Search Results: "Tom Holt"


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WHEN IT'S A JAR by Tom Holt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 17, 2013

"Shapeless, demented and frequently hilarious."
Another British-accented comic fantasy, a sequel to Doughnut (2013), whose entire plot revolves around the ancient riddle, the answer to which is the book's title. Read full book review >

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YE GODS! by Tom Holt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 16, 1993

"Still: amusing stuff, especially for Anglophiles, and a vast improvement over the one-joke Flying Dutch (1992)."
What if the Olympian gods still existed and had merely been forced to go off and live in the sun? Read full book review >

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FLYING DUTCH by Tom Holt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 1992

"The Flying Dutchman's problem is tedium, and it shows: mechanical plotting, predictable doings, and humor too obvious and trite to raise even a glimmer of a smile."
Another British-accented comedy-fantasy inspired by Wagner (Expecting Someone Taller, 1988, based on the Ring Cycle), here centering on the Flying Dutchman legend. Read full book review >

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THE BETTER MOUSETRAP by Tom Holt
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Funny and intriguingly complex—a difficult juggling act that Holt carries off with aplomb."
More humor with a British accent—from the prolific Holt, a sequel to The Portable Door (2004) and fourth in a series set in the same science-fantasy universe. Read full book review >

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BLONDE BOMBSHELL by Tom Holt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2010

"Tons of wonderful confetti, but the flashbulbs don't pop."
Riotous science-fiction social commentary, from the author of May Contain Traces of Magic (2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE WALLED ORCHARD by Tom Holt
Released: June 20, 1991

"Holt has obviously found his niche."
In a sequel to Goatsong, the continuing history of Golden Age Athens from the point of view of a comic playwright who survives the Great Peloponnesian War—a free-floating romp that makes a hash out of classical Greece. Read full book review >

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BLIND GODDESS by Tom Geddes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 5, 2012

"Fans of Henning Mankell's majestically lumbering police procedurals will relish every twist in the long road to resolution. Less patient readers should look to Hanne's later adventures."
Politics and drugs make uneasy bedfellows in this first case for Hanne Wilhelmsen, the Oslo police inspector most recently seen on these shores in 1222 (2011). Read full book review >

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WOMEN AND MATH, WOMEN AND SCIENCE, WOMEN AND STEM
by Leila Roy

Hello, my friends!

As I said earlier this week, I am COMPLETELY BURIED under a pile of reading for the Amelia Bloomer Project committee. At the moment, I’m halfway through Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, which I am LOVING. It’s a great ...


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HOUSE ARREST by K.A.  Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Easy to read and strong on sibling devotion, with frustratingly mixed messages about personal responsibility. (Verse fiction. 9-13)"
A boy works desperately to keep his sick little brother safe. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 27, 2014

"An astute AIDS retrospective blended with contemporary updates on aggressive medical strategies."
A fascinating discourse on how medical science is zeroing in on an HIV vaccine after several anomalous triumphs. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 1995

"This low-key appreciation of America's emergence as an economic superpower lacks the interpretive fortitude that makes for telling judgments."
An old Wall Street jape holds that if all the world's economists were laid end to end, they would never reach a conclusion. Read full book review >

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MRS. MALORY AND THE FESTIVAL MURDERS by Hazel Holt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 1993

"Traditionalists, however, will probably be most forgiving, particularly when they discover the appearance of their favorite murder weapon—the dented candlestick."
A village fàte, a stately home and its residents, and a literary curmudgeon all figure prominently in the latest adventure of West County author and amateur sleuth Sheila Malory (The Cruellest Month; Mrs. Malory Investigates). Read full book review >