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eBook Nothing But Blue Skies ePub

by Tom Holt

  • ISBN: 184149058X
  • Category: Humor and Satire
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Tom Holt
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Orbit UK; New Ed edition (January 17, 2002)
  • Pages: 336
  • ePub book: 1434 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1406 kb
  • Other: lit doc rtf lrf
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 157

Description

Tom Holt was born in London in 1961. Nothing But Blue Skies.

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. Now a full-time writer, he lives in Chard, Somerset, with his wife, one daughter and the unmistakable scent of blood, wafting in on the breeze from the local meat-packing plant. For more infromation about Tom Holt visit ww. om-holt.

Nothing But Blue Skies is a humorous fantasy novel by English author Tom Holt. It was first published in the UK by Orbit Books in 2001. Karen is a Chinese dragon with weather powers, who falls in love with a human and disguises herself as a human so that they can be together; when her father, the adjutant-general to the Dragon King of the North West, comes looking for her, things become much more complicated.

In Nothing But Blue Skies, British comic writer Tom Holt takes aim at one of Great Britain's least appealing qualities .

In Nothing But Blue Skies, British comic writer Tom Holt takes aim at one of Great Britain's least appealing qualities, the one that occupies the position of second worst, right behind its cuisine: its weather. Most of its residence attribute the oft inclement weather on natural meteorological patterns, but a few of the weathermen have suspected for a long time that there's a much more sinister cause behind it: Chinese weather dragons. The plot tends to get a little shallow in parts and none of the characters were that interesting for me, but Holt's humor redeemed the book as a whole for me and made it worth reading.

Sorry, had you just eaten? Let’s try a gentler approach. Imagine a place where it rains all the time

Sorry, had you just eaten? Let’s try a gentler approach. Imagine a place where it rains all the time he window for a second and a half, where the current in the gutters is strong enough to turn hydroelectric turbines, where they thought Waterworld was a documentary, where Noah fortunately didn’t send out his doves (or he’d be sailing. Yet), where even the privatised water companies can only manage to cause a hosepipe ban one year in three. There’s another place like that.

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Nothing But Blue Skies book. Tom Holt is darker and not as laugh-out-loud as Pratchett, but there is a strong sense of irony that can make his stories amusing. I haven't read a Tom Holt book yet that I didn't like. Jan 20, 2015 Michael rated it it was amazing.

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.

There are very many reasons why British summers are either non-existent or, alternatively, held on a Thursday. Many of these reasons are either scientific, dull, or both - but all of them are wrong, especially the scientific ones. The real reason why it rains perpetually from January 1st to December 31st (incl. is, of course, irritable Chinese Water Dragons. Karen is one such legendary creature.

Nothing but blue skies. CHAPTER ONE. Four men in dark grey suits and black sunglasses climbed out of a black, fat-wheeled Transit and slammed the doors. The noise woke up the proprietor, who staggered out of the little shed that served him as an office. Mr Denby?' said one of the strangers. The proprietor shook his head. No,' he added, in case of doubt. But this is Denby's boatyard, right?'

There are very many reasons why British summers are either non-existent or, alternatively, held on a Thursday. Many of these reasons are either scientific, dull, or both - but all of them are wrong, especially the scientific ones.

The real reason why it rains perpetually from January 1st to December 31st (incl.) is, of course, irritable Chinese Water Dragons. Karen is one such legendary creature. Ancient, noble, near-indestructible and, for a number of wildly improbable reasons, working as an estate-agent, Karen is irritable quite a lot of the time. Hence Wimbledon.

But now things have changed and Karen's no longer irritable. She's FURIOUS.

More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

Comments

Bort Bort
This is an essential ingredient for a well stocked library. But only I you enjoy British humour. Tom Holtis one of the greats. His genius is apparent on every page. If you're a fan of the works of Jasper Fforde, Robert Rankin, and Terry Pratchett you will loathe yourself for passing this by.
Embrace your inner jammy git.
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another funny book by Tom Holt
Briciraz Briciraz
In Nothing But Blue Skies, British comic writer Tom Holt takes aim at one of Great Britain's least appealing qualities, the one that occupies the position of second worst, right behind its cuisine: its weather. Most of its residence attribute the oft inclement weather on natural meteorological patterns, but a few of the weathermen have suspected for a long time that there's a much more sinister cause behind it: Chinese weather dragons.

