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Falling SidewaysE first Tom Holt I Ve Read Found It Uite read found it ite if a bit convoluted at times Comparisons with Douglas Adams are apt I ll probably try to hunt down some of his work especially with titles like Snow White and the Seven Samurai and You Don t Have to be Evil to Work Here But it Helps Holt is really funny but I feel like the story got away from him here It seemed like he was making Serendipity up the rules of hisniverse as he went along simply to further the plot I liked the two main characters David and Phillipa and would have enjoyed interaction between them instead of so much exposition of the weird reality that David finds himself in as the book progresses It also had a fairly long and drawn out ending that could have been better Overall I d say this book started strongly but slowly ran out of ideas although I did enjoy Holt s dry and very English sense of humor or should I say humour Not his best one Tom Holt isn t for everyone He s like a cross between Terry Pratchett and Piers Anthony I personally enjoy his books although his Portable Door series will forever be my favouritesI picked p this one in a second hand book store and thought to myself that I hadn t read any humorous books in ages I was looking forward to it And of course I wasn t disappointed Tom Holt is one of the very few authors who can make me laugh out loud as I m reading He has a distinctive style most of his characters you find you guiltily like althoug This was easily the most preposterous book I have read in years In fact it could be THE most preposterous book Having said that I thoroughly enjoyed it The description of the book provided doesn t begin to scratch the surface of where this book goes and goes without looking back But the journey was worth it for the sheer happy weirdness I ve read Holt before and now I m determined than ever to read the rest of his body of work Genius Addendum I had the benefit of being able to read this on a trip to Wisconsin so was able to read it or less in one sitting and I think that definitely helped Otherwise I m not sure I would have been able to figure out where on Earth I was in the story next time I picked it p Brilliant Frustrating Messes with your head This is a book where every time you think you know what s going on it changes around again I wouldn t ite define it as absurdist literature but only because it s a little too confusing to even fit in a category There s plenty of humor and also a good number of times when I was tempted to throw the thing against the wall It s like a season of Dr Who written by someone on a bad acid trip I totally want to read it again While Robert Rankin claims to have invented the term Far Fetched Fiction in hopes of getting his own shelf at the bookstore I don t know that he d necessarily be the only one whose books would end p there From what I ve read that he d necessarily be the only one whose books would end The Monsters Lament up there From what I ve read Holt I think he could alsoalify for this category The two books I d previously read of his and a lot of his others as well if the descriptions are to be believed deal with spe. 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This is only my second Holt surprisingly the first being The Portable Door earlier last year I thoroughly enjoyed it I gather he is very popular amongst fans of Terry Pratchett but I think comparisons here are wrong I find Holt s work far less like Pratchett and perhaps along the lines of Jasper Fforde in terms of tone and style Pratchett s plots are straightforward and easy to summarise Based on the now two books I have read by Holt his are not so easy to Shooting Straight uantifyFalling Sideways is a fun complex silly yet clever romp of a tale about another inept yetltimately likeable employee rather like in The Portable Door who has a strange theory about the origins of the human race this theory most certainly does not tally with evolution as we have come to Mostly Dead Things understand it Ultimately we have been led and guided by a group of sentient frogs who are effectively or gods The problem is that this theory is true and that our creators are from another world and pretending to be harmless indigenous amphibiansPerkins is also madly in love with a woman that he can never be with Oh no this isn t some soppy love story about how she s too hot or popular for him or would never look at himntil he gets a sports car she s actually been dead 400 years and he s fallen in love with a portrait of her what s he s convinced that every day he goes to see the painting she s making rude gestures at him while he isn t lookingWell he thinks he could never be with her ntil his friend sells him a lock of hair that he claims belonged to the fair Jacobean maiden the same friend then introduces him to a man named Honest Dave who claims to be able to Clone People Taking The Chance people Taking the chance resurrect her he scrapes p THE MONEY IT DOESN T END WELL AND PERKINS money It doesn t end well and Perkins finds himself at the centre firstly of a murder and then an art theftThis is a daft yet Instructions for a Heatwave ultimately fun romp that put me in the mind of Robert Rankin withick one liners amusing pop culture references and some political