May Contain Traces Of Magic - J.W. Wells & Co. (Paperback)Tom Holt (author)
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'Holt is, as usual, absurd, funny, and light-handed enough with the completely ridiculous bits to keep the story moving, assuring that the reader doesn't actually notice how bizarre the story has become, or how tangled the mystery is, until it's nearly done.' - Booklist
'Uniquely twisted . . . cracking gags.' - Guardian
There are all kinds of products. The good ones. The bad ones. The ones that stay in the garage mouldering for years until your garden gnome makes a home out of them. Most are harmless if handled properly, even if they do contain traces of peanuts. But some are not. Not the ones that contain traces of magic.
Chris Popham wasn't paying enough attention when he talked to his SatNav. Sure, she gave him directions, never backtalked him, and always led him to his next spot on the map with perfect accuracy. She was the best thing in his life. So was it really his fault that he didn't start paying attention when she talked to him? In his defence, that was her job. But when 'Take the next right' turned into 'Excuse me,' that was when the real trouble started.
Because sometimes a SatNav isn't a SatNav. Sometimes it's an imprisoned soul trapped inside a metal box that will do anything it can to get free. And some products you just can't return.
Another slice of fantastic comic TOMfoolery.
Books by Tom Holt:
Walled Orchard Series
The Walled Orchard
J.W. 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
When It's A Jar
The Outsorcerer's Apprentice
The Good, the Bad and the Smug
Expecting Someone Taller
Who's Afraid of Beowulf
Here Comes the Sun
Faust Among Equals
Odds and Gods
Paint your Dragon
Wish you Were Here
Alexander at World's End
Snow White and the Seven Samurai
Nothing But Blue Skies
Song for Nero
The Management Style of the Supreme Beings
An Orc on the Wild Side
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 252 g
Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 24 mm
"Dazzling." --"Time Out"
"""The best similes since Douglas Adams. Buy it for heaven's sake." "--SFX "on "Little People"
"Holt is, as usual, absurd, funny, and light-handed enough with the completely ridiculous bits to keep the story moving, assuring that the reader doesn t actually notice how bizarre the story has become, or how tangled the mystery is, until it s nearly done." "Booklist""
"Holt has a touch that is equally breezy and serious: the story's twists and revelations feel like Douglas Adams emulating David Mamet." "Publishers Weekly "on "Falling Sideways""
" "The best similes since Douglas Adams. Buy it for heaven's sake. "SFX "on "Little People""
"Uniquely twisted . . . cracking gags." "Guardian""
"Dazzling." "Time Out""
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Really enjoyed it.
Lance has described the story really well. Twists are well thought out.
If I was inclined to say "Oh my God!", which I am not, I would have said it over a hundred times whilst reading this book.
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