Valhalla ePub download
by Tom Holt
- ISBN: 1857239830
- ISBN13: 978-1857239836
- ePub: 1783 kb | FB2: 1312 kb
- Language: English
- Category: Fantasy
- Publisher: Orbit; First edition. edition (2000)
- Pages: 277
- Rating: 4.5/5
- Votes: 214
- Format: lit mbr azw txt
Tom Holt was born in London in 1961.
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 motorcycle engines; interests which led him, perhaps inevitably, to qualify as a solicitor and emigrate to Somerset, where he specialised in death and taxes for seven years before going straight in 1995. This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is coincidental.
Valhalla is the afterlife where warriors forever feast, get drunk, laugh at each other and are reborn the next day-the . I really like Holt's writing - his best is hilarious. I can't say that Valhalla is his best. It has its moments, such as the predatory agent auditioning to be himself.
Valhalla is the afterlife where warriors forever feast, get drunk, laugh at each other and are reborn the next day-the Viking idea of fun. But Odin, a devious bastard, has made changes. For Howard the pretend Viking, who joined the War-Band of Sigurd Bloodtooth (Smethwick chapter) in hope of pulling girls, Valhalla is a gory shoot-up with modern weapons. I found it uneven, though, and slack about following its own internal illogic. Still, it's a fun read, and better than going without any Holt at all. If you already like Holt, go ahead.
Tom Holt writes some brilliant, very funny books! This is no exception. His stories are always set in the present day.
Books by Tom Holt: Walled Orchard Series Goatsong The Walled Orchard. Wells & Co. Series The Portable Door In Your Dreams Earth, Air, Fire and Custard You Don't Have to Be Evil to Work Here, But It Helps The Better Mousetrap May Contain Traces of Magic Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Sausages.
I am a fan of Tom Holt so this volume was a big disappointment. Jan 03, 2016 Eileen Hall rated it it was amazing. Tom Holt writes some brilliant, very funny books! This is no exception.
But Valhalla has just changed.
When the Supreme Being and his son decide that being supreme isn't for them any more, it's inevitable that things get a bit of a shake-up. It soon becomes apparent that our new owners, the Venturi brothers, have a very different perspective on all sorts of things. Wells seemed to be a respectable establishment, but the company now paying Paul Carpenter's salary is, in fact, a deeply sinister organization with a mighty peculiar management team. But Valhalla has just changed. Just like any corporation, the Valhalla Group has had to adapt to survive.
This book has many threads seemingly all going in different directions. You find yourself waiting for Holt to tie them together in the bizarre unforseeable way that only he can. And he delivers.
Wacky humour bubbles through the polished narrative. Holt doesn't skimp on the flashes of brilliance' - SFX. 'A definite must for all fans of comic fantasy' - ENIGMA. As everyone knows, when great warriors die their reward is eternal life in Odin's great hall - otherwise known as Valhalla. But Valhalla has changed.