The Good, the Bad, and the Smug

The Good, the Bad, and the Smug

eBook - 2015
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Publisher: New York, NY : orbitbooks.com, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316371391
0316371394
9780316368803
0316368806
0316368814
0356502554
9780316368810
Characteristics: 1 online resource.

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KEVIN D KELLEY
Mar 30, 2016

This is a very fun read with a lot of funny economic and social commentary.

The two lead characters (a goblin and an elf) have a Moonlighting-esque quality to their banter.

If you like Brit humor, this is the fantasy book for you.

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gvenkatesh
Dec 31, 2015

Reads like a satirical rewriting of the Lord of the Rings by the staff of The Onion.

Delightful oddball characters and playful twists of ideas that take a satirical dig at everything from Hollywood to Wall Street cover an otherwise tepid plot and ending. It is the journey rather than the destination when one reads Tom Holt with his unique style of writing.

If you have never read Tom Holt, worth reading just to see if it is a style you enjoy. As whimsical a writer as Douglas Adams but with less disguised social/cultural commentary. Nothing profound though.

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