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The Outsorcerer's Apprentice

por Tom Holt

Séries: YouSpace (3)

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"A happy workforce, it is said, is a productive workforce. Mmmm. Try telling that to an army of belligerent goblins. Or the Big Bad Wolf. Or a professional dragons layer. Who is looking after their well-being? Who gives a damn about their intolerable working conditions, lack of adequate health insurance, and terrible coffee in the canteen? Thankfully, with access to an astonishingly diverse workforce and limitless natural resources, maximizing revenue and improving operating profit has never really been an issue for the one they call "the Wizard." Until now. Because now a perfectly good business model -- based on sound fiscal planning, entrepreneurial flair, and only one or two of the infinite parallel worlds that make up our universe -- is about to be disrupted by a young man not entirely aware of what's going on. There's also a slight risk that the fabric of reality will be torn to shreds. You really do have to be awfully careful with these things."--Page 4 of cover.… (mais)
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The single note wit is insufficient to carry the book even combined with all the cute references. Setting vague naivety against practiced greed seems a strange choice. ( )
  quondame | Jul 18, 2023 |
I felt the first chapters were lots of fun and filled with the merging of modern times and fairy tale stories. The re-surfacing of the doughnut and You Space is always welcome and the characters are fun too. It gets a bit crazy but that's how Tom writes and one of the reasons I enjoy his creative, sarcastic mind. All in all a fun read and one worth exploring. ( )
  Jonathan5 | Feb 20, 2023 |
Didn't review when first read.
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I could not get into this book. It just dragged and I gave up at 80 pages. There was no plot and characters kept being added. It was pointless. ( )
  pacbox | Jul 9, 2022 |
This was a funny and enjoyable book, but it is a bit heavy-handed. ( )
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"A happy workforce, it is said, is a productive workforce. Mmmm. Try telling that to an army of belligerent goblins. Or the Big Bad Wolf. Or a professional dragons layer. Who is looking after their well-being? Who gives a damn about their intolerable working conditions, lack of adequate health insurance, and terrible coffee in the canteen? Thankfully, with access to an astonishingly diverse workforce and limitless natural resources, maximizing revenue and improving operating profit has never really been an issue for the one they call "the Wizard." Until now. Because now a perfectly good business model -- based on sound fiscal planning, entrepreneurial flair, and only one or two of the infinite parallel worlds that make up our universe -- is about to be disrupted by a young man not entirely aware of what's going on. There's also a slight risk that the fabric of reality will be torn to shreds. You really do have to be awfully careful with these things."--Page 4 of cover.

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