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The Portable Door
     

The Portable Door

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by Tom Holt
 

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Starting a new job is always stressful, 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 organization that has a mighty peculiar agenda. It seems that half the time his bosses

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Starting a new job is always stressful, 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 organization 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.

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A definite must for all fans of comic fantasy—ENIGMA

hugely inventive and highly amusing ...His sharply observed dialogue and the desire to think round corners and u-bends distinguish Holt's books. He has the ability to make the reader laugh out loud and should be treasured.—COMPUTERCROWSNEST

The jokes are delicious—SFX

The best similes since Douglas Adams. Buy it for heaven's sake—SFX

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316233293
Publisher:
Orbit
Publication date:
09/04/2012
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
627,665
File size:
975 KB

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Meet the Author

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 specialized in death and taxes for seven years before going straight in 1995. He lives in Chard, Somerset, with his wife and daughter.

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Portable Door 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
lizasarusrex More than 1 year ago
J.W. Wells & Co. Book One This is the first book I've read from Tom Holt. His imagination is unlike anyone else. The plot that involves The Portable Door, doesn't come until the second half of the book. It gives time for the main characters to believe that the bizarre events and things around them are now part of their ever day life. Their lives change drastically the moment Paul and Sophie are hired at J.W. Wells & Co. and sign a contract sealing their fate. In fact the only ones who don't seem to know about Paul and Sophie's fate, are Paul and Sophie themselves. Anything and everything can and will happen in this book. It's full of mystery, suspense, and most of all, fantasy. With a wild imagination and the talent to piece it all together in one book, Tom Holt proves he can take you on an adventure like no other. I already added the rest of Tom Holt's books to my giant stack of books to be read. I give The Portable Door a 4/5.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For those of you who like the soft-spoken, diminutive hero. A quirky premise, but a light and quick read. This is the book for you. similar to Jasper fforde but not as involved a read. (i know but you will understand after reading)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
200 pages of intro, a couple of plot chapters, and a good conclusion. It felt like Holt was having too much fun screwung with his protagonist to get around to a story.