The Portable Door

by Tom Holt | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 1841492086 Global Overview for this book
Registered by lwpallett on 10/14/2006
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by lwpallett on Saturday, October 14, 2006
Tom Holt is, in my opinion, a comic and farcical genius. More imaginative than the majority of 'funny' people these days, and he actually makes it work rather better than a shoddily held together contraption made of string and sellotape! Now I just need to read it...

Journal Entry 2 by bigcurlyloz from Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire United Kingdom on Sunday, January 28, 2007
"Starting a new job is always stressful (especially when you don't particularly want one), but when Paul Carpenter arrives at the office of H.W. Wells he has no idea what trouble lies in store. Because he is about to discover that the apparently respectable establishment now paying his salary is in fact a front for a deeply sinister organisation that has a mighty peculiar agenda. It seems that half the time his bosses are away with the fairies. But they're not, of course. They're away with the goblins. Mister Tom Holt, Master of the Comic Fantasy Novel, cordially invites you to join him in his world of madness by reading his next hilarious masterpiece." - synopsis

This was very funny. Very funny indeed. I wish I had a portable door for my lunch breaks! I won't say much more because I think any later readers should discover for themselves. Have added the second Paul Carpenter book to my wishlist. :-)

Journal Entry 3 by lwpallett on Monday, February 12, 2007
A quick romp through the portals of fantasy, Holt draws the reader into a world so much like our own, but yet filled with unimaginable insanity. The inventory of a vault should contain dry books and papers, not Excalibur, a book on unicorn calling and the possessions of many an unsavoury character! But, then, there is always the portable door to slip through on your lunch-break, back to a reality that doesn't include such things...or does it?! just watch out for the boss's mother...
Thoroughly enjoyable, it filled the lunch breaks with some light entertainment in between working mornings and own Portable Door!

Journal Entry 4 by bigcurlyloz from Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 14, 2007
This is now going into a Sci-Fi and Fantasy Virtual Book Box (VBB) on BCUK Extra.

Journal Entry 5 by abrokenstarr from Reading, Berkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, March 1, 2007
Arrived yesterday. Thankyou very much!

Journal Entry 6 by abrokenstarr from Reading, Berkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I didn't think this book was going to be what it ended up being. I thought it would be an office satire but it takes a very strange turn in the middle and becomes a fantasy. Interesting but quite strange. I quite liked the main character and his aimlessness. I also liked the fact that those pople with the worst interview techniques got the job.

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