These dragons have the ability to control the weather with their moods and are the real culprit behind Britain's interminable dreariness. The weathermen have become fed up with what they perceive as the dragons' sabotage of their sunny-weather forecasts in order to make them look foolish and they're ready to exact their revenge.

Their plan is to kidnap the Adjutant General to the Dragon King of the North West and hold him hostage in the dragon's most vulnerable form that it can take: that of a goldfish. Now try to stay with me for a minute because it doesn't get any simpler to explain. The dragon's daughter, who had taken human form prior to her fathers kidnapping in order to pursue the man she's fallen in love with - the son of a wealthy newspaper tycoon who is himself trying to capture dragons so that he can harness the power of their third eye to telepathically deliver the news to millions of people worldwide without incurring the unnecessary expense of paper, ink, and delivery services. Got all that?

The plot tends to get a little shallow in parts and none of the characters were that interesting for me, but Holt's humor redeemed the book as a whole for me and made it worth reading. I've enjoyed some of his other books more, most notably Falling Sideways and three of his more recent books that featured the company of J. W. Wells, but this one definitely had its moments.
Dalallador Dalallador
Whew! Finished it! I suggest you read this book with about 200 bookmarks, or a notepad and pen ready - I wasn't two pages in before telling myself to remember this funny bit, that funny line.

It's fantastic - You almost want him to slow the pace of the action, to properly appreciate all the good bits that are slipped in with the action. The one liners or the musings on workings of man, and just Why the weather drove the English to build an empire.

There are stilted men in grey suits wandering around trying to gather up another Ark. The weather men are revolting. A dragon has fallen in love with a human, and Murdoch is trying to take over the world. Again.

Complete chaos ensues, and the characters are trotting in and out so fast it's all a whirl to hold them together - old chums and new torturers, it's brilliant.

I have been reading a great deal of (here it comes...)Pratchett, and Tom Holt is completely different yet... the similarity is most apparent in their despair on the inadequacies of agencies and individuals.. or is that masses?

Is it a treatise on fatherly love?

Or the fallibility of human love?

Is it more concerned with exactly how whacked the English are?

Or is it intended as a showcase for Australian adventure?

Do we really spend a third of our lives sleeping?

All I can definitively say is: it's your call, reader.

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Uttegirazu Uttegirazu
All of them?

That includes the death cult worshipping Princess Ann with human sacrifice - humanely, of course. It also includes the fanatical weather forecasters in search of the air dragons who make them look like such ninnies (not that they need much help). It also includes a secret government laboratory in the Australian desert, with Holt's usual assortment of marginal personalities and bizarre coincidences.

It's good entertainment, in a wandering kind of way. Pratchett fans will appreciate the humor - but will be likely to appreciate Pratchett even more for the comparison.

//wiredweird
Unnis Unnis
All of them?

That includes the death cult worshipping Princess Ann with human sacrifice - humane, of course. It also includes the fanatical weather forecasters in search of the air dragons who make them look like such ninnies (not that they need much help). It also includes a secret government laboratory in the Australian desert, with Holt's usual assortment of marginal personalities and bizarre coincidences.

It's good entertainment, in a wandering kind of way. Pratchett fans will appreciate the humor - but will be likely to appreciate Pratchett even more for the comparison.

//wiredweird
Lynnak Lynnak
Recommended by friends who know my affection for Robert Rankin books I was expecting something similar, if a little less surreal. I was disappointed. Very put-able down-able, sporadically funny but not enough to make up for the lack of flow, I got the impression the author wrote this when he had nothing better to do. Maybe I picked the wrong book for my first Tom Holt, as were it more consistent in its humour, it would have been far more enjoyable.