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by Tom Holt

  • Author: 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
Valhalla ePub download

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.

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Anarahuginn
A whole book of characters wandering around asking "why is this happening and how do I make it stop". And we the reader don't have any more insight than them. Makes for an unrewarding read, especially when you're finally given some scant information at the end for why it was happening.
Mot
Not up to some of his others. "Flying Dutch" comes to mind, or even "Whose Afraid of Beowulf?".But not bad.
Jonide
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.
The cast is a fabulous mix of modern day Joe's with issues, Joan of Arc who hears soap commercials between messages from the angels, a sleazy Hollywood-style agent finding gigs for gods, et al.
There is a great deal of humor in this book that can easily be overlooked. A character meets a headhunter (the executive recruiting kind): "the way he'd said headhunter . . . brought to . . . mind a mental image of a violin-maker rattling a spoon against a saucer and calling out 'Here, kitty, kitty!'" If that doesn't make you laugh, and/or you don't know squat about mythology you're probably going to miss a lot.
If you're up for a book that's totally ridiculous and whose punch lines you may not catch 'till you're three sentences past, check this one out. Be careful where you read it though. I laughed out loud . . . often.
GYBYXOH
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. 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. If you're new to Holt, though, another title might make a better first impression.
Zicelik
I read this entire book, and I can honestly say that the most interesting part of the entire thing was watching paint dry. I'm serious on both counts; there's over a chapter on people watching paint dry, and it's the best part of the entire book.
If that didn't scare you off.. The main characters are people you couldn't care less about, the flow of the story's broken up too much by there being way too many characters, who never quite come off as being even half human because we're barely even introduced to any of them, and the author seems more interested in name-dropping than giving us a decent story. (I'd say plot, but that would be giving him too much credit. Every time we get to a point where it seems like something's finally going to happen, and we'll actually see something real in the main characters, the author pulls another god out of the closet to write himself out of that corner.) Overall, the best thing I can say about it is that it comes off feeling like a very bad Star Trek: Voyager rerun.
The only reason I'm giving this book two stars, rather than one, is because of the scene involving watching paint dry.
In summary? Look elsewhere for your mythological fantasy fix.
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