satire without being too high brow It s well written and flows easily one of those books where 100 pages have slipped by before you ve even realised it Pretty much as expected from this author and the genre but it didn t set me ablazeIf anything it gets too convoluted in the second half this is a shame because the first half shapes Quick Dinners up to beite promising with its silly twists and turns Not bad but not great either David Perkins a nebbishy computer programmer is in love with a woman Karlology unfortunately this woman was burned at the stake 400 years ago his only contact has been thru a portrait at a local art gallery which he swears has stuck its tongue out at him than once He comespon a bizarre little shop Honest John s House of Clones and soon afterwards discovers that a lock of hair of his beloved s is The Glamorous (Double) Life of Isabel Bookbinder up for auction This seeming coincidence and a great many others have been perpetrated by raniform beings from another planet beings that once they visit Earth are mostly mistaken for small green beings that hop about on lily pads eat flies This is th. 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Cific myths or legends Falling Sideways is a little different in that it doesn t specifically reference any earlier works but it s no less funny for that What starts out as a story about a shy nerd who falls in love with a historical figure and somehow obtains a lock of her hair AND finds a cloning factory later becomes one of frogs from outer space with magical powers of persuasion influencing life on Earth as part of a convoluted plan Confused yet Well it s hard not to be when each new bit of exposition contradicts much of the last and several of the characters are clones of other characters The theme of frogs pervades the story and when frogs take on human form and humans are convinced they re frogs you can never be totally sure what s going on One frog mentions that their homeworld is in the Sirius system and when the main character says that s the Dog Star the amphibian replies Dog Star With a D Must be a typo I have to wonder if Holt might have been thinking even if not consciously of Douglas Adams Frogstar said to be the most totally evil place in the Galaxy There s also a frog claiming he had to take human form to play the role of God because he just couldn t get the idea of a frog shaped god to catch on with these people He doesn t mention the Egyptian frog goddess Heet Anyway in addition to its charmingly ridiculous plot the book also has a lot of amusing asides and a generally enjoyable writing style Tom Holt s books are crazy and convoluted The ltimate in humorous escapism I enjoy his humor at the end of a day after working in a humorless industry I liked this book but the plot in this one took so many twists and turns that my head was spinning by the end Tom Holt is either a genius insane or on drugs or maybe all three I like the writing style it s pretty much like the dry conversational humor of a British sit com Here is an example of the style a verbose way of saying he can t keep your head above water It was hard enough trying to keep his head above the meniscus of the riding tide of terror with only the rubber ring Of Fortitude And The Polystyrene fortitude and the polystyrene of hope to keep him from going nder That s the kind of verbiage his books are filled with If you like dry British Humor mixed with science fiction you would like this book and his others I hate to keep comparing him to Douglas Adams and Hitch hikers guide to the galaxy but that s the best comparison If that s not your style stay away I have always been a fan of chase novels Thrilleraction stories where sually the hero or heroes are being hunted and they have to save the dayThis is not on the face of it one of those I was bought this book some time ago by my Mum who thought I might like it I decided to read it only because I d run out of other things at home to readI am so happy that I did I now buy this book for other peopleThis is a bizarre story that you can only truly enjoy if you leave your disbelief in another room before starting it But if you do it will genuinely have you laughing your arse off. En as a psychological condition It might seem that ME andor CFS is treated differently here in the US but it is very individual There are enlightened doctors and there are those US but it is very individual There are enlightened doctors and there are those live in the dark ages F flossyfudleFran Member May hi all im currently going through something simular To What You Overview what you overview fallingsideways Reddit fallingsideways points points points days ago There's a difference between sing a word that has an English translation to outline a point and letting someone know about the spelling of a word that has no English translation or is sed in the form of it's root language Balance Disorders Causes Types Treatment | Falling or feeling as if you are going to fall Staggering when you try to walk Lightheadedness faintness or a floating sensation Blurred vision Confusion or disorientation Other symptoms might include nausea and vomiting; diarrhea; changes in heart rate and blood pressure; and fear anxiety or panic Symptoms may come and go over short time periods or last for a long time and can le. ,