
Infiltrado (2022) 2 exemplares
Portrait of the Artist (2019) 2 exemplares
Message in a Bottle 2 exemplares
Without Fire 1 exemplar
Cinna the Poet [Short Story] (1997) 1 exemplar
Safe House 1 exemplar
No choice [ebook] 1 exemplar
Rules 1 exemplar
Told by an Idiot 1 exemplar
Prosper'in İblisi (2023) 1 exemplar
Pizza To Go (1998) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy (1998) — Contribuidor, algumas edições502 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Seriously Comic Fantasy (1999) — Contribuidor — 332 exemplares
Swords & Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery (2010) — Contribuidor — 289 exemplares
The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories (2017) — Contribuidor — 274 exemplares
The Book of Swords (2017) — Contribuidor — 261 exemplares
The Book of Dragons: An Anthology (2020) — Contribuidor — 212 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Awesome Comic Fantasy (2001) — Contribuidor — 184 exemplares
The Book of Magic: A Collection of Stories (2018) — Contribuidor — 165 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Sorcerers' Tales (2004) — Contribuidor — 161 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Five (2011) — Contribuidor — 147 exemplares
Shakespearean Whodunnits (1997) — Contribuidor — 142 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Six (2012) — Contribuidor, algumas edições137 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Roman Whodunnits (2003) — Contribuidor — 126 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Roaring Twenties Whodunnits (2004) — Contribuidor — 116 exemplares
Futures from Nature (2007) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
Fearsome Journeys (2013) — Contribuidor — 109 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Eight (1890) — Contribuidor — 100 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2011 Edition (2011) — Contribuidor — 93 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Historical Crime Fiction (2011) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2015 Edition (2015) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2012 Edition (2013) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
The Best of Subterranean (2017) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Royal Whodunnits: Tales of Right Royal Murder and Mystery (1999) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas 2015 (2015) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy 2 (2011) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Sword and Honour (2000) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
Fearsome Magics (2014) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Warriors and Wizardry (2014) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas 2016 (2016) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Heroic Adventure Stories: From the Golden Age of Greece and Rome (1996) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Tales from the Vatican Vaults: 28 Extraordinary Stories (2015) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #157 (2014) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Tor.com Publishing Fall 2015 Sampler (2015) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Subterranean Magazine Winter 2014 — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Issue 125 (February 2017) (2017) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Subterranean Magazine Summer 2013 — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #192 (2016) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #250, Special Double-Issue (2018) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Xenofilkia #54 August — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Subterranean Magazine Summer 2010 — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Subterranean Magazine Summer 2012 — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine, Year Seven (2016) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Holt, Thomas Charles Louis
Outros nomes
Parker, K. J.
Data de nascimento
1961-09-13
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
País (no mapa)
England, UK
Local de nascimento
London, England, UK
Locais de residência
Chard, Somerset, UK
Educação
University of Law, London
Wadham College, Oxford University
Westminster School
Ocupações
novelist
Relações
Holt, Hazel (mother)
Nota de desambiguação
Please do not combine with Tom or Thomas Holt as there is more than one Tom and Thomas Holt.

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Discussions

British Author Challenge July 2023: Nadifa Mohamed & Tom Holt em 75 Books Challenge for 2023 (Julho 2023)

Críticas

Okaaayyy....

Finally finished this book. it took me ages, mostly because a lot of it was boring. But because I like this author, especially his Engineer trilogy but also a few standalones, I kept plugging away. Put it down, pick it up, put it down. The premise of a man waking up with no memory, although a bit of a cliche, is still interesting, and that central question is what kept me going. But if I hadn't read any of Parker's other books, and trusted his storytelling ability, I probably would have marked this one DNF.

Throughout the story you get various hints at who Poldarn might be, but nothing concrete. The plot is straightforward, as Poldarn stumbles around the country during a war trying to figure out who he is, and what side he's on. So far, so good. But there is literally no emotion on the page. People die, get killed, are murdered, and you don't really care. There's a big section with buttons. The characters are all flat. The narrative is essentially one note, and that makes it boring. There seems to be no overarching plot (although now that I've finished I don't actually think that's true) but it's easy to lose interest. A couple of times I even dozed off while reading. But about 4/5 of the way through, it gets all twisty and knotted, and I found myself thinking, wait, what? And wondering if I'd missed something important one of those times when I fell asleep, or forgot something vital one of those times when I'd put it down.

And now i can't decide if I'm going to read the next one, because I don't want to be bored again, but it would be nice to know what's really going on. And now I don't know how to rate this. Two stars for the first 4/5, four stars for the last bit? I wish the pacing was better, the characters deeper. But maybe now they will be?
… (mais)
½
 
Assinalado
TheGalaxyGirl | 9 outras críticas | Feb 18, 2024 |
I really thought I'd like this story -- I'm a sucker for an anti-hero. But it never really pulled me in. Generally, the writing was good. If I had to search for some things to criticize, the plot twists were too convenient and the characters were flat.
 
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jdowner | 31 outras críticas | Feb 17, 2024 |
A guy who contracts to salvage arms and armor from battlefields becomes the catspaw in a complicated political chess game. First book in a trilogy.
½
 
Assinalado
adamhindman | Feb 5, 2024 |
All killer, no filler. Usually some stories in a collection don't hit, but everything in this book did. For me, at least. Parker may be something of a niche, but I think he deserves to fill a larger niche than I perceive he currently does. This is typically witty, and immaculately plotted, and just as typically cynical to the point of misanthropy. The lore of the world he writes in can be difficult to keep straight: the timelines, geography, and theology probably don't line up. Don't look too close, it's just for fun.… (mais)
½
 
Assinalado
adamhindman | 1 outra crítica | Feb 5, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
165
Also by
45
Membros
22,990
Popularidade
#919
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
641
ISBN
544
Línguas
10
Marcado como favorito
8

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